Report: AR Startup Magic Leap is Looking for a Buyer

Road to VR

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.

The XR Week Peek (2021.10.19): HTC launches Vive Flow, Magic Leap 2 announced, and more!

The Ghost Howls

HTC advertises it as a headset for relaxation and productivity because it wants to position it as a different product than a gaming machine like Oculus Quest 2. Image by Magic Leap). Magic Leap 2 has been teased. Exploit the discounts on Oculus Store!

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The XR Week Peek (2021.04.26): Magic Leap 2 coming in 2022, Quest gets Air Link and new Avatars, and more!

The Ghost Howls

This week has mostly been in the sign of Oculus, with many news and updates from the brand controlled by Facebook. Image by Magic Leap). Magic Leap 2 is coming in Q1 2022. Johnson has worked at Microsoft and Qualcomm before, and she is a very respected executive.

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

The Ghost Howls

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?” ” and he answered with “ You are going to tell me in a while “ And then, as a magician, he took out a Magic Leap One and let me try it. The three component of the Magic Leap One.

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

Road to VR

Magic Leap is one of the most well-funded startups in history, boasting $2.6 Even at the low side of 100,000 units, that’s in the neighborhood of how many Oculus Rift DK2s were shipped globally , which at the time of launch in 2015 cost nearly one-sixth of the price of ML One.

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

The Ghost Howls

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.

‘XR Casino’ Brings Cross-Platform Gambling To VR & AR

VRScout

In terms of compatibility, the platform is cross-compatible with nearly every major VR & AR device, including the HTC Vive, Oculus Quest 2, Microsoft HoloLens 2, as well as AR-enabled iOS and Android devices; it’s never been easier to take your friends’ money!

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

The Ghost Howls

Magic Leap has just organized its first developers’ event, dubbed “L.E.A.P.” It is the first event of this kind organized by Magic Leap: we can say that LEAP Con is like the Oculus Connect of Magic Leap and will probably become always more important, year after year, exactly as it has happened to Oculus. Magic Leap availability. Magic Leap has unveiled the roadmap for the next months.

The XR Week Peek (2020.05.11): new Quest is in the works, Magic Leap may pivot to healthcare, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Image by Oculus). Facebook is working on a new version of the Oculus Quest. According to a report by Bloomberg, Oculus is working on a new Oculus Quest model, and it has already done prototypes that are lighter and more powerful than the current device.

The XR Week Peek (2020.04.27): Magic Leap’s new course, Fortnite rocks with concerts and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Image by Magic Leap). Magic Leap pivots to enterprise, lays off 1,000 employes. With a long post on Magic Leap’s blog, in the end Rony Abovitz has admitted that the company is not going that well, and has announced a new course, that should eventually lead to Magic Leap 2.

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.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.12.16): Oculus Quest gets hand tracking, Magic Leap pivots towards enterprise and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Oculus Quest gets hand tracking. Last week, the runtime v12 of Oculus Quest has been rolled out , and this took with it lots of interesting updates. To start, now the Oculus Link is more stable and it is compatible with some AMD GPUs. Magic Leap pivots towards enterprise.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.12.09): Qualcomm XR2 defines the future of XR, Magic Leap having tragic sales, and much more!

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Image by Magic Leap). Magic Leap may be in trouble, but its CEO remains confident. It seems that soon it will release a refresh of the Magic Leap One , but we have to see if this will be enough. Oculus products have gone pretty well during the Black Weekend.

Shower thoughts on the Magic Leap One

The Ghost Howls

We are in the days of the Magic Leap hype : developers that have bought it are posting videos everywhere and every one of us is trying to understand if the device is valuable or not. So, here you are my editorial regarding Magic Leap. A girl wearing Magic Leap. The picture is very beautiful and this shows the attention of the company towards beauty (Image by Magic Leap). A little hologram inside Microsoft HoloLens.

Track The Global Spread Of Coronavirus Using This Terrifying WebXR App

VRScout

To experience the magic in VR or AR, visit the same link via a WebVR compatible headset, such as the Oculus Quest, or a dedicated AR headset like the Microsoft HoloLens 2 or Magic Leap One. Because statistical data is always more compelling when presented in 3D.

My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

The Ghost Howls

Magic Leap. Me, wearing a Magic Leap One. The most important news has been for sure the launch of the Magic Leap One. You may hate or love Magic Leap, but the fact that it has released a product is for sure a great news for all the ecosystem : if after all those investments, that startup failed, it would have had a ripple effect on all the ecosystem, making investors lose trust in augmented reality. Rear view of the Magic Leap One.

Report Casts Doubt on HoloLens 3, Microsoft Says AR Headset is “doing great”

Road to VR

Microsoft’s enterprise-focused HoloLens 3 may be dead in the water, as a recent report maintains that internal divisions have hobbled the company’s efforts to release its next AR headset as planned. Alex Kipman wearing HoloLens 2, Image courtesy Microsoft.

Magic Leap Could be a Great Strategic Acquisition

VRWorld

Since Magic Leap’s inception in 2011, there has been great innovation in the technology sector focused in the virtual reality (VR)/augmented reality (AR)/mixed reality (MR) space with Magic Leap trying to create a new hardware interface designs. However over the last 6 years, Magic Leap has continually run into issues with its product pipeline causing critics to swarm on the perceived failure of the company. Enter Magic Leap.

Can Mystical Magic Leap Lure Singapore’s Temasek into its Net?

VRWorld

Magic Leap Inc. , As stated, they are thinking of taking part in a new financing round of more than $500 million, bringing Magic Leap valuation close to $6 billion. Magic Leap is a US startup that is working on a head-mounted virtual retinal display which superimposes computer-generated imagery over real world objects. Magic Leap’s last financing round, led by Alibaba , valued the company at $4.5 s Oculus Rift.

HTC's New VR Headset Leaked, and It's the Weirdest-Looking One Yet

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Augmented reality’s half-decade of stagnation

TechCrunch VR

Remember Magic Leap? This week, I spent an hour or so playing around with the unreleased next-generation Magic Leap headset, all while discussing the augmented reality company’s wild ride with Magic Leap CEO Peggy Johnson and other members of their executive team.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.07.28): Valve Index is now available immediately, Oculus and Magic Leap update their devices and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Oculus Quest and controllers (Image by Oculus). Oculus is updating its Rift S and Quest offering. This has been an interesting week of news and updates for Oculus’s flagship devices. And finally, Oculus has deployed a new update to remove the annoying “Static Flash” bug that was taunting Rift S users. It’s cool to see that Oculus is continuously making its devices better…. Magic Leap has just rolled an important update.

Enterprise Wearable & Immersive Tech 2018: Magic Leap, Exosuits and VR Training, Training, Training

EnterpriseWear

Magic Leap finally dropped to mixed reviews and BrainXchange published its Definitive Guide to Adopting Wearables, AR and VR in Enterprise. Just three months ago, the company revealed it’s putting 17,000 Oculus Go headsets in Walmart stores for employee training. After years of secrecy and hype, Magic Leap finally released its first developer kit in August for $2,295.

Our First Look At Microsoft HoloLens 2

VRScout

Microsoft debuts their latest mixed reality device at Mobile World Conference 2019. Over these past three and a half years, Microsoft has been listening to their customers, claims HoloLens inventor and Microsoft Technical Fellow Alex Kipman as he took his turn on stage. With the HoloLens 2, Microsoft has made what appears to be a more consumer-friendly device than its original predecessor – although the company themselves dare not utter the “c-word” just yet.

OpenXR Standard Ratified, Microsoft, Oculus, & Others to Release First Implementations

Road to VR

The standard has been in development since April 2017 and is presently supported by virtually every major hardware, platform, and engine company in the VR industry, including key AR players like Magic Leap. Along with the provisional release of the specification, Microsoft is releasing an OpenXR runtime for testing, which can enable OpenXR content compatibility with Windows Mixed Reality headsets. OpenXR is a royalty-free standard for cross-platform VR and AR development.

Will Apple, Facebook or Microsoft be the future of augmented reality?

TechCrunch VR

Yet Facebook , Microsoft and others are arguably more important to where the market is today. Tim Merel. Contributor. Tim Merel is managing director of Digi-Capital. More posts by this contributor. VR/AR startup valuations reach $45 billion (on paper).

The XR Week Peek (2020.09.28): The debate on Facebook continues, Microsoft acquires Zenimax, and more!

The Ghost Howls

This week we had no big news from Facebook, but in the communities, the theme of the Facebook login for the Oculus Quest 2 remains pretty hot. Yes, you’ve read it well: Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR, has returned supporting a VR company. Magic Leap may partner with AWS.

Augmented truth vs. digital reality: AR and VR produced very clear

VRGames

Two technologies that are confusingly related, but totally various. Augmented actuality playlist … Source.

Microsoft Joins OpenXR, Becoming a Decisive Backer in the Open, Royalty-free VR/AR Standard

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Khronos Group , the consortium behind the OpenXR project which aims to standardize the way applications communicate with AR and VR headsets, just added Microsoft to its ranks. Among its count of members, the OpenXR working group consisted of nearly every major player in the industry except Microsoft until now. Up until now, it wasn’t clear which way Microsoft was headed. Microsoft Microsoft VR News Bits OpenXR khronos microsoft microsoft vr microsoft xr openar openvr

OpenXR 1.0 Released, Microsoft Supports on HoloLens & WMR, Oculus Plans Rift & Quest Support

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The standard has been in development since April 2017 and is presently supported by virtually every major hardware, platform, and engine company in the VR industry, including key AR players like Magic Leap. Microsoft has released initial support for OpenXR on both HoloLens and Windows VR headsets , and Collabora has released its Monado open-source Linux OpenXR runtime. Oculus has committed to bringing OpenXR runtime support to both Rift and Quest later this year.

VR Coworking Platform ‘Spatial’ Launches Mobile AR Workspace

VRScout

Previously only people with a headset could experience the true magic of Spatial but we wanted anyone to be able to take advantage of it. Spatial is currently available on the Oculus Quest/Quest 2 , Microsoft HoloLens/HoloLens 2 , Magic Leap , Nreal Beta , and compatible web browsers.

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7 investors discuss augmented reality and VR startup opportunities in 2020

TechCrunch

Meanwhile, few spaces were frothier in 2016 than virtual reality, but most VCs who gambled on VR following Facebook’s Oculus acquisition failed to strike it rich. On the hardware side, the ghost of Magic Leap’s formerly hyped glory still looms large.

Spatial raises $14M more for a holographic 3D workspace app, a VR/AR version of Zoom or Hangouts

TechCrunch VR

The worlds of virtual and augmented reality have yet to land on the applications and hardware to truly spark mass-market, consumer interest in the space, but in the meantime, a startup building mixed reality services for business users has raised a round of funding, underscoring the opportunity in enterprise.

Interview with Robert Scoble about Oculus Quest 2, Apple Glasses and more!

The Ghost Howls

He has a very interesting working story, having worked for great companies like Microsoft and Fast Company. In the interview with me, he talked about many topics, like the rumors he heard on Apple Glasses, on the Oculus Quest 2 , the America vs China war, XR entrepreneurship, Tesla, and more!

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VR/AR startup valuations reach $45 billion (on paper)

TechCrunch VR

Some of the large valuations are for Magic Leap ( well over $6 billion ), Niantic ( nearly $4 billion ), Oculus ( $3 billion from exit to Facebook ), Beijing Moviebook Technology ($1 billion+) and Lightricks ($1 billion). Augmented Reality Entertainment Gadgets Venture Capital Virtual Reality Wearables ar/vr augmented reality Facebook Goldman Sachs Magic Leap Microsoft niantic Oculus Virtual reality

Oculus CTO John Carmack Talks Immersive Technology On The Joe Rogan Podcast

VRScout

Last week industry legend and current Oculus VR CTO John Carmack sat down with stand-up comedian and podcast icon Joe Rogan for Episode #1342 of the immensely popular Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Topics ranged from the Oculus Quest and the future of location-based entertainment to AR headsets, artificial intelligence, and the potential behind Elon Musk’s Neuralink. He also references the success of the Microsoft HoloLens within various fields of enterprise. .

China watches and learns from the US in AR/VR competition

TechCrunch VR

When Chi Xu left Magic Leap and returned to China, he had big ambitions. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips are used almost exclusively by serious players, from Facebook’s Oculus Quest in the U.S. Magic Leap sucked all the air out of the room.

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