16 Sep 2019 | Emily Friedman
AR+VR Weekly: Apple Garta, Vive COSMOS, and Daqri
AR/VR Weekly

Catch up on the latest AR+VR highlights, funding news & launch announcements: Week of September 9

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Welcome to another AR+VR weekly! In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the biggest news, funding activity, and launch announcements in immersive tech, here are three stories that caught our eye:

A week doesn't go by without some Apple AR speculation, right? This week brought compelling evidence that Apple's internal device Garta is a stereoscopic AR headset. 

Meanwhile, preorders opened for HTC's new high-end consumer VR headset, the Vive COSMOS. Say goodbye to the original HTC Vive because HTC is also planning to retire the headset!

Finally, Daqri is the latest well-funded AR headset  startup to shut down.

Funding News

Studio216 becomes MR startup Altoura, raises $1.1M (Geekwire)

WaveOptics Secures Additional $13M to Expand AR Optics Manufacturing (Road to VR)

Foldable AR Headset DreamGlass Air blows past Kickstarter goal (VRScout)

Launch Announcements

Google ARCore Update Brings More Robust Cloud Anchors for Improved Multiuser AR (Road to VR)

Innovega Announces AR/VR Eyestrain Management Technology (PR Newswire)

Vality Building Compact VR Headset with Ultra-high Resolution (Road to VR)

Nreal Announces Nreal Light MR Glasses Can Now Run Off a PC Connection (Tom's Hardware)

Coca-Cola launches AR app with Ogilvy Mexico and VFX house Timber (The Drum)

drew label. Debuts Augmented Reality App and Street Art to Famous LA Landmarks (AR Post)

VR thriller Empathy, Inc. gets wider theatrical release (The Verge)

TIME is launching new AR experience Inside The Amazon: The Dying Forest (VR Scout)

New Patents Reveal VR Moves by Google and Nintendo (Business Insider)

Event Listings

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

Crypto Games Conference: October 10-11 (Kyiv, Ukraine)

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

WEARABLE EXPO: February 12-14, 2020 (Tokyo, Japan)

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