Catch up on the latest XR highlights, funding news & launch announcements: Week of November 19
By Tom Emrich
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 there three stories you need to know: Huawei’s AR glasses, VR Black Friday and VR footwear by Google.
Huawei’s CEO, Richard Yu, promises AR glasses in 1-2 years while focusing on mobile experiences to help customers get accustomed to augmented reality in the meantime.
Meanwhile, Walmart is using VR to train its staff for the upcoming Black Friday madness.
Finally, a Google patent suggests the tech giant may be working on VR footwear that allow users to walk endlessly in virtual worlds.
VR/AR Adtech Startup Admix Secures $2.1m Investment (VR Focus)
Emotion AI startup Looxid Labs grabs $4 mln Series A (PE Hub)
AT&T Reveals Winners of First Magic Leap Hackathon (Next Reality)
Magic Leap is Offering Individual Developers up to $500K for Their AR Projects (Road to VR)
‘Virtual Virtual Reality’ Makers Release Augmented Reality Game ‘Tendar’ (Variety)
Intel announces Neural Compute Stick 2 (Engadget)
Google releases gorgeous VR short film ‘Age of Sail’ (Engadget)
Office Depot launches first holiday-themed AR ad on Facebook for ‘Elf Yourself’ (Marketing Land)
HP unveils Opera Glass for “VR snacking” (ZDNET)
2nd gen. Google Glass Enterprise Edition gets FCC certification (9to5 Google)
Baobab launches Crow: The Legend on Oculus Rift, Oculus Go and YouTube (VentureBeat)