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Magic Leap’s Valuation at $4.5B Thanks to Latest Investment of $793.5M

Magic Leap announced $793.5 million in new funding, led by Alibaba Group. Continued investment comes from Google Inc., Qualcomm Incorporated, through its venture investment group, Qualcomm Ventures, and others. New investment also comes from Warner Bros. and tier-one financial institutions, including Fidelity Management and Research Company, J.P. Morgan Investment Management, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, funds

Virtual Reality

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Unity’s Vision Summit – Get Early Bird Tickets Before January 19th – Save $200

Vision VR/AR Summit is an all-new cross industry event for artists, engineers, programmers, designers, musicians, directors and producers, hardware manufacturers and researchers. Vision VR/AR Summit will feature tech leaders, design innovators, and visionaries. Sessions will cover a broad range of topics, such as conceptual and practical design, technology deep dives, interface design, implementation and creation

Women

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European Women in Games Conference, Sept 2nd in London, UK

Women in Games announces venue and ticket prices plus unveils new branding The fifth annual European Women in Games Conference is to take place on Wednesday 2nd September at the University of Westminster. The conference continues to grow in both size and stature and this year’s event is expected to be the biggest yet. As

Games

eSports

Azubu Latest Member To Join Open Gaming Alliance (OGA)

Open Gaming Alliance (OGA) Also Launches New eSports Special Interest Group The Open Gaming Alliance (OGA), a non-profit association focused on the games industry business, today announced Azubu, the global entertainment network focused on eSports, as the latest company to become a Corporate Member. Azubu joins other industry leaders such as Intel, Dell/Alienware,Logitech, Razer, Unity,

Global

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UOL BoaCompra Partners with Azubu to Bring Brazilians eSports Experience

UOL BoaCompra, an online games company in Latin America, and Azubu, an entertainment network focused on eSports, have announced that Azubu will be the exclusive streaming platform for UOL BoaCompra’s eSports content in Brazil.             UOL BoaCompra is operating the first persistent league in Brazil, with all content to be exclusively

Events

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Penn Jillette and Randy Pitchford Open 2016 D.I.C.E. Summit

PENN JILLETTE AND GEARBOX SOFTWARE CEO RANDY PITCHFORD TO OPEN THE 2016 D.I.C.E. SUMMIT 11 Additional Speakers Cover Topics in VR, Automotive, Film and Storytelling The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences confirms 11 additional speakers for its 2016 D.I.C.E. Summit (#DICE2016) conference, taking place Feb. 16-18, 2016, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Invited

Research

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Market Spend 2015: AR/VR Investment Totals Over $1 Billion

Augmented and virtual reality are the new hotness, as VCs and corporates get in on the act. While Facebook’s multi-billion dollar acquisition of Oculus got everyone’s attention early last year, it’s only in the last 12 months that investments accelerated. Augmented/virtual tech, real investments There was a slow trickle of AR/VR investments from 2006 until

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