15 Jul 2019 | Emily Friedman
AR+VR Weekly: Facebook Buys, Apple Exits? and Samsung Files Patent
AR/VR Weekly

Catch up on the latest AR+VR highlights, funding news & launch announcements: Week of July 15

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According to a report by The Information, Facebook may have already signed deals for exclusive VR versions of popular games Assassin's Creed and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell

Meanwhile, another unconfirmed report from DigiTimes suggests that Apple has ceased developing its rumored and much-anticipated consumer AR glasses. 

Finally, Samsung  filed a patent for what looks like foldable augmented reality glasses, a device that automatically switches on whenever it's unfolded. 

Funding News

Snap shares its in-house accelerator's next 10 investments (TechCrunch)

James Murdoch Invests $20M into the Void (Bloomberg)

Launch Announcements

Google launches AR cockpit experience for 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 (CNET)

Virtual Super Land and phone case maker Casetify launch first AR phone case (Evening Standard)

Southwest Brings Shark Week to Passengers Via AR and In-Flight Experiences (a.list)

Google Teams with New York Times for 'Stranger Things' Google Lens Experience (NextReality)

Microsoft opens London flagship store with MR and digital enterprise retail focus (Retail Insight)

Cemtrex to Unveil AR Experiences for 7 Luxury Brands, including Cartier and Piaget (Benzinga)

Bigscreen TV Launches with 50+ Channels of Video Content (VR Scout)

Event Listings

SIGGRAPH 2019: July 28-August 1 (Los Angeles, CA)

Tech Inclusion 2019: September 11-12 (San Francisco, CA)

EWTS 2019:  September 17-19 (Dallas, TX)

AWE EU 2019: October 17-18 (Munich, Germany)

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