Reality Report: Augmented and Mixed Reality

Reality Report: Augmented and Mixed Reality

Don't miss what is happening in Augmented and Mixed Reality! Telekom and Zeiss founded a startup to build smart glasses, Intel introduces the Vaunt glasses and Apple launched a new webpage with enterprise Augmented Reality. Magic Leap is about to raise another $500 million and the German publisher Axel Springer announced to invest in the Florida-based startup. Most of these mentioned innovations will be on display at the Augmented World Expo - so book your discounted ticket now. Enjoy reading the latest Reality Report.

INVESTMENTS, DEALS & TRENDS

Magic Leap is in talks for a $400m Saudi cash injection which would lead to a total fundraising of $2.3bn. After completing the first step of introducing the Magic Leap One glasses, the Florida-based startup will need further investments to make their vision of light field technology a reality. Financial Times has more...

German media company Axel Springer is investing in Magic Leap. The publisher sees a big potential to show news content with Augmented Reality and smart glasses. TechCrunch has more... 

Augmented Reality headgear company Realwear raised $17m in funding from Columbia Ventures. Realwear said it has shipped thousands of the hard hats to more than 200 global customers. More on Bizjournals...

DroneBase raises $12 million to bring Augmented Reality to aerial drone imagery. The Series B round was led by Union Square Ventures and Upfront Ventures. More on VentureBeat...

NEW TECH...WHAT'S HOT

Google announces ARCore 1.0 update for Mobile World Congress. The update will support more devices from Samsung, Huawei, LG, Motorola, ASUS, Xiaomi, HMD/Nokia, ZTE, Sony Mobile, and Vivo and has a better environmental understanding to place content: VR Focus has more...

Apple introduced a new page for Augmented Reality that shows enterprise applications under the category "productivity". This is the first time that Cupertino highlights applications for the enterprise world.  More on Apple...

Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara has started to offer early bird tickets for the show on May 30 to June 1. You can save $500 until March 31. More on AWE page...

Deutsche Telekom and Zeiss launch smartglasses startup Tooz. After many rumors about Zeiss and Apple, the German optics manufacturer and the telecom giant are each sharing 50% of the new startup working on smart glasses. Next Reality News has more...

Intel is working on smartglasses as well. The Vaunt is more like one of the light AR glasses with a stream of information, but Intel is using retinal projection to put a display on your eyeball. More on The Verge...

Facebook’s plan to unite AR, VR and News Feed with 3D posts is interesting. It seems like they are making some steps towards a standard for AR and VR. TechCrunch has more...

 

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