Alphabet Inc. 2Q19 Recap: Google’s Revenue Beats Estimates, VR/AR Strategy Now Centers on Visual Search

Ramon Conopio, Analyst Ramon Conopio, Analyst Advertising, Apps & Games, Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Insight Articles, Software, Virtual Reality

Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google, reported fiscal 2Q19 revenues of $38.9 billion during the quarter, up 19% year over year and beating the $38.2 billion consensus estimate. Alphabet’s management also provided an update to investors and analysts about its current augmented reality-related roadmap.

ModiFace Brings Augmented Reality to Amazon’s Beauty Department

Avatar Chelsea Mercer, Analyst Advertising, Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Enterprise Transformation, Insight Articles

Announced last week, ModiFace has partnered with Amazon to enhance the beauty try-on experience for Amazon customers. ModiFace integrated their augmented reality and artificial intelligence technology within the Amazon app, allowing customers from the U.S. and Japan to try-on various shades of lipstick from L’Oréal makeup brands, Anastasia Beverly Hills, CoverGirl, Revlon, and Rimmel.

Instagram is Now Augmented Reality’s Biggest Retail Platform

Alexis Macklin, Research Manager Alexis Macklin, Research Manager Advertising, Apps & Games, Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Imaging & Video, Insight Articles, Media & Entertainment, Software

As part of its annual developer conference, Facebook announced a major update to its Spark AR platform at F8: Developers will now be able to create AR content for Messenger and Instagram. The little-discussed expansion would, for the first time, create an outlet to Instagram for third-party developers. With over a billion monthly active users (MAUs), Instagram does not have … Read More

The Snapchat Camera: Will Snap’s Latest Augmented Reality Features Accelerate User & Revenue Growth?

Clifton Dawson, CEO Clifton Dawson, CEO Advertising, Augmented Reality, Insight Articles, Media & Entertainment

Greenlight Insights will release a new report on the Snapchat platform with the latest on its camera and augmented-related initiatives. For more on the report, view The Snapchat Camera Research Note, or contact hello@greenlightinsights.com to gain access to this report. Snap, the camera and social media company behind ephemeral messaging service Snapchat, held its inaugural Snap Partners Summit in Los … Read More