30 Sep 2019 | Emily Friedman
AR+VR Weekly: Oculus AR, Amazon Echo Frames & Qualcomm's Enterprise XR
AR/VR Weekly

Catch up on the latest AR+VR highlights, funding news & launch announcements: Week of September 23

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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:

On Wednesday, Facebook revealed its Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) division is working on lightweight, all-day AR glasses and is already building a massive "Real World Index" to enable AR content tied to the user's location.

Meanwhile - on the same day actually - Amazon announced its $180 Echo Frames, part of the company's "Day One Editions" program for experimental products.

Finally, Qualcomm announced its Enterprise XR program, which will connect XR hardware makers with enterprise solution providers in a range of industries. 

Funding News

Facebook Acquires Startup Developing AI Finger Tracking Wristband (Upload VR)

Tilt Five Kickstarter Blasts Past $450K Funding Goal in 17 Hours (Road to VR)

Verizon Buying All Tech from AR Startup Jaunt XR (The Verge)

Launch Announcements

Facebook Announces Oculus Link; Quest tethered to a PC will play Rift games (Road to VR)

XR Company LucidWeb Launches Platform for Distributing VR Content (AR Post)

NexTech Launches Self-Service 3D AR Publishing Platform ARitize (Yahoo! Finance)

PGA Creates Innovation Award for Virtual and Augmented Reality (IndieWire)

7invensun Announces $150 Eye-tracking Module Supporting All HTC Headsets (Road to VR)

Verizon Media announces addition of AR to ads (Business Insider)

Frieze London installs its first augmented reality work (The Guardian)

ThirdEye Releases X2 MR Glasses (AR Post)

Enklu Launches San Fran's FIrst AR Maker Space (VR Scout)

VR Fitness Company YUR Launches Quest Beta To Help Track Calories (UploadVR)

High Fidelity launches Virtual You: 3D Avatar Creator tool (VR Scout)

Pentland Brands Implements New AR Technology for Item Sizing (AR Post)

Event Listings

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

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

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

Engage Asia's Booming XR Industry at AWE Asia in Shenzhen, China March 28-29, 2020. Register Now for AWE Asia's Early Bird Pricing: Join as a: Participant or Exhibitor

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