25 Nov 2019 | Emily Friedman
AR+VR Weekly: 90+ #AWE2019 Vids, XR Economic Boost & MR Art at Auction
AR/VR Weekly

Catch up on the latest AR+VR highlights, funding news & launch announcements: Week of November 18

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


Every video from last month's AWE EU 2019 is now available to watch and share on the AWE YouTube channel! Check out talks you missed by Snap, Google, PTC, the Louvre Museum, and more!

Meanwhile in a report titled 'Seeing is believing,' PwC predicted that AR/VR technology will add an astonishing £1.4 trillion to the global economy by 2030. 

Finally, can XR art be sold? Next year, Christie's will put the first mixed-reality artwork up for auction and it could set a new precedent for digital art. The buyer of Marina Abramović's The Life will receive a recording of the piece plus "wearable spatial computing devices."

Funding News

LIV Secures $2.6M in Funding to Further Expand Mixed Reality Streaming Platform (Road to VR)

Snapchat Commits $750k to AR Influencers (Ad Age)

Launch Announcements

Nreal Light Developer Kits Now Available for Pre-order, Starting at $1,200 (Road to VR) LG U+ announces deal with Nreal (Patently Apple)

Varjo announces partnership with Lenovo to certify ThinkStations for its headsets (Silicon Angle)

Valve Unveils Full-length VR Game Half-Life: Alyx (Interesting Engineering)

Tender Claws' The Under Presents Launches on Oculus Quest (CNET)

Hersheypark announces new virtual reality attraction (Penn Live)

Nintendo and Google Release AR-enabled Pokémon Sword & Shield Game Packaging (Next Reality)

Google Devises System for Capturing 'Relightable' Volumetric Video (Next Reality)

Oculus Link arrives in beta: The Quest can now be your PC VR gaming headset (CNET)

Ubiquity6 launches Display.land app to capture, edit, and share augmented reality spaces (VentureBeat)

Adidas Launches AR Experience For the Oceans at Paris Flagship Store (AR Post)

Event Listings

WEARABLE EXPO: February 12-24, 2020 (Tokyo, Japan) 

AWE Asia 2020: March 28-29 (Shenzhen, China) Register Now for AWE Asia's Early Bird Pricing: Join as a: Participant or Exhibitor

AWE USA 2020: May 27-29 (Santa Clara, CA) Super Early Bird tickets are already on sale!

AWE EU 2020: October 15-16 (Munich, Germany) Super Early Bird tickets are on sale! 

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