Nextech AR Integrates Microsoft Azure Across Its Products

Nextech AR has announced it is integrating Microsoft Azure across its virtual experience platforms and applications.

Verizon and Unity Partner On 5G, MEC and Digital Experiences

Verizon has announced it is partnering with Unity to help drive 5G-powered digital experiences and mobile edge computing (MEC).

Verizon 5G Brings the Indy 500 to Fans’ Homes

The coronavirus pandemic may be keeping people at home, but Verizon is bringing the Indy 500 right to them.

Verizon Partners With Pacific Northwest National Laboratory On 5G

Verizon Business and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are teaming up to deliver 5G applications.

Sherwood Forest to Become First 5G Connected Forest

Robin Hood is about to come to life as Sherwood Forest becomes the world’s first 5G Connected Forest.

Optus Demos 5G Mixed Reality Sports Streaming

Watching sports may never be the same if a demo by telecommunications company Optus is any indication. ZDNet is reporting on a demonstration Optus put on at its headquarters in Sydney, in partnership with mixed reality firm Unbnd, combining the…

Apple’s Tim Cook Sees Bright Future For AR

At an event in Ireland, where he was presented with an award to recognize “the company’s contribution to FDI in Ireland,” CEO Tim Cook took the opportunity to share his vision of augmented reality’s (AR) future, according to Silicon Republic.…

Verizon and Snap Partner to Deliver Augmented Reality Tools

According to a press release, Verizon and Snap, Inc., the creator of Snapchat, have teamed up to create new augmented reality (AR) tools and experiences. The deal gives Snap access to 5G test equipment in Verizon’s labs, which the company…

Blippar CEO: AR Will Be as Ubiquitous as the Internet

The co-founder & CEO of augmented reality platform company Blippar, Ambarish Mitra, told an audience at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal that within 5-7 years AR will be as ubiquitous as the Internet itself.

Scott Belsky: Augmented Reality Will Be Bigger than the Web

Adobe’s Scott Belsky says that augmented reality will be as big or bigger than the Web itself. “Augmented reality, to me, is the next major medium,” says Belsky. “I actually would go on the record saying that I think someday AR will be as big, if not bigger, than the Web because it will literally be everywhere.”

WPN Today: Facebook Adds Analytics Tools to Increase Conversions for Business

Facebook has launched new tools in their analytics suite to help businesses using their platform to better convert visitors into customers or subscribers. At F8, Facebook’s developer conference, the company announced Journeys from Facebook Analytics that anonymously aggregates data from visitors to…

Zuckerberg: Virtual Reality will be the Most Social Platform Ever!

Mark Zuckerberg says that virtual reality will be the most social platform that ever existed. Zuckerberg hosted an in-person Q&A in Rome, Italy Friday when he focused in on virtual reality when asked if Facebook change our lives as much…

The Future of Ecommerce: 2020 and Beyond

“We believe retail is at a tipping point,” said Robert Peck of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey in a note to clients. “E-Retailers are leveraging new capabilities in old business models to expand existing and new markets like apparel, grocery and personal…

Augmented Reality Tech Could Have Business Implications, Says Analyst

As the wearable computing industry begins to ramp up this year, Google and other companies already have their sights set on connected eyewear. Devices such as Google Glass are expected to make up a large part of the consumer device…

Google Shares Details And Pictures From Its Glass Foundry Event

It was revealed last month that Google would be inviting developers to two separate hackathons to work on the future of Glass. These events wouldn’t be open to the public, and the attending developers can’t say anything about what they…