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Verizon Acquires Assets of Disney-Backed VR Startup Jaunt

Variety reports: "Verizon has acquired the software, technology and other assets of Disney-backed augmented and virtual reality startup Jaunt XR. Terms of the acquisition...

Facebook Announces Horizon, a VR Massive-Multiplayer World

TechCrunch reports: "Facebook today announced it’s building its own Ready Player One Oasis. Facebook Horizon is a virtual reality sandbox universe where you can...

Facebook Will Bring AR Ads to the News Feed Fall 2019

VentureBeat reports: "Would you interact with a digital ad featuring polls, games, augmented reality (AR), or some Frankensteinian combination of the three? Facebook seems...

This Week In XR: Apple’s Annual Love Fest, RIP Darqui AR,...

Forbes reports: "The biggest news in XR this week was Apple’s annual unveiling of new editions of the iPhone, iWatch, iPad and Apple services...

HTC Brings Viveport Infinity to Valve’s Index VR Headset

VentureBeat reports: "The virtual reality app subscription service Viveport Infinity is now available for Valve’s Index VR headset, HTC announced, bringing all-you-can-watch and -play...

Facebook: Expect Oculus Insight Tracking in Future Wearable AR Glasses

VentureBeat reports: "Ask any Oculus Quest or Rift S user to name the headset’s most impressive new feature, and there’s a good chance they’ll...

This Week in XR: Google’s AR Maps, Goodbye to Gear, VR...

Forbes reports: "It's been a long time since we've written about the pioneering Samsung Gear mobile VR HMD. Probably because they were stinky and...

Snap Debuts Dual-Camera Spectacles 3 Glasses To Create 3D AR Content

VentureBeat reports: "Snap’s prior forays into the hardware world haven’t been as notable as its popular social media app Snapchat, but the company is...

This Week In XR: Snap Raising For More AR, Apple-LEGO Not...

Forbes reports: "Apple selling AR-enabled LEGO sets at its stores. The LEGO sets are like any other themed block building set, this particular set...

Google Maps AR Walking Directions Arrive on iOS and Android

The Verge reports: "Google is making its new augmented reality walking directions, known now as Google Maps Live View, available to a much wider...