30 Apr 2019 | Tom Emrich
AR+VR Weekly: Global Survey, Tribeca Film Festival VR and Jimmy Fallon
AR/VR Weekly

Catch up on the latest AR+VR highlights, funding news & launch announcements: Week of April 29

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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: Global AR/VR survey, Tribeca Film Festival VR, and Beat Saber on Jimmy Fallon.

The Global AR/VR Survey is back! Digi-Capital and AWE have once again joined forces to survey the spatial computing industry. Those who participate in the survey get a copy of the report. US/Canada participants will also be entered to win either a Core license to the Digi-Capital AR/VR Analytics Platform or round-the-world AWE tickets (USA, Europe, Asia, Tel Aviv). Take the survey here!

Meanwhile, the Tribeca Film Festival features a number of immersive stories, including the next chapter of "Wolves in the Walls" from Fable Studios and Baobab's new story "Bonfire."

Finally, Brie Larson showed the world that she is also a superhero in VR by crushing a level of Beat Saber on Jimmy Fallon.

Funding News

Magic Leap raises $280M from NTT Docomo (NY Times)

Magic Leap is Giving Away 500 AR Headsets as Part of Epic's $100M Unreal MegaGrants (Road to VR)

Launch Announcements

Verizon partners with ThirdEye smart glasses (ZDNET)

Angry Birds AR launches (Next Reality)

Khronos and major retailers partner on universal 3D objects for AR and VR (Venture Beat)

Google-powered PHAROS AR app creates funky virtual world featuring Childish Gambino's music (Android Central)

Zillow uses VR to try to make online real estate more authentic (CNET)

Philips launches augmented reality display configurator (AV Interactive)

Trimble launches Trimble PULSE Remote Expert mobile AR app (PR Newswire)

Event Listings

Women of Silicon Valley 2019: May 2-3 (San Francisco, CA) Use code AWE15 for 15% off tickets

VRARA and Atheer Invite You to Enterprise AR: Implementations, Measuring Success, and Lessons Learned: May 7 (Santa Clara, CA) 

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

SIGGRAPH 2019: July 28-August 1 (Los Angeles, CA)

Tech Inclusion 2019: September 11-12 (San Francisco, CA)

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

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