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: Apple #3 smart glasses, 4.2M PSVR, and Facebook audio patent.
Digi-Capital and AWE published the results from their latest Global AR/VR survey which found that Apple's much anticipated smart glasses are the third most important smart glasses platform after HoloLens and Magic Leap.
Meanwhile, Sony has sold 4.2 million PSVR headsets as of March, according to Senior VP of R&D, Donomic Mallinson.
Finally, a Facebook patent giving details on a "cartilage conduction audio system for eyewear devices" may give insight into how Facebook may be thinking about audio in a pair of AR glasses.
HolodeckVR raises €3M from Germany's ProSiebenSat1 to put VR onto dodgems (TechCrunch)
Modsy raises $37 million for shoppable 3D room remodeling (VentureBeat)
Smartglasses Startup North Secures $40 Million in New Funding, Report Says (Next Reality)
AmazeVR raises $7 million in funding led by Mirae Asset Group with participation from LG Technology Ventures and more (TechCrunch)
Streem acquires U.K. computer vision startup Selerio to bring 'smart AR' to phone cameras (GeekWire)
AR optical waveguide manufacturer Lingxi AR raised A+ round led by Sunny V Fund (Yahoo Finance)
Fyusion raises $3 million from Itochu for 3D imaging and machine learning (VentureBeat)
Disney-Backed VR Startup Tyffon Raises $7.8 Million (Variety)
Glass graduates from Alphabet's X as it scores new hardware update (TechCrunch)
The iPod of VR is here, and you should try it (Fast Company)
Porsche launches Augmented Reality Visualizer app (Porsche)
North Focals Smartglasses Update Adds Google Fit, Google Slides, & a Distraction-Free Mode (Next Reality)
Vive Cosmos Expected to Launch in Q3 (Road to VR)
Amazon Prime brings the apocalypse to Times Square with AR disaster ad for Good Omens (The Drum)
Swiss airline brings vertical AR cabin views to web ads (Mobile Marketer)
Magic Leap Adds Mobile Carrying Case to Its Arsenal of Augmented Reality Gear (Next Reality)
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