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Virtual & Augmented Reality - Global Issue # 31

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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 👋🏼,
Another exciting week with two in-person events around the world. We had AWE 2021 in the US and VR Days Immersive Tech Week 21 taking place in the Netherlands. As usual, you can find some good references here in our weekly summary… 😉
Qualcomm´s CEO announced that Meta (former Facebook) has shipped +10 million units of Quest 2. It´s not official information from Meta but according to the recent numbers, it´s pretty reasonable.
We also have some news about big investments made in immersive startups like Sandbox VR ($37M) and Weta Digital VFX ($1,625 billion) that can show the real size of the XR market.
Extra news about the new features of the HTC Vive Focus headset, problems on the release of the DecaGear VR headset, a highlight about the XR Ethical Manifesto, presented by Kent Bye, privacy at the Metaverse, news about the CyberXR Coalition, the XR Safety Week event by the XR Safety Initiative and the Global XR Conference…
Lots of content just for you! 😃

XR HEADLINES
Meta’s Oculus Quest 2 has shipped 10 million units, according to Qualcomm
Nvidia wants to fill the virtual and physical worlds with AI avatars
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Spaces try to make it easier to get apps ready for augmented reality
XR STARTUPS
Sandbox VR expands to new locations globally with $37M Series B led by Andreessen Horowitz
Peter Jackson Selling Weta Digital’s VFX Tech Division to Unity for $1.625 Billion
XR GLASSES
Introducing New Features for HTC Vive Focus 3
Shortage, Meta, Financials, It’s Time to Pivot - DecaGear VR Headset
XR FOR GOOD
XR Ethics Manifesto
XR SAFETY & PRIVACY
How will Facebook keep its metaverse safe for users?
The CyberXR Coalition 2021 – Help building Safe and Inclusive Digital Experiences
XR OPEN SOURCE
Build Your Own Open-Source AR Headset For Under $80
THIS WEEK'S HERO
Introducing the Icelandverse
WORD OF THE WEEK
What is Haptic Feedback?
NEXT EVENTS
Global XR Conference
XR Safety Week
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
Web3/Metaverse Chat With Mark Zuckerberg
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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