Insta360 Expands Portfolio, Launches New Mini-Camera Targeting Social, Short-Form Video

Natalie Yue, Analyst Natalie Yue, Analyst Devices & Technology, Imaging & Video, Insight Articles, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality Intelligence Service

The market for cameras is highly competitive and characterized by rapid technological advances and frequent product introductions. Nowhere is this more evident than with Insta360, the marketer of spherical 360-video cameras such as the One X, Nano S, and Titan. This week, Insta360 announced it would begin selling the Insta360 Go, a camera it bills as the “the world’s smallest … Read More

Light Field Lab Secures $28 Million in Series A Funding

Avatar Greenlight Insights Devices & Technology, Enterprise xR Intelligence Service, Imaging & Video, Large Displays, Location-Based Entertainment, Location-Based xR Intelligence Service, Media & Entertainment, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality Intelligence Service

San Jose, CA-based holographic display company Light Field Lab announced on August 12 a $28 million Series A funding round led by Bosch Venture Capital and Taiwania Capital along with investment from Samsung Ventures, Verizon Ventures, Comcast, Liberty Global Ventures, NTT Docomo Ventures, Inc., HELLA Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Alumni Ventures Group, R7 Partners, and Acme Capital. According to Light Field … Read More

Mi VR is Uncertain, But China Still To Drive VR Growth

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Consumer Insights, Devices & Technology, Head-Mounted Displays, Insight Articles, Media & Entertainment, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality Intelligence Service

According to reports, Chinese electronics company XIaomi has decided to permanently shutter its consumer VR operations. Western and Chinese media outlets circulated a report stating that Xiaomi had fired the Mi VR Go development team, signaling its intent to discontinue development of the platform. Best known for its large smartphone and consumer electronics business, Xiaomi served as a key OEM … Read More

With Intel Acquisition, Apple Prepares for 5G Adoption

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Insight Articles, Semiconductors, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality Intelligence Service

Several major media outlets reported on July 22nd that smartphone maker Apple may soon finalize the acquisition of Intel’s smartphone modem assets, including staff and intellectual property, to the tune of over $1 billion. The report suggests that the purchase could further strengthen the Cupertino, California-based company’s already considerable control over its supply chain.  Our Perspective  Despite the long road … Read More