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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...

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...

MelodyVR Signs Licensing Deals With Beggars Group and Domino Recordings

Billboard reports: "Music-focused virtual reality startup MelodyVR has entered music licensing agreements with Beggars Group Digital Limited and Domino Recording Company." Read more

Virtual Reality Game-Streaming Platform Vreal Shuts Down

TechCrunch reports: "Vreal, an ambitious game-streaming platform that aimed to let VR users explore the worlds that live-streamers were playing in, is shutting down...

Sony Wins 30% of VR Hardware Revenues as Demand Fades for...

VentureBeat reports: "The market for virtual reality hardware is officially shifting away from budget-priced, low-performance headsets, Strategy Analytics said today, as demand has evaporated...

Apple Lists AR/VR Jobs, Reportedly Taps Executive Who Finalizes Products

VentureBeat reports: "Apple’s work on augmented reality glasses appears to be shifting into a new phase this week, as a series of recent job...

Khronos Releases OpenXR 1.0 for AR/VR, Backed by Epic, Microsoft, and...

VentureBeat reports: "Four months after the Khronos Group debuted a provisional OpenXR specification for AR and VR platforms, seeking industry input, it’s kicking off...

ThisWeek In XR: Are Growth Predictions Coming True?

Forbes reports: "If the number of announcements and the upcoming annual computer graphics conference, Siggraph, are any indication, XR remains hotter than summer, with...

Location-Based Virtual Reality Goes to the Mall as The Void Plans...

TechCrunch reports: "The Void, a developer of immersive virtual reality entertainment centers, is partnering with the multi-national, multi-hyphenate mall developer Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield to build twenty...

VR Streaming Platform LIV Raises $1m Seed Funding

gamesindustry.biz reports: "LIV, the company revolutionizing the way players and spectators watch and interact with live streamed VR games has announced a million dollar...