Weekly Recap

Weekly News Recap (May 10)

Sophie Thi - May 10, 2022 - 3 min read
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Hi All,

We hope you’re starting the week with a bang đŸ’„

Here is some exciting industry news worth reading about:

Chinese start-up Nreal is launching its augmented reality glasses in the UK this spring

Nreal’s glasses allow users to watch movies or play games on large virtual displays. Users will be able to connect the glasses to their smartphones through a cable. (CNBC)

Snap and Disney team up to create an AR Cinderella Castle mural at Disney World.

Snap and Disney announced a new collaboration to create a virtual mural at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park using augmented reality. (Tech Crunch)

Breitling celebrates 70 years of history of its iconic watch Navitimer

The watch brand proposes to its audience and consumers a time journey with an AR experience. (ADD)

Consumer interest for “virtual living intensifies, Accenture survey finds

The survey of more than 11,000 consumers in 16 countries found that while almost two-thirds (64%) of consumers had already purchased a virtual good or taken part in a virtual experience or service in the past year, that figure is expected to rise to 83% show interest in making purchases via the metaverse. (Business Wire)

Now you can play Fortnite on your iPhone or Android for free with Xbox Cloud Gaming

Epic Games has decided to partner with Microsoft and put Fortnite on almost anything with a screen for free via the Xbox Cloud Gaming service. (The Verge)

Meta partners with Smithsonian on VR moonwalk exhibit

Meta announced that Meta Immersive Learning is partnering with the Smithsonian on a new virtual reality exhibit called “Futures x Meta: Moonwalk.” This exhibit uses VR to simulate the experience of walking on the Moon’s surface. (Venture Beat)

The Fabricant raises $14M to build the wardrobe for the metaverse

The funding is being used to support and expand the company’s initiative to build the “wardrobe of the metaverse” through its co-creation and non-fungible token (NFT) platform, The Fabricant Studio. (Venture Beat)

Meta is developing a web version of Horizon Worlds

The expansion would allow users to try out Horizon Worlds without having to use Quest VR headsets, which are currently the only way to access the virtual world. (Tech Crunch)

Spotify Launches on Roblox, Leveling up Gaming Efforts

The music streaming platform has launched its gaming interface on Roblox, Spotify Island. The island is meant to be an interactive place for fans and artists to connect, play and explore Roblox. (Ad Week)

Sophie Thi
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