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Magic Leap Job Posting Reveals the Company is Preparing to Enter the Retail Space

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According to a recent update to Magic Leap’s massive list of job postings, the company revealed it definitely has plans to enter the retail space, which could include everything from special in-store installations to its own bespoke retail locations. The company is now entertaining applications fo...
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Check out holiday deals from PlayStation.
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RealWear raises $17M for industrial augmented reality headgear

https://www.geekwire.com/…/realwear-raises-17m-industrial-…/

Vancouver, Wash.-based RealWear this week announced a $17 million Series A investment round led by Columbia Ventures Corporation. The company’s $2,000 HMT-1 voice-controlled augmented reality device…
geekwire.com|By Taylor Soper

VR Design Tool ‘Gravity Sketch’ Raises $1.7 Million With Participation from Wacom

https://www.roadtovr.com/gravity-sketch-vr-design-tool-see…/

Gravity Sketch, a concepting & design tool made for VR, has raised $1.7 million in venture capital. Gravity Sketch, which allows VR users to quickly and easily sketch out 3D industrial design concepts, today announced that the company has raised a $1.7 million seed investment, according to UKTN. The...
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LiveLike raises $9.6M to get more broadcasters streaming in VR

https://techcrunch.com/…/livelike-raises-9-6m-to-get-more-…/

LiveLike, a startup that powers VR streaming experiences for broadcasters like FOX Sports and Sky, has raised a $9.6M Series B round led by Greycroft Partners..
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Vreal Raises $11.7 Million For VR Broadcasting Platform

https://uploadvr.com/vreal-series-a-broadcast/

Seattle-based startup Vreal raised an $11.7 million Series A round of funding for its VR broadcasting platform.
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Augmented reality developer tools startup 8th Wall raises $8 million

https://techcrunch.com/…/augmented-reality-developer-tools…/

Mobile AR had a lot of hype heading into the rollout of ARKit and ARCore this past year, but for the most part mobile AR apps have delivered a pretty heavy..
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Walmart has acquired a virtual reality startup as part of its tech makeover

https://www.recode.net/…/walmart-vr-virtual-reality-spatial…

Spatialand joins Walmart’s tech incubator, Store No. 8
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Google collaborates with Pepsi's Super Bowl campaign to provide VR experience

http://www.thedrum.com/…/google-collaborates-with-pepsis-su…

Google intensified its AR/VR experience by collaborating with the latest Pepsi campaign that brings out Cindy Crawford, Michael Jackson and others for a Super Bowl ad that spans generations.
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Silicon Valley augmented reality startup moves HQ to Vancouver, raises $17 million

http://www.oregonlive.com/…/silicon_valley_augmented_reali.…

It's another positive sign for the region's startup community.
oregonlive.com|By The Oregonian

Pokemon Go studio Niantic acquires AR firm Escher Reality

https://venturebeat.com/…/pokemon-go-creator-niantic-acqui…/

Niantic Labs announced today that it has acquired Escher Reality, an augmented reality and computer vision startup that’s building technology for persistent, cross-platform, multiuser augment…
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VirZOOM Closes $5.5M Seed Funding to Develop Second Generation of VR Bike Kit

https://www.roadtovr.com/virzoom-closes-5-5m-seed-funding-…/

VirZOOM, makers of VR arcade exercise games and the VirZOOM Bike Controller, announced the successful closure of a $5.5 million seed funding round which the company says will help expand its commercial business worldwide with a second generation of its VZ Module and VZ Sensor, a retrofitting kit for...
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Positron Closes $1.4 Seed Funding to Develop Next Gen of Its VR Motion Chair

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Positron, a Los Angeles-based VR technology studio, announced at Sundance that it closed a $1.4 million seed funding deal to further develop the next generation of the company’s VR motion chair, Voyager. Funding was provided by Lazar Ventures co-founders Cathleen Ihasz and Nicole Ihasz, and OWC. V...
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Light Field Lab raises $7 million for Holodeck-like holographic displays

https://venturebeat.com/…/light-field-lab-raises-7-million…/

Light Field Lab has raised $7 million for holographic display technologies that the company says will make you wonder whether what you’re seeing is real or an illusion. The money comes from K…
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Apple’s augmented reality tool kit can now detect walls and 2D images in beta

https://techcrunch.com/…/apples-augmented-reality-tool-kit…/

Apple is rolling out an upgrade to its augmented reality toolbox, ARKit, to developers in a beta version today. ARKit 1.5 adds a few marquee features..
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GDC 2018 Survey: 33% of Game Devs Are More Interested in VR Than Any Other Platform

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Ahead of the 2018 Game Developers Conference in March, the organizer, UBM, has released their sixth annual State of the Game Industry survey, offering insight into the thoughts of some 4,000 game developers. While many developers may not be ready to bet on VR as a foundation for their game dev busin...
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The ICRC at Davos: Tech partnerships, augmented reality and the cruelty of war

https://reliefweb.int/…/icrc-davos-tech-partnerships-augmen…

News and Press Release from International Committee of the Red Cross, published 22 Jan 2018
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