6 Mar 2019 | Tom Emrich
AR+VR Weekly: FB Enterprise VR, Glass 2 & Magic Leap's Creator Program
AR/VR Weekly

Catch up on the latest AR+VR highlights, funding news & launch announcements: Week of March 4

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It’s been another busy week in AR+VR! In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the top AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are the three stories you need to know: Facebook Enterprise VR, Google Glass 2, and Magic Leap's Creator Program.

A job listing reveals that Facebook intends to launch enterprise editions of Oculus Go and Oculus Quest. An enterprise edition of Quest would directly compete with HTC's newly announced Focus Plus, which was presented as its standalone enterprise VR solution. 

Meanwhile, leaked photos of the second generation Google Glass Enterprise Edition have surfaced. 

Finally, Magic Leap announced the 31 creators that will be accepted into its Independent Creator Program. The creators, selected out of a pool of 6,500 applicants, will receive financial, development and marketing support from Magic Leap as part of the program. 

Funding News

Matterport raises $48M to ramp up its 3D imaging platform (TechCrunch)

Launch Announcements

Vuzix unveils M400 enterprise smart glasses with Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 (VentureBeat)

HTC Unveils 5G Mobile Smart Hub That Could Stream VR Content to a Vive Focus (VR Focus)

CNN Launches App on Magic Leap One Headset (Variety)

VR Content Aggregator Littlstar Launches Premium Tier With USB Sideloading for PSVR (Variety)

Talespin launches 'virtual human' VR training environment to teach soft skills (Silicon Angle)

Threedy.ai comes out of stealth with its 2D to 3D conversion solution (VentureBeat)

Event Listings

AWE USA 2019: May 29-31 (Santa Clara, CA)

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

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

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