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Virtual & Augmented Reality - Global Issue #51

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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!

Hey, 🖐🏼
Another week with more immersive news for you. This week is happening one of the most traditional immersive events in Europe, Laval Virtual and we already have some news straight from France for you. You’ll be able to find more news about the metaverse, news about how XR can help with labour shortages, as well as how Augmented Reality can support new retail and entertainment trends.
You’ll also read about new Pico VR headsets, some secrets about Meta’s new headset, how immersive startups are getting funded, and much more about immersive therapies, data privacy in the metaverse, our hero of the week, XR events, podcast and much more!
Stay tuned for more!

XR HEADLINES
Ka-Ching! Meta Plans to Take Nearly 50% of Creator's Earnings in 'Horizon Worlds'
TikTok launches its own AR development platform, Effect House –
Fortnite developer Epic Games and Lego partner to build a metaverse aimed at kids
XR STARTUPS
Genies raises $150M at over $1B valuation for metaverse avatars
A new XR Impulse for Europe
XR GLASSES
The Pico Neo 3 Link Debuts at Laval Virtual 2022: Pico Interactive Enters Europe's Consumer VR Market with New Headset and Beta Program
Looking Through Mojo Vision’s Newest AR Contact Lens
Meta Quest 2 Pro Said to Feature Higher-Res Mini-LED & Pancake Lenses, Arriving in 2022
XR FUNDING
Sony and KIRKBI Invest in Epic Games to Build the Future of Digital Entertainment
XR FOR GOOD
Virtual reality is the latest trend in digital therapeutics | Drug Discovery News
5 Ways XR Can Fight Labor Shortages
XR SAFETY & PRIVACY
How we can mitigate the potential threat to data privacy in the metaverse
XR OPEN SOURCE
How to build the metaverse with AR, VR, and blockchain
There are now 5 cities with Open AR Clouds
THIS WEEK'S HERO
Kavya Pearlman – XR Safety Initiative
WORD OF THE WEEK
What Is Volumetric Capture and How Does It Work?
NEXT EVENTS
31º Digital Business Congress - The Way Forward | 11th – 12th May | Lisbon & Online
7th International XR Conference, Lisbon
Global Metaverse Conference
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
Between Realities VR Podcast: Season 5 Episode 9 Ft. Steve Knows
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.
Thank you!
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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