Virtual & Augmented Reality

By Luis Bravo Martins & Anesio Neto

Virtual & Augmented Reality - Global Issue # 30

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Virtual & Augmented Reality

We provide you with a list of handpicked stories, best practices, startup showcases and fresh tools to build the Metaverse and the next version of the web!

Hello there 👋🏼,
This was a really busy week, with Augmented World Expo shelling out several new smartglasses and Augmented Reality (AR) publishing platforms for the Metaverse - while Meta is opening physical stores to sell smartglasses and AR publishing platforms. Immersive did go full circle, this week.
You can join in the Metaverse fun by building your own smartglasses or by sprucing up your NFT knowledge - just follow the links below and don’t forget - we’re one click away, so contact us if you have any doubt, questions or have different ways to enrich the Metaverse - we’re here for you!

XR HEADLINES
Niantic Kickstarts It's AR Metaverse with Release of Lightship SDK and $20M Developer Fund
Meta Wants To Build Physical Stores To Help Sell The Metaverse, Report Says
XR STARTUPS
Samsung invests in DigiLens XR glasses firm at a valuation of over $500M
Dispelix closes $33M in Series B funding with its waveguide technology for AR devices
XR GLASSES
Qualcomm is Preparing Developers for the Coming Wave of Smartphone-tethered AR Glasses
XR FOR GOOD
Creative Technology Innovation for Social Good
Accessibility in Virtual Environments: A Focus on Deaf People
XR SAFETY & PRIVACY
Meta to continue use of facial recognition technology
XR OPEN SOURCE
Project North Star — Ultraleap for Developers
Why WebXR is so important for the future of the Metaverse
THIS WEEK'S HERO
Peggy Johnson, Magic Leap´s CEO,  Speaks at Web Summit 2021
WORD OF THE WEEK
Motion Sickness
NEXT EVENTS
VRDays Europe 7 - Immersive Tech Week
IDFA ​DocLab
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
NFT WTF: Do I need to care about NFTs?
Closing notes
That´s all folks!
Once again, if you do have a comment, a question, an article or topic to share or just have that urgent need to chat about XR, just let us know!
Cheers!
👨‍💻 Luis Bravo Martins
👨‍💻 Anesio Neto
Techstars Startup Digest Virtual & Augmented Reality is curated by:
Luís Bravo Martins Luís Bravo Martins - CMO, VR/AR Author & Speaker
luis.martins@startupdigestmail.com
Anesio Neto Anesio Neto - Matchmaker, Creative Strategist & Content Manager
anesio.neto@startupdigestmail.com
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