Amazon is using AR to encourage employee social distancing – TechCrunch

[ad_1] From the outside, at least, Amazon’s COVID-19 response has been a mixed bag. The company has noted in various reports the things it’s been doing in an attempt to curb the virus’s spread — particularly among warehouse employees deemed essential workers. But various attorneys general, senators and other lawmakers have demanded more information about…

Snapchat looks to maintain its own friendships — with devs – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Over the past few years, Snapchat has been building up an increasingly complex weave of partnerships. They have their advertising partners that power the vast majority of their monetization efforts. They have app developers on Snap Kit that they are also selling new features like CameraKit and Minis too. They’re bringing game developers on…

Magic Leap has apparently raised another $350 million, in spite of itself – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Magic Leap has reportedly received a $350 million lifeline, a month after slashing 1,000 jobs and dropping its consumer business. Noted by Business Insider and confirmed by The Information, CEO Rony Abovitz sent a note to staff announcing the funding, courtesy of unnamed current and new investors. The who — and more importantly, why…

CRV’s Saar Gur wants to invest in a new wave of games built for VR, Twitch and Zoom – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Saar Gur is adept at identifying the next big consumer trends earlier than most: The San Francisco-based general partner at CRV has led investments into leading consumer internet companies like Niantic, DoorDash, Bird, Dropbox, Patreon, Kapwing and ClassPass. His own experience stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic spurred his interest in three new…

6 investment trends that could emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Rocio Wu is a venture partner at F-Prime Capital who focuses on early-stage investments in software/applied AI, fintech and frontier tech investments. While some U.S. investors might have taken comfort from China’s rebound, we still find ourselves in the early innings of this period of uncertainty. Some epidemiologists have estimated that COVID-19 cases will…

What happens if Magic Leap shuts down? – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Since first uploading a YouTube teaser video of its tech five years ago, Magic Leap’s presence in the augmented reality industry has been controversial. Some have lauded the team’s ambitions, while others I’ve talked to say the company’s posturing has dissuaded investors from taking chances on other AR hardware startups, which has hampered the…