Realwear Demonstrates Practical AR In Response to COVID-19

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Enterprise Transformation, Head-Mounted Displays, Healthcare, Insight Articles, Telecommunications

Since the beginning of March, AR hardware provider Realwear has mobilized its ruggedized industrial AR solution across a variety of high-need zones impacted by coronavirus-driven screening and quarantine policies. The spread of COVID-19 has resulted in increasing disruptions to global business continuity. Reduced travel, manufacturing and logistics stoppages, and inability to access on-premises tools and facilities has begun to negatively … Read More

ARIA 2020: Predicting The Next Decade in Augmented Reality

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Enterprise Transformation, Imaging & Video, Insight Articles, Interfaces, Software

On February 12, 2020, the fourth annual AR in Action Leadership Summit (ARIA) took place at MIT’s Media Lab attracting an international group of augmented reality (AR) developers and business leaders. The summit gathered over 40 speakers for in-depth presentations on groundbreaking research, innovative business opportunities, and market insights for the next generation of AR. The Greenlight Insights team tracked the … Read More

What Samsung’s 5G Flagships Mean For Mobile AR

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Insight Articles, Telecommunications

Samsung’s annual Unpacked event once again provided a platform for the company to tease its newest flagship hardware. In addition to its latest foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip, the computing giant also announced an update to their smart buds, Galaxy Buds+. Most notably, Samsung introduced the Galaxy S20 line, the second mass-market handset to feature Qualcomm’s 5G-enabled Snapdragon 865 … Read More

Computer vision specialists Scape Technologies snapped up by Facebook

Clifton Dawson, CEO Clifton Dawson, CEO Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Insight Articles

Facebook, the Menlo Park, CA-based social media and technology giant and parent company of Oculus, announced this week that it is acquiring UK-based company Scape Technologies Ltd. (Scape) in a deal valued at $40 million. Scape is a computer vision startup, building the localization engine for city-scale augmented reality. About Facebook’s Augmented Reality Ambitions Facebook research teams have made extremely … Read More

Snap 4Q19 Results: Augmented Reality Lenses & Ads Engagement Rise

Clifton Dawson, CEO Clifton Dawson, CEO Apps & Games, Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Insight Articles, Media & Entertainment

Snap Inc.

Snap Inc, the parent company of Snapchat, reported fourth quarter revenues of $561 million, up 44% year over year. Additionally, Snap’s daily active users for the past quarter averaged 218 million, up 17% year over year. But as Snap’s key business metrics accelerate, how have its investments in its burgeoning augmented reality platform faired?