Following the announcement of its new Spectacles AR development kit, Snap Inc. has announced its deal to acquire waveguide supplier WaveOptics. The deal is worth over $500 million, at least half of which is to be paid in stock. The partnership between the two companies signals a recommitment from Snap to develop and produce true AR smartglasses within the next … Read More
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?
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
The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is the annual showcase of technology innovation that will change the future of different industries. As virtual and augmented reality (“xR”) has developed into dynamic markets, the technologies’ presence at CES has become more prominent. In this article, Greenlight Insights gives their predictions of what is to come at CES 2020 taking place … Read More
In the latest round of new smartglasses announcements for 2019, Snap Inc. announced on August 13th the release date for Snap Spectacles 3. In trend with previous versions of the camera-equipped sunglasses, Spectacles 3 works alongside the Snapchat app. The device also improves on preceding models with the addition of a second camera, which enables stereoscopic capture and the use … Read More
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