Report: AR Startup Magic Leap is Looking for a Buyer

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Magic Leap, the multi-billion dollar AR startup, could be exploring the possibility of a sale, a Bloomberg report maintains, citing people familiar with the matter. In the company’s defense, Magic Leap has been spinning its fair share of plates.

Magic Leap Job Listing Points to Future Platform Support for Mobile AR

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” As first reported by Variety , the job listing specifies that candidates will also be tasked with “implementing high-performance, production quality AR and computer vision algorithms, and designing and building the Magic Leap mobile SDK.” Image courtesy Magic Leap.

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Magic Leap Software Update Adds Hand Occlusion, Shared Space Multiplayer

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A major software update for the Magic Leap One adds support for hand occlusion and shared space multiplayer. The last update to Magic Leap One added skeletal hand tracking, meaning developers can retrieve the position of each joint in space.

Magic Leap Announces First Round of Independent Creator Program Grant Recipients

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Magic Leap is giving away serious cash to developers this year through their Independent Creator Program , which has earmarked an “eight-figure” number destined to fund app developers working in gaming, entertainment, collaboration, productivity, and more.

Magic Leap 2 Planned for Launch in 2021, Targeting Enterprise & Prosumers

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Magic Leap’s next-gen AR headset, Magic Leap 2, is officially slated to launch sometime in 2021. That same report maintains that Magic Leap Two will include 5G connectivity, a wider field of view, a smaller and lighter form factor, and different color options.

Report: Magical Leap Sees Sluggish Sales Numbers Amidst Latest Funding Round

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Magic Leap is one of the most well-funded startups in history, boasting $2.6 Image courtesy AT&T, Magic Leap. Furthermore, The Information maintains both Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and former Qualcomm exec Paul Jacobs stepped down in 2018 from the board at Magic Leap.

The XR Week Peek (2020.06.13): Magic Leap exploring a sale, events are going virtual and more!

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Image by Magic Leap). Magic Leap is on sale. A report on Bloomberg informed us all that Magic Leap is exploring a sale of the company. Also because the brand “Magic Leap” is not as shiny as before , when we were all expecting great things from it.

Magic Leap One first impressions review: it’s not a leap, but a step

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I thought it would have taken me a lot before I would be able to try the Magic Leap One , but luckily this has not been the case. At a certain point, I asked him: “oh, you said me that you have tried Magic Leap… how is it?” Magic Leap One is cool to wear.

Magic Leap 1 Pivots To Enterprise, ML2 Targeted For 2021

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Magic Leap is refocusing around the enterprise market, launching a new nearly $3,000 enterprise bundle with business warranty and support. The company also confirms a successor, Magic Leap 2, is targeted for 2021.

US Navy Using Magic Leap Headsets To Keep Soldiers Combat-Ready At Sea

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The Magic Leap One AR headset enters the US Military training program. A new AR training tool developed by Magic Leap Horizons will use Magic Leap One AR headset to deliver various AR military training scenarios to the US Navy.

Magic Leap One Hands-on Suggests a Headset That’s a Lot Like HoloLens

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Ahead of the launch of the Magic Leap One , several press outlets got a chance to see the device up close and personal. Robertson, who has a long history of quality VR and AR reporting at The Verge , has been following the Magic Leap story closely.

Madefire Debuts 3D Motion Comics On The Magic Leap One AR Headset

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Madefire has been committed to making “motion comics,” or digital versions of comic books that leap off the page with animated visuals. Now, the company is announcing that it is showing off its first Motion Book experiences on Magic Leap ‘s augmented reality glasses.

Magic Leap Acquires Augmented Reality Telepresence Startup Mimesys

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Just months after we previewed the augmented reality, volumetric video conferencing powers of Mimesys, the company has undergone a major change — it's now a part of Magic Leap.

Magic Leap Loses Key Marketing Exec Ahead of Magic Leap One Launch

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With the official launch of Magic Leap One expected by the end of summer (translation: days from now), Magic Leap's hype machine just took a big hit with the sudden loss of a key marketing executive. Gattis's resume includes stints at HTC, Qualcomm, Microsoft, and TiVo.

AR Telepresence App Spatial Debuts on Magic Leap via Enterprise Suite

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After stealing the show at the HoloLens 2 launch and starring in Qualcomm's unveiling the Snapdragon XR2, holographic video conferencing app Spatial has landed a leading role in Magic Leap's second act with the enterprise segment.

This Magic Leap One Demo Offers a Peek into the Future of Multiplayer AR

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Magic Leap One, the company’s long-awaited AR headset, has been out for a month now. The post This Magic Leap One Demo Offers a Peek into the Future of Multiplayer AR appeared first on Road to VR.

Magic Leap Explained: All We Know About The AR Headset

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If you’ve had a passing interest in the technology landscape over the past four years, chances are you’ve heard mention of something called Magic Leap. What Is Magic Leap One? Magic Leap One Creator Edition comes with five experiences out of the box.

Legendary Entertainment Bets Big On Mixed Reality With HoloLens and Magic Leap

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Magic Leap & Weta Workshop Launch Boosters Game from Dr. Grordbort's Invaders Universe

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Magic Leap took years to launch, but when it did, the company managed to quickly become the leading rival to Microsoft's HoloLens (at least when it comes to experimental immersive experiences).

Report: Magic Leap One Sales Significantly Lower Than Target, True Successor Still ‘Years Away’

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Magic Leap One sold just 6,000 units in the first six months, and technology issues mean a true successor product is still “years away”, according to a report from The Information. In 2018, Magic Leap was apparently losing tens of millions of dollars per month.

Magic Leap Versus HoloLens — Which Is Going To Win Over Developers?

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For another, its founders Raven Zachary and Michael Hoffman (who left Microsoft to start the company) operate a very profitable business (employing about a dozen people between full timers and contractors) with no investment capital. AR HoloLens Magic Leap

Magic Leap’s LEAP Con 2018 round-up: all the major announcements in only one place

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Magic Leap has just organized its first developers’ event, dubbed “L.E.A.P.Magic Leap availability. Finally Magic Leap will be available in almost all the United States. Magic Leap has unveiled the roadmap for the next months.

Legendary Pictures Bets Big On Mixed Reality With HoloLens and Magic Leap

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Magic Leap on sale starting from $2295, ships only in the US

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After a lot of words, flying whales, rock throwing guys and a lot of debates, Magic Leap has been released. Anyway, Magic Leap One will still be $700 cheaper than HoloLens … not that bad. So, around €2000 for these space glasses… (Image by Magic Leap).

Magic Leap CEO: “we are making mini-production test runs of our first system”

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Following a bout of skeptical press, Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz claims the company is already doing production test runs of their first AR “system,” which is said to be “small, sleek, cool.” ” Magic Leap has raised a staggering $1.4

Magic Leap To Let Developers Write AR Apps in JavaScript with ‘MagicScript’

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Development for AR platforms, be it a smartphone or a dedicated headset like Magic Leap or Microsoft’s Hololens, is typically done with a game engine like Unity, which uses C#. At Magic Leap’s first yearly conference, LEAP Con, they announced a JavaScript-based API & platform for AR “app” development, called ‘MagicScript’. For all the other announcements made at LeapCon, check out our page for all things Magic Leap.

Magic Leap CEO Suggests Development Milestones Met, Patent Shows Sleeker Form Factor

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In an industry populated with giants such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft it is astounding that one of the most important names in the game is a startup known as Magic Leap. Earlier this year, Magic Leap raised an enormous round of fundraising when it pulled in $793.5

Magic Leap, Microsoft Pursuing Military Contracts to Supply AR Headsets for Soldiers, Report Says

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Leading augmented reality headset makers Microsoft and Magic Leap are among the companies now vying for a military contract for battlefield heads-up displays. Microsoft has confirmed that it attended a pre-bid.

Magic Leap Chief Game Designer Talks Internal Demos and “Everyday Adventure” Format for AR

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” Graeme Devine is a long time games industry vet, having worked at studios such as Id Software, Ensemble Studios, Microsoft, and more. He’s now been working with Magic Leap for nearly four years. Can Magic Leap learn from it?

Magic Leap One Now On Sale To Developers For $2295

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Nearly four years after it was first teased to the world, the first Magic Leap augmented reality headset is now on sale to developers. Magic Leap One, as the device is called, can be purchased through the company’s website as a Creator Edition for $2,295. Similar to Microsoft’s $3,000 HoloLens, the device can project virtual images into the real world that you can interact with using a remote-like controller (though HoloLens uses gesture controls).

Magic Leap Raises Another $500+ Million In Series D Funding

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Magic Leap remains shrouded in mystery but continues to impress investors; the company’s just raised another $502 million in a Series D round of funding. Magic Leap is thought to be working on an augmented reality headset similar to Microsoft’s HoloLens that projects virtual images into the real world, though it’s kept its work under wraps from public eyes since being revealed a few years ago. Magic Leap VR Industry News

Magic Leap One’s Reported Field Of View Leaves A Lot To Be Desired

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The Microsoft HoloLens Developer Kit originally released back in March of 2016. Now the Magic Leap One , the severely hyped upcoming AR headset that no one can talk about, only has a 40 degree horizontal field of view according to uncovered developer documentation. Similar to the HoloLens, using the Magic Leap One will likely instill a “window” effect in your view. Magic Leap One will start shipping developer kits this summer.

Magic Leap One Teardown Reveals Sophisticated Hardware with Shortish Shelf Life & Low Repairability

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One of the primary marketing tactics used by Magic Leap in promoting the Magic Leap One was selling early adopters on the "magic" contained within the device.

Magic Leap Head Of Public Relations Leaves To Join Stealth Startup (Update)

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Update: We received the following statement from Magic Leap about the departure: “Andy Fouche will no longer serve as VP of Public Relations for Magic Leap, Inc. A LinkedIn profile for Fouché lists him formerly in the Magic Leap position.

Magic Leap Launches Collaboration Package as Businesses Workaround Coronavirus Lock Downs

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Now, Magic Leap has announced a new initiative to aid businesses in this process. The collaboration package includes: 4 x Magic Leap 1 devices for a trial period of 45 days. Credit for 1 x Magic Leap 1 with package purchase at the end of the 45-day trial.

Magic Leap Teams with Sennheiser to Deliver High-End Spatial Audio for Augmented Reality

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One of the best aspects of the Magic Leap One is the spatial audio, a feature that enhances the overall sense of immersion when interacting with virtual objects and content through the device.

The Future of Mixed Reality Is Much Bigger Than Magic Leap

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Over the past three years Magic Leap have been one of the darlings of Augmented/Mixed reality. Rony Abovitz also went on to publish a short blog post giving what he describes as a “glimpse behind the scenes at Magic Leap.” Mixed Reality finger food Magic Leap waveoptics