Facebook just announced the $399 Oculus Quest, a new virtual reality headset that doesn’t...

Facebook's Oculus Quest headset, a new standalone virtual reality system that doesn't require a PC to run, will launch in Spring 2019 for $399, writes Kevin Webb. Here is the link: https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-announces-oculus-quest-vr-headset-launching-spring-2019-2018-9

Brainlab, Magic Leap partner for digital surgery

Munich-based Brainlab, a company that develops, manufactures and markets software-driven medical technology, has inked an exclusive agreement with Magic Leap.

Apprentice.io raises $8M

Apprentice.io, creators of a conversational augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) platform, has raised $8 million in a Series A funding round.

Apple buys startup focused on lenses for AR glasses — Yahoo Finance

Apple Inc has acquired a startup focused on making lenses for augmented reality glasses, the company confirmed on Wednesday, writes Stephen Nellis. Here is the link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-buys-startup-focused-lenses-235742737.html

Ubiquity6 raises $27M

AR platform company Ubiquity6 has raised $27 million in Series B funding.

Worldwide ICT spending expected to exceed $5.6 trillion in 2021, says IDC

Worldwide information and communications technology (ICT) spending, including new technologies, is expected to exceed $5.6 trillion in 2021,  says IDC.

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 Scout Ventures, Spider Capital and the Alliance...

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 MR experiences using ThingWorx Studio, say the...