Snap and Amazon Fashion partner to create a seamless AR Shopping Experience. (Snap Inc.)

Snap Partners With Amazon and Ozzy Osbourne Plays the Metaverse

Our weekly eye on the charts, a look at big movements from the Polygon network, a new initiative from the XR Association, Ozzy Osbourne and Kenan Thompson appear in virtual worlds, Snap partners with Amazon, and a new opensource project steps up to fill the hole in our hearts and headsets left by the sunsetting of Firefox Reality a few years back.

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Blippar celebrates one year since the launch of its WebAR SDK. (Blippar)

Blippar Celebrates One Year of WebAR and Apple Publishes Its View on NFTs

In this week’s article: Crypto is in the green again, (unlike the stock market), ByteDance (owner of PICO) may be in hot water with the U.S. government (again), Apple’s app store guidelines aren’t friendly to NFTs, Blippar is celebrating a year of WebAR, an infographic explores wearables and privacy.

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Pew Research Center assembled experts to discuss "What Will the Metaverse Look Like in 2040?" (Gremlin via Getty Images)

Five Takeaways From ‘What Will the Metaverse Look Like in 2040?’

On September 15, 2022, Pew Research Center posted a discussion on Twitter Spaces about “What Will the Metaverse Look Like in 2040?” The panel included Isaac Mei and Lee Raine of Pew Research Center, Janna Anderson of Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center, Avi Bar-Zeev of XR Guild, Kelly Bates, esq., of Interaction Institute for Social Change, Louis Rosenberg of Unanimous A.I., André Brock of Georgia Tech, Toby Shulruff of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, and Fred Kaufmann of Twelve Gates Foundation.

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