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For AR/VR 2.0 to live, AR/VR 1.0 must die

Tim Merel Contributor Tim Merel is managing director of Digi-Capital. More posts by this contributor The Reality Ecosystem: What AR/VR/XR needs to go big China could beat America in AR/VR long-term The future of AR/VR could be bright, but only if it moves beyond where it is today. 2018 was the first of what look like two transitional years, with a potential shakeout in 2019 before an inflection point in late 2020. Let’s look at whe...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Column, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, China, America, Tech, Walmart, Sony, Pokemon, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Lockheed Martin

How 3 Augmented Reality Hardware Startups Are Preparing for the Consumer Market

Among the thousands of companies showing off their products at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week, there were also a few dozen startups dedicated to augmented reality (AR). And while a lot of the focus around AR hardware has been on enterprise use, an increasing number of companies is getting ready […]
Tags: News, North, Las Vegas, Magic Leap, Consumer Electronics Show CES, Rokid, CES 2019, Nreal

AT&T and Magic Leap are expanding their partnership to include business solutions (T)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Six months after AT&T teamed up with Magic Leap, a cutting-edge AR headset startup, to become the sole US wireless carrier for the company's headsets, the firms have announced the expansion of this partnership,   according to   a company statement. The two firms will now work together on business solutions, plac...
Tags: US, Trends, Ar, Magic Leap, Idc, Macy, Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider Intelligence Apps

Startups Weekly: Will Trump ruin the unicorn IPOs of our dreams?

The government shutdown entered its 21st day on Friday, upping concerns of potentially long-lasting impacts on the U.S. stock market. Private market investors around the country applauded when Uber finally filed documents with the SEC to go public. Others were giddy to hear Lyft, Pinterest, Postmates and Slack (via a direct listing, according to the latest reports) were likely to IPO in 2019, too. Unfortunately, floats that seemed imminent may not actually surface until the second half of 2019 —...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Money, Pinterest, Wall Street, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Venture Capital, SEC, WeWork, Magic Leap, Sequoia Capital, Donald Trump

Nowhere to Be Found: 5 Notable MIAs at CES 2019

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) seems to have almost everything, ranging from the truly innovative to the slightly bizarre. But every year, there are a few things that don’t make it to the show floor. Some of these MIAs can tell you as much about the industry as its carefully choreographed announcements. With that […]
Tags: Apple, News, Roku, Magic Leap, CES 2019

Wacom Showed Me the First Good Reason to Buy the Magic Leap Hype

Fields as diverse as video game development, visual effects, and industrial design all rely on 3D software, but the tools used to make it remain firmly stuck in two-dimensions. For the past few years, Magic Leap’s mixed reality goggles have been heralded as the missing link between the digital 3D world and the real…Read more...
Tags: Science, Design, 3D, Magic Leap, Wacom

An AR glasses pioneer collapses

In the first days of 2017, Osterhout Design Group arrived up at CES with a two-story booth and huge promises. The startup’s founder, Ralph Osterhout, wanted to take the small San Francisco-based company even further past its military contractor roots in AR, building out major enterprise and consumer businesses with flashy new product lines. The company had just raised $58 million, and the Las Vegas electronics show served as its launchpad for its R-8 and R-9 augmented reality glasses lines th...
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, San Francisco, Tech, Comcast, Las Vegas, Magic Leap, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Snapdragon, Ralph, Machina, Magic Leap Google, Odg, Osterhout Design Group, Magic Leap One

Big Deals, Life Sciences Push U.S. VC in 2018 to Dot-Com Boom Levels

Venture capital investments rose in 2018 to levels not seen since the heady days of 2000, the last year U.S. startups collectively took in more than $100 billion.That’s according to PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association’s Venture Monitor report, released this week, which tallied nearly 9,000 deals made last year, through which venture investors sunk $130.9 billion into companies. That was about 500 fewer deals than in the year prior, but the total amount invested increased by $...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Lyft, Uber, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Trends, Vc, Software, Pwc, Venture Capital, Angel, National, WeWork, Magic Leap, Biotech

Seyfarth Shaw hires former Magic Leap general counsel Mark Albert

Seyfarth Shaw LLP hired Mark Albert to the corporate department in Chicago. Albert most recently worked as general counsel of Magic Leap, a tech company building a computing platform. Before, Albert was a corporate partner at Perkins Coie LLP and a founding member of its Palo Alto office. Press Release Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced today the arrival of partner Mark S. Albert to the Corporate department in Chicago. Albert recently served as general counsel of Magic Leap Inc., a technology company b...
Tags: Trends, People, Palo Alto, Chicago, Magic Leap, Mark, Albert, Seyfarth Shaw, University of Illinois College of Law, Seyfarth, Perkins Coie LLP, Magic Leap Inc, Amanda Sonneborn, Cory Hirsch, Mark Albert, Press Release Seyfarth Shaw LLP

China’s Nreal raises $15M to shrink augmented headsets to size of sunglasses

A former Magic Leap engineer believes the problem with most consumer-facing augmented headsets on the market is their bulky size. “You wouldn’t want to wear them for more than one hour,” Xu Chi, founder and chief executive officer of Nreal told me as he put on a bright orange headgear that looked just like plastic Ray-Ban shades. Called Light and powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor, Nreal’s first-generation mixed reality glasses officially launched at Las Vegas’ tech trade show CES this w...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, China, US, Tech, Xiaomi, Las Vegas, Baidu, Magic Leap, Qualcomm, Snapdragon, China Growth Capital, Oppo, Ray Ban, Xu, Shunwei

Nreal’s mixed-reality sunglasses are more compact than the Magic Leap One

The Nreal Light are mixed reality glasses from a former Magic Leap employee. They allow you to see virtual objects in the real world, but they require a wired connection to a small, portable processing unit. The post Nreal’s mixed-reality sunglasses are more compact than the Magic Leap One appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Magic Leap, Magic Leap One, Nreal

Marc Andreessen: audio will be “titanically important” and VR will be “1,000” times bigger than AR

In a new a16z podcast with the venture firm’s founders Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, there’s a lot to enjoy, from Andreessen’s TV show recommendations to Horowitz’s secret to excellent barbecue. (It’s pretty much just “time,” as you might imagine.) More useful for our founder readers may be Andreessen’s predictions around tech and, because he’s asked about them specifically, his predictions when it comes to wearables, including that virtual reality will be “one thousand” times bigger than au...
Tags: Apple, TC, Tech, Earth, Andreessen, Silicon Valley, Ben Horowitz, Magic Leap, Marc Andreessen, Valley, HOROWITZ, Joe Rogan, A16z

Daily Crunch: AR Startups face an uneasy future in 2019

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. Magic Leap and other AR startups have a rough 2019 ahead of them  2018 was supposed to be the year where the foundation of AR was set to expand, but now it looks like momentum has been sucked out of the industry’s heavy hitters. 2. Sorry I took so long to upgrade, Apple  Apple missed Wall Street’s Q1 sal...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Apps, Asia, Space, Finance, China, Tech, Venture Capital, Starbucks, Augmented Reality, Magic Leap, Mary Meeker, Chang, Apple Apple

CES 2019 Preview: Technology to Watch in the Coming Year

More than 180,000 industry insiders are expected to swarm Las Vegas for CES, the annual mega-conference dedicated to consumer tech. Variety has put together a cheat sheet that identifies five key technologies to watch; developments on these fronts will have an impact on entertainment in 2019 — and beyond. This year’s CES also will expand […]
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Verizon, Facebook, Ces, Features, Sprint, T-mobile, AT&T, Oculus, Las Vegas, Magic Leap, Audi, Htc Vive, Walt Disney Imagineering

Magic Leap and other AR startups have a rough 2019 ahead of them

Very rarely does an early technology garner such an air of inevitability like AR has in the past few years. 2018 was supposed to be a year where the foundational tech for augmented reality was built out a bit and the industry took a couple big leaps. Things started off well-enough, but momentum really doesn’t seem be on the side of some of the industry’s heaviest hitters heading into 2019, suggesting that life for earlier-stage startups may not be much easier. There are plenty of reasons to be l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Tech, Intel, Harry Potter, North, Magic Leap, Niantic, Facebooks, Pokemon Go, Vuzix

From a hush-hush Apple meeting to mysterious executive departures, 9 of the most important tech stories Business Insider reported in 2018

Business Insider's team of tech journalists was first to report some of the most important developments in tech in 2018. From the surprise departure of Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene to the internal turmoil at AR pioneer Magic Leap and the problems leading up to Uber's fatal autonomous-car crash, the industry has had an eventful year. Check out the list below for some great reads you may have missed, or to refresh your perspective and challenge your assumptions as you prepare for the new year i...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, New York City, Trends, Ibm, Ar, Travis Kalanick, Magic Leap, Diane Greene, Julie Bort, Kif Leswing, Becky Peterson, Travis Kalanick Business Insider

I played 'Angry Birds' on Magic Leap and it blew my mind

The gaming studio behind "Angry Birds" has made a version of the famous mobile game for mixed-reality headset Magic Leap. I got to demo the game, and it was the perfect use of Magic Leap's tech. I selected a spot on a real table, and up sprang the familiar setup of green pigs perched atop various combinations of blocks. Then you get to work knocking them down. What's impressive is Rovio built "Angry Birds" having not seen the Magic Leap kit. If you love "Angry Birds," you will go wild for "An...
Tags: London, US, Trends, Andy Serkis, Magic Leap, Palm, Rovio, Tommy Palm, Ronkainen, Magic Leap Rovio, Sami Ronkainen

The 10 largest US venture rounds of 2018

Three U.S. companies raised more than $1 billion in just one funding round in 2018, a year in which total deal value for U.S. startups is expected to surpass $100 billion for the first time. For the most part, it was the usual suspects, and yes, SoftBank was an accessory in many of these rounds. Here’s a look at the 10 largest venture rounds of 2018. Epic Games: $1.25 billion The video game Fortnite Battle Royale was the star of the year 2018; more than 200 million players worldwide are regis...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Lyft, Uber, New York, India, Softbank, Funding, US, San Francisco, Tech, Netflix, Canada, Atlantic, Middle East, Venture Capital

My product launch wishlist for Instagram, Twitter, Uber and more

‘Twas the night before Xmas, and all through the house, not a feature was stirring from the designer’s mouse . . . Not Twitter! Not Uber, Not Apple or Pinterest! On Facebook! On Snapchat! On Lyft or on Insta! . . . From the sidelines I ask you to flex your code’s might. Happy Xmas to all if you make these apps right. Instagram See More Like This – A button on feed posts that when tapped inserts a burst of similar posts before the timeline continues. Want to see more fashion, sunsets, selfie...
Tags: Ios, Social, Startups, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Apps, Twitter, Spotify, Pinterest, Instagram, Opinion, Tech, Snapchat

A 'nonsense' valuation of $1 billion, a failed sale to Snap, and an investor fight: Inside Blippar's dramatic collapse

British augmented-reality startup Blippar once claimed to be a tech unicorn worth $1.5 billion. The company is best known for the Blippar app, which identified real-world objects and provided additional information. The company raised more than $130 million in investment funding but collapsed this week after burning through the cash and failing to raise more money. The startup's story is a cautionary tale of overblown expectations set by a charismatic CEO, a changing strategy, and the challeng...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Europe, Japan, UK, New York, London, California, India, US, Samsung, San Francisco, Trends, Turkey, Malaysia

WaveOptics nabs $26M as it sets its sights on lower-cost AR hardware

At the heart of the lightweight augmented reality glasses that you’ve been promised is a display engine that a handful of tech companies are racing to improve. WaveOptics is one such startup looking to expand the capabilities and shrink the form factor of waveguide displays. The U.K.-based company has just raised $26 million in what it’s calling the “first stage” of its Series C. The money is coming from Octopus Ventures as well as IP Group, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Gobi Partners, Goertek a...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Tech, Augmented Reality, Magic Leap, Mitsubishi, Denver, Octopus Ventures, Waveoptics, SUNNYVALE, Niantic, Recent Funding, DigiLens, U K based company, Optimas Capital Partners Late, Akonia Holographics Apple

What you need to know in advertising today

Ad fraud remains rampant, continuing to eat into an increasing share of marketers' ad dollars and cheat publishers out of revenue. Click farms, botnets, and domain spoofing are infiltrating everything from websites and video inventory to over-the-top and connected devices and mobile apps. But the fastest-growing ad fraud issue in 2018 was in-app ad fraud on mobile devices. Verification company DoubleVerify's Fraud Lab said it saw an 800% increase year over year in the number of fraud attempts th...
Tags: Trends, Harvard, New York Times, Victoria, Pink, Magic Leap, Jefferies, WPP, New York Media, Randal Konik, Pink Victoria, DoubleVerify s Fraud Lab

Graphic Design Trends of 2019

Bold typography Type is a fundamental part of graphic design. As such, it’s no surprise every year that designers take type in a different direction. Recently we’ve noted an increase in the use of type as a bold, often primary element in design. This goes along with the general trend of design becoming more simple and direct. When you look at the current state of media, the use of bold typography makes sense. With advertisers and marketers fighting to get their message across, using stark, in-y...
Tags: Apple, Lyft, Instagram, Uncategorized, Samsung, Sales, Magic Leap, Pantone, Don, CCI, Pantone Color Institute, Nike Adidas, Leatrice Eiseman, Barbara Kruger, Apple Spotify, Microsoft Facebook Google

CTRL-labs’ first dev kit is a gesture-tracking neural controller

The race to replace the mouse and keyboard has yielded a lot of weird tech, but as various hardware startups try to find the missing link between what we have now and some sort of embedded brain chip, we’re seeing some fascinating solutions surface. New York-based CTRL-labs just announced its  first developer kit that’s aiming to refresh how people interact with computers — an armband that can track a user’s finger movements by measuring electrical impulses. It’s not quite a brain controller, th...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, New York, Hardware, Microsoft, Tech, Magic Leap, Input, CTRL, CTRL-Labs, Vulcan Capital GV

Magic Leap loses two women from top executive positions

Magic Leap’s executive team is pretty heavy on the dudes these days. The augmented reality startup’s two female C-suite executives, Chief Marketing Officer Brenda Freeman and Chief Business Officer Rachna Bhasin have recently both stepped back into advisory roles at the company, TechCrunch has learned. Freeman joined the startup two years ago from National Geographic. Bhasin joined the company as Chief Business Officer in October of 2015. With the two executives, both women of color, taking a...
Tags: TC, Microsoft, Tech, Augmented Reality, Magic Leap, National Geographic, TechCrunch, Lucas Matney, Freeman, Brenda Freeman, Rony Abovitz, Bhasin, Rachna Bhasin, Magic Leap Problems, VP of Marketing Tannen Campbell

Seedling on Magic Leap Is the Most Relaxing Space Gardening Game You'll Never Play

Testing out a new augmented reality game is typically hard enough. From the beginning, you’re thrust into a world that sort of looks and feels like reality, but inherently operates on a slightly different set of rules. But when you’re forced to play the same game on what is essentially a prototype headset, the line…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Ar, Augmented Reality, Magic Leap, Consumer Tech, Insomniac Games, Seedling, XR, Seedling On The Magic Leap

Seedling for Magic Leap is the most expensive plant you’ll ever take care of

Insomniac Games has officially launched its new game for Magic Leap One, called 'Seedling.' Throughout the game, you can nurture your very own life form wherever you are. In our demo with Seedling, we got to check out if the game is worth playing. The post Seedling for Magic Leap is the most expensive plant you’ll ever take care of appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Wearables, Trends, Computing, Virtual Reality, Magic Leap, Mixed Reality, Emerging Tech, Insomniac Games, Seedling, Magic Leap One

Microsoft Secures $480 Million US Army HoloLens Contract

Microsoft announced it was awarded a $480 million contract to begin development on an augmented reality system for use with its HoloLens headset for the U.S. Army. Previously, the U.S. Army had been looking into pitches from both Microsoft and Magic Leap, both in a bidding war for the contract. Microsoft has emerged victorious, however, […]
Tags: News, Microsoft, Magic Leap, US Army, HoloLens, US Army HoloLens Contract, U S Army Previously the U S Army

Microsoft Secures $480 Million U.S. Army HoloLens Contract

Microsoft announced it was awarded a $480 million contract to begin development on an augmented reality system for use with its HoloLens headset for the U.S. Army. Previously, the U.S. Army had been looking into pitches from both Microsoft and Magic Leap, both in a bidding war for the contract. Microsoft has emerged victorious, however, […]
Tags: News, Microsoft, Magic Leap, US Army, HoloLens, U S Army Previously the U S Army, Army HoloLens Contract

Nike and Boeing Are Paying Sci-Fi Writers To Predict Their Futures

Brian Merchant, writing for Medium : In 2017, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the professional services firm that advises 440 of the Fortune 500 companies, published a blueprint for using science fiction to explore business innovation. The same year, the Harvard Business Review argued that "business leaders need to read more science fiction" in order to stay ahead of the curve. "We're already seeing science fiction become reality today," said Google's then-CEO Eric Schmidt in 2012. "Think back to Star T...
Tags: Google, Tech, Nike, Magic Leap, Jeff Bezos, Boeing, Neal Stephenson, Eric Schmidt, Harvard Business Review, Stephenson, Hershey, Brian Merchant, Lux Capital, Josh Wolfe, Ford Nike Intel