17 Dec 2019 | Emily Friedman
Weekly Spatial: Spectacles x Gucci, Your Oculus VR Data & Depth API
AR/VR Weekly

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

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Weekly Spatial 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:


Snap unveiled a Limited Edition Gucci-themed version of its Spectacles 3. To promote the Spectacles x Gucci model, Snap teamed up with filmmaker Harmony Korine to produce a short video filmed entirely with Spectacles 3.

Meanwhile, Facebook announced that your Oculus data can now be used to serve you targeted ads. The company also made AR ads available and deployable to all marketers through its Spark AR engine and ad targeting system.

Finally, Google unveiled a new tool Depth API, which enables occlusion for mobile AR apps and the ability to create more realistic physics and surface interactions. 

The XR Market

Adobe Snags Facebook's Oculus Medium (TechCrunch)

Scope AR acquires augmented reality tool maker WakingApp (VentureBeat)

Augmented reality startup Taqtile raises $3M, announces Magic Leap partnership (GeekWire)

Brand New: Launches & More

Librestream and Samsung Collaborate to Deliver an Augmented Reality Solution for Improved Worker Communications and Safety (Global Newswire)

SuperData Launches SuperData XR Dimensions, a New XR Intelligence Platform (VentureBeat)

Bosch Sensortec Unveils Smartglasses Light Drive (Business Wire)

Trailer for Twin Peaks VR Drops (GamesRadar)

North Announces Focals 2.0 Smart Glasses (North)

Magic Leap formally launches Magic Leap 1 and reveals enterprise partners (VentureBeat)

Oculus Rolling Out Native Hand Tracking to Quest (The Verge)

Oppo Announces New Augmented Reality Glasses (PCMag)

More LEGO Augmented Reality Products On the Way (Brick Fanatics)

Scandinavian Retailer Carlings Launches New AR-Enabled Collection (Tech Wire Asia)

Facebook Rolls Out New Social Tools to Oculus Platform (Road to VR)

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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