Released on Snap, The Open Metaverse, Fortnite VR

We may or may not be involved in the recovery, but it has certainly happened to high-profile businesses that rely on advertising. This week, Snap laid off 1,200 employees, or 20% of its workforce. The companies making games inside Snapchat include Zenly, the mapping app Snap bought in 2017, and Snap’s hardware division, which is responsible for its Spectacles AR glasses and Pixy camera drone. canceled after being introduced a few months ago. Verge editor Alex Heath, who wrote this Snap article, said on the podcast “This Week in XR” two weeks ago that he found it ironic that the change in the Apple’s policy is hurting both companies to compete with its upcoming XR device. Despite the current challenges, Snap co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel has said that his former camera company will continue to focus on the expanded product.

Setting the Course for an Open Metaverse, Part 1: Updates from the First 60 Days of the Metaverse Standards Forum Launched in June 2022 with 37 founding members including Khronos Group, Meta, NVIDIA, Google, Epic, Lamina1, IKEA, Microsoft, Wayfair and Unity. The Forum has grown over 1500 in the first 60 days. Today, work begins to establish Domain Working Groups to initiate pragmatic projects for real action. Learn more about what the Forum has accomplished in the first 60 days and what’s to come in our latest blog post linked here.

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Conspiracy quotes from Zuck’s longest interview yet. My favorite has been mentioned many times. ICYMI “Get up in the morning. Check my phone for a million messages… That’s not cool, is it? I mean, people care enough to say something to me in person, don’t they? But it’s like, yeah, what’s going on in the world that I’m going to focus on that day, so it’s almost like, every day, you wake up and you’re like, a punch in the gut . Here’s a personal shake. “I’m not here to design a service that will make people angry.” It’s amazing, because his service is still there. Being a public figure doesn’t mean you have to share everything with the public. When you get personal on Rogan’s podcast, what kind of response do you expect from people? Some are placed under the “deaf billionaires.”

Zuckerberg says Meta’s next VR headset will launch in October and will focus on “social living” Meta launched its next VR headset in October at the corporate event. CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement during an interview with the Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

Meta publishes videos promoting XR Tech, Kenya. “Meet the Amani team,” says the description on YouTube. Read the description for “Amani”. “They used technology to connect and compete, but one day the metaverse will help them – and all of us – achieve more. When we unite the boundaries, we will all go together. Indeed , there is a related video, by the same name, posted at the same time. The videos are very expensive, probably north of a million dollars. Released on 8/23, it has 13,000 videos and 4,000 views since they started on 8/23, showing that they are not posting videos. Not now. Why did they do that?

Report: ‘Fortnite’ Update Includes Oculus Update, Hints At Future Search Support The idea is great. grand theft auto the battle royale for Meta is coming soon, Populationis one of Quest’s most popular titles. Fortnite It is one of the most popular video games in the world, with over 350 million users.

SNL’s Kenan Thompson is exploring VR music Thompson is teaming up with Kyle Render of the VR Comedy Render Failed show at Altspace to find talent for “the ultimate comedy experience.” Kyle and his colleagues have produced over 400 virtual reality shows, attracting more than a quarter of a million visitors to their virtual reality show almost every day via the social reality platform. AltspaceVR.

Apple may have dropped a big hint about the name of its AR / VR headset The company expects its first XR HMD to be released in 2023. Bloomberg reports that a shell company has filed commercial applications in several countries for the names “Reality One”, “Reality Pro” and “Reality Processor”. “. In December, an Apple-related defense company filed applications for “RealityOS” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, which may be the name of the operating system.

The Immersive section of the Venice Film Museum welcomes 43 new projects. A small island a short boat ride from the Venice FF festival headquarters is their XR exhibition from September 1-10, curated by Liz Rosenthal and Michel Reilhac. Visitors can play games, or “hop the world” with a tour guide, dress up with ballet dancers, or help Coco Chanel develop her Chanel No. ELELE was the first film directed by Dutch artist Sjoerd van Acker and “Miracle Basket” by Abner Preis. There is a VR game set in 1920s England inspired by the TV show “Peaky Blinders” called “Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom.”

of the Global Environment (officially the VRARA Global Summit) will take place on the glamorous island of Madeira on the coast of Portugal from September 28-30, 2022. Madeira Island is known as the Hawaii of Europe, and the conference will show the ecological leading metaverse XR, NFT, Blockchain, 5G Netoworks and business span, media, entertainment. The conference will feature a unique format with a track level, technical information sessions, and immersive activities and presentations. Speakers include Niantic, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Deutsche Telekom, Google, Sony, Vodaphone, Volvo, Gucci, Adobe, European Blockchain Association, Magic Leap, Blippar, Virbe, Departure Lounge Inc., The Glimpse Group, FOV Ventures, Nokia, Mission Impact , VNCCII, SenseGlove, Forbes, EndeavorXR, KIT-AR, VIRTUALWARE, adidas Runtastic, Mojo Vision, Faber Courtial, Maxim (UK), SenseGlove, HTC VIVE and others.

This week on XR is also a podcast hosted by the author of this column and Ted Schilowitz, head of future technologies at Paramount Global. We’re off this week, but here’s an interview with our guests this summer, Rony Abovitz (Founder of Magic Leap), Neal Stephenson (Author, Founder of Lamina1), Matthew Ball (Author, Investor), John Gaeta ( Winner of the Academy Award. , CCO of Inworld) Alex Heath (publisher, The Verge), Marcie Jastrow (CEO, Shiba Inu Metaverse), Cathy Hackl (CCO, Journey), Justin Barad (OssoVR), Tony Parisi (Lamina1) , Matt Miesnieks (CEO, LivingCities .xyz), Catherine Henry (MediaMonks) and Steve Grubbs (CEO, Victory XR), can be found here Spotify, iTunesa Youtube.

The edgeit’s Alex Heath and Reconnectby Shirin Ghaffary put on your helmets and enter Avoid in the last part of the last season of Land of Giants, Vox Media’s award-winning narrative podcast series about the most influential tech companies of our time. This session is dedicated to Facebook’s transformation into Meta, with interviews with senior executives, former employees and other experts.

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NVIDIA explains why it believes a protocol created by Pixar is the “HTML of the Metaverse” (Ben Lang/RoadtoVR)

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