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Apple confirms it has acquired Spektral, a Danish computer vision startup, for augmented reality technology

On the heels of Apple this morning inking a $ 600 million deal to acquire IP, talent and licenses from Dialog Semiconductor in Europe, it has also confirmed another acquisition of a smaller startup …
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Chinese investment into computer vision technology and AR surges as U.S. funding dries up

Last year, 30 leading venture investors told us about a fundamental shift from early-stage North American VR investment to later-stage Chinese computer vision/AR investment — but they didn’t anticipate its ferocity.

Digi-Capital’s AR/VR/XR Analytics Platform showed Chinese investments into computer vision and augmented reality technologies surging to $ 3.9 billion in the last 12 months, while North American augmented and virtual reality investment fell from nearly $ 1.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017 to less than $ 120 million in the third quarter of 2018. At the same time, VC sentiment on virtual reality softened significantly.

What a difference a year makes.

Dealflow (dollars)

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Apple quietly acquired computer vision startup Regaind

 TechCrunch has learned that Apple has acquired a small French startup called Regaind, according to multiple sources. As always, Apple is very quiet when it comes to acquisitions, but it’s always interesting to learn more about Apple’s interests. We’ve reached out to Apple and the company sent us the following statement: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time… Read More
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Crunch Report | Elon Musk’s Tunnel Vision Gets Rendered

Elon Musk shows off a video about his tunnel boring company, The Boring Company, a self-driving Apple test vehicle is spotted in the wild and Cloudera and Carvana each price their IPO at $ 15; one does well, the other not so much. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
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