Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Virtual Reality

6D.ai raises seed round

6D.ai, a developer of APIs for augmented reality (AR) apps has raised a seed round. The equity investment was led by General Catalyst.

Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality headset demand expected to rebound, says IDC

Worldwide shipments for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets will grow to 68.9 million units in 2022 with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 52.5%, according to the latest forecast from IDC.

Dell to start selling Meta 2 augmented reality development kit

Dell will be the first authorized reseller of the Meta 2 augmented reality (AR) development kit from Meta.

Accenture acquires Mackevision

Accenture has entered into an agreement to acquire Germany-based Mackevision, a producer of 3D-enabled and immersive product content.

The University of Washington launching AR/VR lab funded by Google, Facebook, Huawei

The University of Washington is launching a new augmented and virtual reality research center — funded by Facebook, Google, and Huawei.

Baidu, Xiaomi to work together on AI, IoT technologies

Baidu and Xiaomi have entered into a partnership to collaborate on artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

Williams-Sonoma spends $112 million on augmented reality company Outward

Williams-Sonoma is acquiring Outward, a 3-D imaging and augmented reality platform, for $112 million.

Visual Vocal raises $3.6M

Visual Vocal, a Seattle-based virtual reality startup, has raised $3.6 million in a seed funding round. The investment was led by Eniac Ventures, with participation from...

PTC working with Microsoft to create MR experience

PTC is working to create enterprise mixed reality (MR) experiences with Microsoft HoloLens. The two companies will jointly work to help incorporate building hands-free...

Halliburton to use Microsoft virtual reality, machine learning, Azure solutions

Microsoft and Halliburton announced plans to enter into a strategic alliance for exploration and production (E&P) science, software and services. Researchers and engineers from both...

Sherpa raises $5.5 million

Enterprise video company Sherpa has raised $5.5 million in a Series A round. The round was led by Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV), with participation...

Taqtile partners with Booz Allen for defense deal

Taqtile, a provider of enterprise software solutions for Windows Universal, HoloLens and Mixed Reality, has inked a partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton to provide...

Nomadic raises $6 million round

Immersive entertainment company Nomadic has raised a $6 million seed round of funding. The investment was led by Horizons Ventures, with participation from Maveron,...

Intel inks three-year virtual reality partnership with MLB

Intel has inked a three-year partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB) for the company's True VR technology. The chipmaker will be live-streaming one weekly out-of-market game via...

Spaces raises $6.5M

Mixed reality company Spaces has raised $6.5 million in funding. The investment was led by China-based Songcheng Performances Development Co. , with additional investment from Comcast...