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  • Kooaba's Reality Augmented With $3 Million Funding

    A Swiss startup offering mobile visual search and augmented reality technology, kooaba, landed 3 million in Swiss franks (or about $3 million) venture funding from undisclosed Swiss investors the company’s co-founder and chief executive Herbert Bay reported this morning. Kooaba was spun out of the Computer Vision Lab at a top science and technology university in Switzerland, ETH… Read More

  • Layar debuts new augmented reality browser, bets big on content discovery

    Layar is today unveiling the latest iteration of its Reality Browser product (3.5), starting with an Android version, with an iPhone 3GS app update scheduled for later. With the new version of the browser, users can now easily discover and experience Augmented Reality without the need to enter a search query or open a specific layer. This means users can instantly see the most interesting… Read More

  • Layar launches its Stream to make Augmented Reality content easier to find

    Augmented reality startup Layar is launching Layar Stream, which reveals immediately what Augmented Reality content is available around a user. The problem with AR content is that discovery is an issue with all the new content available. There are now 1.2 million augmented objects served daily by Layar. So Layar Stream tries to solve this by generating a stream which users can… Read More

  • Layar Stream Tries To Filter The Augmented Reality Content Mess

    Augmented reality startup Layar is launching Layar Stream, which reveals immediately what Augmented Reality content is available around a user. The problem with AR content is that discovery is an issue with all the new content available. There are now 1.2 million augmented objects served daily by Layar. So Layar Stream tries to solve this by generating a stream which users can… Read More

  • Meet Tagwhat, Another Augmented Reality Network For iPhone And Android Users

    Mobile augmented reality networks still have to prove they can live up to the hype, but that isn’t stopping companies from jumping on the bandwagon at increasing rates. Today, Tagwhat is doing just that by launching in private beta (we have invitation codes for readers) for iPhone and Android users. Powered by Iryss, which also offers customized mobile and AR software integration… Read More

  • Layar back to augmenting your reality on the iPhone after 3-month hiatus

    Augmented reality app Layar hit the App Store in October 2009, only to be withdrawn by the eponymous Dutch developer of the program a month later due to repeated crashes reported by users. It’s been quiet since, but an update for the app just popped up on my iPhone (iTunes link), with the concise and crystal clear description: “We’re back!” Read More

  • Layar Scores $3.4M In Funding, Global Distribution Agreement

    Big day for augmented reality startup Layar today. I’m here at the Mobile Premier Awards ceremony in Barcelona, where the company just announced on stage that they have struck a global distribution deal with a major handset manufacturer. Layar has opened up a sort of app store or augmented reality experience delivered on top of its platform. Also, the startup is announcing that it… Read More

  • Ten Technologies That Will Rock 2010

    Now that the aughts are behind us, we can start the new decade with a bang. So many new technologies are ready to make a big impact this year. Some of them will be brand new, but many have been gestating and are now ready to hatch. If there is any theme here it is the mobile Web. As I think through the top ten technologies that will rock 2010, more than half of them are mobile. But… Read More

  • Layar 3.0 Is Ready To Add New Layers To Your (Mobile) Reality

    The whole idea of using your mobile phone’s camera view as a screen on top of which to add geo-specific information (also known as augmented reality) is one of the more exciting areas in the world of mobile apps. Amsterdam-based Layar, one of the companies at pushing the boundaries of this growing movement, just released Layar 3.0, which offers a whole slew of new ways to layer data… Read More

  • Junaio launches augmented reality platform for the iPhone and the Web

    [Germany] Munich-based metaio, a developer of visual interaction software products, is today launching a consumer-oriented iPhone application (iTunes link) and complementary website that combines the fun and usefulness of augmented reality with social networking. The application, dubbed junaio, is billed by the company as the ‘world’s first augmented reality platform’ but… Read More

  • Augmented reality browser Layar now available for the iPhone

    Half an hour ago, I just had an iPhone 3GS. Now, I have an iPhone 3GS with Layar installed. It was one of the main questions I had for the Dutch company, which markets an augmented reality browser, when they launched at the Mobile 2.0 Europe event in Barcelona last year. When would they be complementing their Android program with an application for the iPhone? They said it’d come in the… Read More