XR for Media Newsfeed – August 30, 2020

Here are this week’s top stories on VR, AR, and MR in the Media industry:

VRScout: Unofficial VR Burning Man Event Will Feature Live Music, Art, And Workshops

UploadVR: Report: Apple Acquires VR Startup Spaces

VentureBeat: Oculus Connect becomes Facebook Connect, goes virtual on September 16

Deadline: ‘Fortnite’ Publisher Epic Games Is Denied In Legal Bid To Get Game Back In Apple App Store

SyFy Wire: Google Arts & Culture adds augmented reality Apollo 11 module, Armstrong suit

Variety: Apple Buys Spaces, VR Startup That Blends Avatars Into Videoconferences

The Guardian: Napster sold to London startup MelodyVR in surprise $70m deal

New York Times: To Fight Apple and Google’s Grip, Fortnite Creator Mounts a Crusade

Animation Magazine: Kate Winslet, Jennifer Hudson & Glenn Close Join Baobab’s ‘Baba Yaga’

UploadVR: Facebook’s VR/AR Division Renamed Facebook Reality Labs, Oculus Branding Remains

SyFy Wire: HOW APPLE TV+ IS BANKING ON AUGMENTED REALITY TO WOO FANS TO ITS STREAMING SERVICE

Electronic Frontier Foundation: If Privacy Dies in VR, It Dies in Real Life

Tech Crunch: The pandemic has probably killed VR arcades for good

Broadway World: Jonathan David Martin, Pamela Winslow Kashani and More Star in Virtual Reality Production FINDING PANDORA X

Engadget: Inside Facebook Horizon, a social VR playground

 

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