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Statistics & Forecasts
Sony PSVR passes the million sales mark (BGR)
Less than 1% of HTC Vive owners are using VR at any time (Fast Company)
ABI Research survey finds 55% of respondents say wearables will play key role in companies’ innovation strategies (PR Newswire)
Public VR awareness almost doubling annually with PSVR and Gear VR leading the way (Road to VR)
Funding & M&A
MindMaze buys Gait Up to add motion analysis to its VR platform (TechCrunch)
Yahoo Japan invests in The Venture Reality Fund (VentureBeat)
Spring Loaded Technology launches bionic knee brace, receives $2.46 million from Canadian Government (BetaKit)
Oculus to provide 1,000 Rifts to libraries in California (Digital Trends)
HTC Viveport gets 75 more games (Road to VR)
Apple launches AR platform ARKit (MobileSyrup)
Apple macOS to be optimized for VR Software, will integrate with Valve, Unity and Unreal Engines (MobileSyrup)
The Cue Android Wear app will help you quit smoking (MobileSyrup)