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Google Partners With Magic Leap to Secure Key Tech for AR Headsets

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Google and Magic Leap today announced a “strategic technology partnership.” ” The move shows Google seeking to gain ground to keep up with the likes of Meta, Apple, and others in a race to control the AR headset market. Google has had several starts and stops in the XR space.

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Magic Leap And Google Announce AR Partnership

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Magic Leap has entered a "multi-faceted, strategic technology partnership" with Google. The companies say the partnership will combine Magic Leap's "leadership in optics and manufacturing" with Google's "technology platforms". Why Magic Leap?

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Magic Leap Layoffs Follow Recent Google Partnership

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Magic Leap is undergoing layoffs just a few months after announcing a partnership with Google. We will continue to actively support Magic Leap’s customers, developers and our large ecosystem through the Developer Support and Care teams. What are its prospects for 2025?

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Report: Meta in Talks with Magic Leap for Multiyear AR Headset Tech Deal

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A report from the Financial Times maintains Meta is currently in talks with AR headset creator Magic Leap to strike a multiyear deal, which could include intellectual property licensing and contract manufacturing of AR headsets in North America. Its majority stakeholder is Saudi Arabia’s state-owned sovereign wealth fund.

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The Apple Effect: Magic Leap Founder’s Previous Company Launches App on Vision Pro

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.” With the entrance of Apple Vision Pro, one such entity to follow suit is Stryker’s Mako , a robotic surgery group initially founded as a standalone company by Rony Abovitz, the founder and first CEO of AR unicorn Magic Leap.

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Google and Magic Leap Form XR Partnership

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Google and Magic Leap have partnered to “advance the potential of XR technologies”, the latter has said in a blog post. The announcement was light on detail, but Magic Leap said the tie-up would combine its AR credentials with Google’s technology platforms. Google is already an investor in Magic Leap.

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Saudi Arabia Gains Majority Stake in Magic Leap in $450M Deal

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Saudi Arabia has taken majority share of the US-based augmented reality company Magic Leap, The Telegraph reports, widening the stake via its state-owned sovereign wealth fund with a deal amounting to $450 million. The investment puts the country’s ownership of Magic Leap over 50 percent, giving it overall majority control.