Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2018.
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Apple has acquired contact lens and augmented reality (AR) glasses start-up Akonia Holographics, the company confirmed to Reuters on Wednesday. The iPhone maker confirmed the acquisition, but they refused to disclose any further details. “Apple buys smaller companies from time to time,” they said in a statement, “and we generally don’t discuss our purpose or plans.” The […]

Facebook has announced to be working on a technology that could allow people to type by just thinking about something. The revelation emerged during the social network’s annual F8 conference in San Jose, last Wednesday. According to Recode, Regina Dugan, who is in charge of Facebook’s moonshot factory Building 8, asked,”What if you could type directly from your brain?” […]

Augmented Reality startup Zappar has raised £3 million ($3.75 million)  in a Series A round led by London-based investment fund Hargreave Hale. Brandtech group You & Mr Jones, and Chinese game publisher iDreamSky also took part in the round. London-based Zappar is expected to invest the fresh funds into developing new products and expanding business abroad. More […]

A California company that combines Virtual Reality and data visualisation has raised $3 million (£2.3 million) in a seed round from unnamed angel investors. Pasadena-based Virtualitics has  harnessed both VR/AR technology and machine learning techniques to create a technology that allows users to  transform large batches of complex data into explorable virtual environments. Information can be rendered in […]

Google has acquired Eyefluence, a company developing eye-tracking tech for AR and VR headsets. The  acquisition was revealed on Eyefluence’s blog in a short post on 24 October. The precise terms of the deal—including the sum Google paid— have not been disclosed. California-based Eyefluence was founded three years ago  by serial entrepreneur Jim Marggraff, whose previous successful exits […]

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