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Apple Likely Buyer of NextVR, a Live Event Streaming AR/VR Company Being Sold for ~$100M

Headlines

It’s no secret that Apple has ambitious plans for augmented reality and a future AR-focused headset. Apple is practically building the platform for its future headset out in the open with ARKit. What’s new is that Apple is believed to be in the process of acquiring a California-based virtual reality company called NextVR, 9to5Mac has learned.

Google and Apple announce a joint effort to help governments and health agencies reduce the spread of the virus, with user privacy central to the design.

News

Martin Scorsese’s representatives have been holding talks with Apple, Netflix and others, as they seek a new company to produce or distribute the director’s next big-budget film, according to people familiar with the matter.

Apple TV Plus is making certain original TV series, kids shows and one documentary available for free as millions are cooped up indoors.

Apple Music announced a $50 million royalty advancement fund to help indie labels struggling through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Reviews

Apple and Google’s engineering teams have banded together to create a decentralized contact tracing tool that will help individuals determine whether they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Hospitals are deploying tablets and smartphones to protect staff, preserve protective equipment, and help patients connect with loved ones.

I’ve been using the Brydge Pro+ to write this article, and I find myself actively avoiding using the trackpad, because every time I try it, I just end up frustrated.

Rumors

Finally

The Beats brand is just not as strong or as meaningful as it once was — Apple would be right to toss it in the trash.

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