Six Of The Best: 2nd January

Six Of The Best: 2nd January

Welcome to your Monday Tuesday morning briefing of the most read stories on


These are the trending stories in the XR industry right now:


1) Year That Was: 2017

We take a look back at this year’s biggest stories, headlines and industry trends in VR, AR and MR month by month.

2) VCs Shift Focus From VR To AR, Computer Vision And Machine Learning

XR breaks investment records in 2017, with new emphasis on mobile Augmented Reality, CV and ML according to new research canvassing 30 prominent VCs in Sand Hill Road and China.

3) Christmas Comes Early With Magic Leap One Hardware Reveal

After years of secrecy, we’ve finally seen the shape of AR to come. Here’s everything we know about the $2bn start-up’s first Augmented Reality product.

4) What Would It Mean For XR If Broadcom buys Qualcomm?

Standalone XR is largely powered by Qualcomm’s development of powerful mobile chips. If a rumoured acquisition goes through next year, could it slow the development of VR and AR?

5) Bigscreen Raises $11 Million For Social VR Experiences

The company received a series of funding from venture capitals, achieving a total investment of $14 million.

6) Learn VR And AR From The Experts! 10% Off Exclusive Talks In London Next Month

Look who's speaking at XR Connects London 2018! PlayStation VR, Greenpeace, AMD, Coatsink, Unity, Force Field VR and loads more


Six Of The Rest

These all-time all-star stories are some of our most popular articles ever:

  1. Feature: 25 VR Developers To Watch 
  2. Feature: The Size Of The VR Consumer Market (Updated, 3rd March) 
  3. Feature: Million Dollar Babies: The XR Studios That Are Smashing It! [UPDATE 6th Sept] 
  4. Feature: The Best Apple ARKit Test Projects [UPDATE: 4th August] 
  5. Videos: VR University Sessions At VR Connects San Francisco 2017 
  6. News: VR Indie Pitch San Francisco Winners 

Steve has been a games journalist on and off since the first PlayStation made games ‘cool’, but he’s never forgotten the thrill of finding a Space Invaders machine in the wild. Neuromancer is one of his favourite books and The Matrix is one of his favourite movies, so he’s been ready for VR all his life.


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