|  |  |  |  | 

Augmented Reality mixed-reality Uncategorized Virtual Reality

The AR Round-up: March 2018


Here’s what you missed in the AR+VR space for March 2018


  • ABI Research forecasts that there will be 32.7 million total smartglasses shipped in 2022, growing from 225,000 in 2017 (VR Focus)
  • Accenture’s “Technology Vision 2018” report finds that 80% of executives believe it will be important to leverage XR solutions to close the gap of physical distance when engaging employees and customers (Accenture)
  • AR/MR revenue is expected to double to $3.2 billion this year with mobile AR being the primary driver for revenue through 2021 according to SuperData Research (Games Industry Biz)


Big news

  • AR startup Magic Leap raises $461 million from Saudi Arabia fund (Reuters)
  • Enterprise Augmented Reality Leader Upskill Closes $17.2M with Strategic Investments from Accenture and Cisco (Business Insider)
  • British Columbia’s Digital Technology Supercluster awarded $1.4 Billion in federal funding (Digital Supercluster)

Platforms & Tools

  • Mixed Place closes seed funding totalling $750K (VR Focus)
  • Virtualitics grabs another $7M in funding to drive its VR data visualization platform (TechCrunch)
  • Edgybees lands $5.5 million to save lives with AR drones (VentureBeat)
  • LiveLike raises $9.6M to get more broadcasters streaming in VR (TechCrunch)
  • VR Design Tool ‘Gravity Sketch’ Raises $1.7 Million With Participation from Wacom and Super Ventures (Road to VR)


  • Israeli visual aid company OrCam valued at $1 billion (Reuters)



  • Bose is developing augmented reality glasses with a focus on sound (The Verge)
  • Toshiba reveals its smartglasses powered by mini Windows PCs (Engadget)
  • Volkswagen reveals it’s latest I.D. concept vehicle featuring mixed reality (TechCrunch)
  • Snap is reportedly releasing new Spectacles this year (Cheddar)
  • Google’s AI-powered Clips smart camera is now available (TechCrunch)
  • India Enters The Mixed Reality Headset Market With AjnaLens (VR Focus)
  • Asus Mixed Reality headset goes on sale for $429 (The Verge)
  • Level’s activity-tracking smart glasses launch this March (Engadget)


  • YouTube is adding a new AR green screen effect to its stories feature (The Verge)
  • ‘Yahoo! MAP’ for iOS Now Has AR Navigation Mode in Japan (Road to VR)
  • Google Lens is coming to all Android phones running Google Photos (The Verge)
  • DAQRI announces new suite of AR productivity applications called Worksense (Venturebeat)
  • Universal Studios debuts AR game Jurassic World Alive (Next Reality)
  • Facebook Debuts Image Recognition in Camera AR (Next Reality)
  • Third-party AR lenses will appear in Snapchat’s main carousel soon (TechCrunch)
  • Amazon’s AR shopping tool is now available on Android (Engadget)
  • HTC Vive users to get 8 Ready Player One VR tie-in experiences for free (VR Focus)
  • AR cloud startup 6D comes out of stealth, building AR tech that crowdsources a 3D mesh of hte world (TechCrunch)
  • ‘Ghostbusters World’ AR game is coming to Android and iOS this year (Engadget)
  • Google’s ARCore hits verison 1.0, brings AR to 100 million devices (Ars Technica)
  • Samsung’s AR Emoji taps creepy avatars and Disney characters to compete with Animoji (TechCrunch)
  • Facebook’s plan to unite AR, VR and News Feed with 3D posts (TechCrunch)

This update is presented monthly at the AR Bay Area meetup. Join here on Meetup.com.

Subscribe to the AWE newsletter to get the latest AR+VR news.

Powered by WPeMatico



%d bloggers like this: