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Virtual & Augmented Reality - Global Issue # 32

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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 👋🏼,
Metaverse has been the hottest topic in recent weeks when looking for XR news, right? But it´s not all about metaverse. At least not yet…😉
In this week’s issue, we’ll definitely share some metaverse news with the latest from the Nike and Roblox partnership, Disney moves, Adminx on how they plan to advertise in the metaverse, and data privacy concerns in this “new” environment.
Again, two big rounds of immersive startup investments: Admix ($25M) and Echo3D ($4M). Both startups with great solutions and great market opportunities.
Interesting fact from the United States: The FDA has authorized the marketing of a prescription-only immersive virtual reality treatment that uses cognitive-behavioural therapy and other behavioural methods to help reduce pain. You should definitely take a look at this.
Don’t forget to check out (or better yet listen to) this week’s podcast suggestion, check out upcoming events, and read about NVidia CEO Jensen Huang.
It´s all for you! 😃

XR HEADLINES
Nike Creates NIKELAND on Roblox
Disney Wants To Create Its Own Metaverse
Snap launches studio to create augmented reality ads
XR STARTUPS
Admix raises $25M Series B to scale up in-game ads, and prep for metaverse gaming
Echo3D raises $4M for cloud authoring of 3D, AR, and VR content | VentureBeat
XR GLASSES
U.S. Army postpones its $22 billion Microsoft augmented-reality headset deliverables to late 2022 | ZDNet
XR FOR GOOD
Looking At VR In Senior Living Communities For Alzheimer’s Awareness Month | ARPost
A Virtual Reality Platform to Treat Lower Back Pain Is Now FDA-Approved
XR SAFETY & PRIVACY
AI bots to user data: Is there space for rights in the metaverse? | Reuters
XR OPEN SOURCE
Vircadia Review: A Virtual World Engine - XR Today
THIS WEEK'S HERO
Jensen Huang gets chip industry's highest honour 28 years after founding Nvidia
WORD OF THE WEEK
How to Measure Your IPD (and Why It Matters for VR)
NEXT EVENTS
EuroXR 2021 conference
Stereopsia Europe – World Immersion Forum
XR Safety Week
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
VR Podcasts - VRScout Report Podcast
Closing notes
That´s all for this week, folks!
Once again, if you have any comments, questions, articles or topics to share with us, or if you want to just talk about XR, you can reach Luis Bravo Martins and Anesio Neto quick and easy.
And please share this newsletter with your friends too!
See you next week!
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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