Virtual & Augmented Reality - Global Issue #60

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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!

Hello guys! 😎
The market for immersive technologies is still busy and this week we have a lot of news for you! We bring articles that talk not only about content and tools for the metaverse and immersive environments, but also news from companies that are investing in XR.
This week’s articles bring news from giants like Siemens and NVidia, also the partnership with TeamViewer. An article about Apple’s new RoomPlan, an incredible tool using Augmented Reality, how hotels are implementing AR experiences for their guests and a readers list with books that you should read to learn more about Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.
This week´s articles also presents great examples of startups that were invested, some great opportunity for funding your immersive idea or startup, new projects and XR headset launches, and as usual, articles about safety & privacy, open source, interesting events and podcast suggestions.
This week, we also took the opportunity to close a cycle of one of our co-curators at Startup Digest, Luis Bravo Martins! Luis, in addition to being an amazing person, contributed to the restructuring of the digest and is now moving on to new challenges. To replace him, we welcome the dear Valentino Megale who will contribute his knowledge and vision so that we can improve Startup Digest even more.
Enjoy it! ☀️
Anesio Neto

XR HEADLINES
IDC: Meta Still Dominates the VR Market
The Metaverse Will Reshape Our Lives. Let's Make Sure It's for the Better
The metaverse and the future of creativity—what it means for creators
Siemens and Nvidia partner to enable digital twin for the industrial metaverse
Watch the Apple RoomPlan API empty a room of furniture, ready for augmented reality shopping
AR-Powered Hotels Have Officially Arrived
TeamViewer and Siemens partner to bring enterprise Augmented Reality features to product lifecycle management
The Metaverse Summer Reading List: Here Are The Books Every Professional Should Read This Summer
XR STARTUPS
Hologram raises $6.5M for blockchain-based avatars that you can use in video calls
Metaverse VC Roundup: Planetarium Labs Secures $32M
How did this tiny startup put live, moving people into a full-blown 3D landscape instantaneously?
Sports community platform Stadium Live raises $10M to expand its digital world for Gen Z
Following mixed-reality Glastonbury sets from Bonobo and more, Volta XR secures £400,000 grant
XR FUNDING
Farfetch to fund Web3 startups through a new accelerator
2022 Disney Accelerator Participants Announced - The Walt Disney Company
XR GLASSES
Magic Leap 2 Starting Price Positioned Slightly Less Than HoloLens 2, Release Date Set for September
Google will test new AR prototypes in public starting in August
Oppo’s Air Glass is an AR experiment with one great idea - The Verge
Meet the Microsoft Holo Glasses concept, a consumer-grade fashion-friendly version of the Hololens
Early look at the user experience for PlayStation VR2 
XR FOR GOOD
Can Virtual Reality Help Autistic Children Navigate the Real World?
XR SAFETY & PRIVACY
Facebook owner Meta announces new virtual reality login system
XR OPEN SOURCE
Meta open sources early-stage AI translation tool that works across 200 languages
Lowe’s Opens 3D Product Library To Metaverse Developers
NEXT EVENTS
IGS Europe — Immerse Global Summit
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
“The Metaverse” Book is the Most Comprehensive Description of the Metaverse Stack | Voices of VR 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.
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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