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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Report: Apple is making thousands of semitransparent lenses for its AR headset at a Foxconn factory as part of engineering validation test stage of the product   —  Apple and Foxconn have reached a key milestone in the development of Apple's long-rumored augmented reality headset …
Jul 10, 2020, 11:40 AMIn context
New York Times:
Magic Leap hires Peggy Johnson, who led Microsoft's business development, as CEO, starting in August   —  Peggy Johnson, who led Microsoft's business development, will take over the struggling virtual reality start-up in August.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Magic Leap said on Tuesday …
Jul 7, 2020, 9:15 AMIn context
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Facebook partners with CBSE, an Indian government education body, to launch a certified curriculum on AR and digital safety for students and teachers in India   —  Facebook, which reaches more users than any other international firm in India, has identified a new area of opportunity …
Jul 5, 2020, 6:20 PMIn context
Joe Fedewa / XDA Developers:
Google makes its ARCore Depth API available for developers on Android and Unity to build AR experiences   —  ARCore is Google's SDK for creating augmented reality experiences on Android and iOS.  On Android devices, it's delivered as part of the Google Play Services for AR app.
Jun 25, 2020, 9:55 AMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Apple debuts ARKit 4 with new depth capabilities and Location Anchors to place AR experiences throughout cities, and expands face tracking to more devices   —  This afternoon following Apple's 2020 WorldWide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote, the company detailed ARKit 4 …
Jun 22, 2020, 6:45 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
A look at the internal divisions at Apple over its plans for an AR/VR headset, which may be released in 2022; AR glasses to be released by 2023 at the earliest   —  In late 2018, Apple Inc. was a few years into its plan to build a powerful headset with both virtual- and augmented-reality capabilities when things shifted dramatically.
Jun 19, 2020, 7:15 AMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Snap says more than 170M+ people access AR features daily and updates its AR platform with voice search, geography-specific Local Lenses, and SnapML   —  Snapchat's augmented reality dreams might be starting to look a bit more realistic.  —  The company has been subtly improving …
Jun 11, 2020, 1:55 PMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz is stepping down as CEO, says the company has raised “significant” funding and pivoted to spatial computing for enterprise   —  Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz confirmed he has raised a new round of funding, and he also said that he will step down as the augmented reality company's top executive.
May 28, 2020, 9:00 PMIn context
Alex Heath / The Information:
Internal memo: Magic Leap has raised $350M from new and existing investors and is withdrawing notices laying off remaining employees   —  Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz told employees Thursday his struggling augmented reality firm had raised $350 million from existing and new investors.
May 21, 2020, 3:20 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple acquires California-based VR startup NextVR; a report in April said the deal is valued at around $100M   —  - NextVR provides virtual-reality sports content to headsets  — Apple developing virtual reality, augmented reality headsets  —  Apple Inc. confirmed it acquired NextVR …
May 14, 2020, 2:23 PMIn context

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