Virtual & Augmented Reality - Global Issue #52

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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 using XR!

Hey, 🖐🏼
Once again, great news for you!
Meta is updating Quest’s support for hand tracking, which is great. Take a peek at Zuckerberg’s plans for the future, understand how Marketing can be done in the metaverse, see how creators can monetize Horizon developments, understand how the metaverse is influencing the fashion business, and check out some shared lessons from the creator of Second Life app.
In addition, you can also find some news on headsets, immersive startups, funding, XR-supported rehab, the dangers of Virtual Reality for young children, how HTC is working with open-source initiatives, events, podcasts, and more!
Check it out! 😎

XR HEADLINES
Meta’s Quest hand tracking can now detect high-fives and clapping
Marketing in the Metaverse: Imagination is the Limit
To get metaverse ready, convert your product inventory into 3D
Rec Room announces collaboration with NBA to bring branded content to its Virtual Platform
‘Second Life’ creator shares lessons learned from one of the world’s first metaverses
Pokémon Go developer Niantic is making an AR pet game called Peridot - The Verge
XR STARTUPS
Gravity Sketch draws $33M for a platform to design, collaborate on and produce 3D objects
Strivr announces strategic investments by Accenture and Workday Ventures to accelerate adoption of enterprise VR
XR GLASSES
Behind Mark Zuckerberg big plans for AR glasses
Project Cambria renders prove Meta's next headset will go all-in on mixed reality | Android Central
Tilt Five Aims For Mainstream AR With Android, iOS, And Multiple Glasses From One PC
Ultraleap Announces Hand Tracking Accessory for Pico Neo 3 Headsets
XR FUNDING
The Sandbox Looks to Raise $400M at $4B Valuation: Report
Mytaverse raises $7.6M for enterprise metaverse platform | VentureBeat
XR FOR GOOD
Congress - VR4REHAB, Share for future care
XR SAFETY & PRIVACY
New report reveals the dangers of virtual reality for young children
XR OPEN SOURCE
HTC Brings OpenXR Public Beta to Vive Focus 3
THIS WEEK'S HERO
Dan Burgar, Author at VRScout
WORD OF THE WEEK
People are excited about NFTs, but still don’t know what to do with them, UTA survey finds
NEXT EVENTS
Rio2C - It's all connected - Home
The Immerse Global Summit Lights Up Miami This December | Blockster
VR4Pain Conference
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
Nathie
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
Valentino Megale Valentino Megale - Techpreneur & advisor in XR and digital health, author & speaker
valentinomegale@hotmail.it
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