Late, Then Never: Is Microsoft Finished With VR?

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Devices & Technology, Enterprise Transformation, Enterprise xR Intelligence Service, Head-Mounted Displays, Insight Articles, Media & Entertainment, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality Intelligence Service

Media outlets have reported that Microsoft remains committed to the continuing development of its virtual reality platforms. Despite ongoing investment and improvement into Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) in the Hololens 2 platform, Microsoft has remained conspicuously silent on its overarching strategy, if any, for its line of fledgling OEM built VR devices. As others have pointed out, the original designs … Read More

Greenlight Insights to Release 2020 Virtual Reality Industry Report

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New report offers critical insight on key macro and micro trends faced by companies in the virtual reality technology industry San Francisco, CA, February 25, 2020 – Greenlight Insights’ 2020 Virtual Reality Industry Report outlines consumers’ use of virtual reality by providing a statistical look at the marketplace and its expected growth over the next five years. This report will … Read More

Spatial Raises $14 Million To Bring Immersive Collaboration To Enterprise

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Enterprise Transformation, Enterprise xR Intelligence Service, Insight Articles, Venture Capital, Private Equity, and M&A

AR startup Spatial recently announced the closing of a Series A round totaling $14M in funding for the San Francisco-based startup. The round was led in part by familiar AR investor Kakao Ventures, which has previously invested in hardware startups such as LetinAR and Mojo Vision. Spatial markets its solutions as a computing platform unlocking creativity and productivity, and has … Read More

Greenlight Perspective 2020: 5 Bleeding-Edge Technologies Leading Enterprise XR Innovation

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Enterprise Transformation, Enterprise xR Intelligence Service, Head-Mounted Displays, Insight Articles, Interfaces, Smart Displays, Software

In 2019, the market for cutting-edge immersive technology was driven significantly by adoption from business clients. High-end hardware and software from companies like Varjo and PTC offered compelling evidence for the usability and revenue-generating potential of enterprise xR deployment.  In 2020, Greenlight Insights expects to see significant disruption in enterprise xR from the following emerging technologies: Embodied Computing The intrinsic … Read More

Greenlight Perspective 2020: How Augmented Reality Will Evolve Alongside the 2020 Mobile Computing Landscape

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

2019 saw the beginning of a major wave of disruption in mobile computing in the form of augmented reality. Across entertainment, social media, and business use cases, tablets and smartphones have emerged as the de-facto platform for many different AR applications and yielded immediate business benefits of their massive addressable market. Led by major global stakeholders including PTC, Apple, and … Read More

Greenlight Perspective 2020: Smartglasses in the Year Ahead

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Consumer Insights, Devices & Technology, Head-Mounted Displays, Head-Up Displays, Imaging & Video, Insight Articles, Interfaces

2019 saw continued developments further cementing the position of augmented reality as a transformative trend for computing. Unique releases from companies like Amazon, Bose, and Snap have served to broaden and complicate the emerging product category known as “smartglasses” by introducing new key functions and display modalities, such as stereo video capture and augmented audio. In addition, imminent releases from … Read More