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In this issue of Verb’s newsletter, we discuss why Adobe offered $20 billion for startup Figma, the benefits of learning to code in high school, and the trillion dollars tech companies could make in Latin America

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We celebrate our latest stories in the news, share the results of a recent survey of PR pros, and note the benefits of social media channels with a New Jersey attitude

A New VR Experience Takes You Into a Museum of Stolen Masterpieces

“It is mostly dark in the Stolen Art Gallery, with a night sky above punctured by twin skylights that passively illuminate the room. You can’t see the walls, because there are no walls. You can’t see your feet, because you have no feet. All you can see, aside from an orientation pad in the middle of the gallery, is a semi-circle of five paintings floating in black space. They aren’t there either, of course. They were all stolen decades ago.”

The Stolen Art Gallery review: More like this, please

“The first time I tried VR — an original Oculus developer headset at a developer conference — I thought it could be a great learning tool that could bring slices of the real world to anyone and everyone. Yes, it can be fun to beat things with virtual sabers, but it’s also important to use technology as a tool that makes the world a better place. This is exactly what The Stolen Art Gallery does, and it does it very well.”

Five Stolen Paintings Go on Display in Virtual Reality

“In a new virtual reality exhibition, five missing masterpieces are now on view in stunning detail. The Stolen Art Gallery is not a physical gallery space; it is an app, which users can download and explore from anywhere in the world. Created by the Brazilian company Compass UOL, the gallery displays famous paintings that were stolen from museums over the last 50 or so years. The app is now available on smartphones, though its creators recommend using a VR headset.”

Virtual Reality Stolen Art Gallery

“Stolen paintings are back! Five masterpieces that disappeared decades ago are now visible on the Oculus Quest 2. The experience is brought to you by Compass UOL, a tech-driven company that uses digital platform innovation to redefine its partners’ business strategies.”

‘Stolen Art Gallery’ Gathers Lost Masterpieces In VR So You Can View Them Again

“The Stolen Art Gallery is home to art you’ve most likely never seen in person. Within its virtual halls reside five of the most famous missing masterpieces that have been lost over time. Thanks to virtual reality, you can now lay your eyes on stolen work from Caravaggio, Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandt, Édouard Manet, and Paul Cézanne.”