Aurasma and The Philadelphia Inquirer team to make North America’s first augmented reality newspaper

Augmented reality may just save the print industry   Leading augmented reality developer Aurasma and The Philadelphia Inquirer have announced a partnership this week that will debut North America’s first augmented reality newspaper. Augmented reality has been becoming a popular subject in the publishing industry recently. The technology could potentially revitalize what is considered an obsolete medium by offering consumers and interactive digital experience. The Philadelphia Inquirer is keen to see just what benefits the technology can bring and how consumers will react to a new generation of newspapers. The…

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Netherland’s TNT Post partners with Layar to bring augmented reality to its magazine

Augmented Reality Campaign

TNT Post, the national postal service of the Netherlands, is taking a bold new approach to its quarterly magazine publication titled “Er is Post!” The post service has tapped augmented reality developer Layar to make the magazine more interactive. The magazine is delievered to every household in the Netherlands every quarter, giving Layar a large audience to reach out to with its acclaimed technology.  Layar claims that every page of the upcoming magazine will contain an interactive augmented reality experience. Print is considered an “old world” medium today. Many people…

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Keytree Labs unveils CEO Vision: An augmented reality system for corporations

Mobile Commerce

Keytree Labs, a technology firm based in the United Kingdom, is looking to make augmented reality a staple in the corporate world. The firm has developed a new AR system it is calling CEO Vision. The system is meant to provide corporate executives the ability to access data from SAP HANA, a data solutions company serving businesses around the world. In the corporate world, SAP HANA provides a valuable service. Using a SAP HANA database system enables corporations to access valuable information and analytic data quickly. Keytree believes that augmented…

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Zappar teams with Moonpig to make augmented reality greeting cards

Zappar Powered Moonpig video cards! from Zappar on Vimeo. Augmented reality developer Zappar has announced a partnership with Moonpig, makers of personalized greeting cards. Together, the two companies will work to provide Moonpie customers with an opportunity to make their own high-tech greeting cards. Zappar has equipped Moonpig’s website with a platform where customers can create and submit their own content, such as videos, music, and other personalized messages. Moonpig believes that this new service will be a hit with tech-savvy consumers. Using the service, customers will be able to…

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3M enters into the augmented reality arena with Post-It application

Augmented Reality App

3M, an international manufacturing and technology conglomerate, has entered the increasingly competitive arena of augmented reality. The company has developed a new application for iOS mobile devices that takes the idea of post-it notes and turns it digital. The app, fittingly called the Augmented Reality Post-It Application, seeks to bring a more social aspect to leaving notes. Users will be able to leave each other messages, which will not add to the clutter of an office or room as they will be entirely digital. Using a mobile device’s camera, users…

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Aurasma augments the real world with real-time web updates

Barcelona, Spain: Aurasma, the world’s leading augmented reality platform, has announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC 12) a new feature that enables the real world to be merged with live, dynamic web updates. This announcement follows hot on the heels of Aurasma’s launch of its 3D engine at CES 12, since rolled out by commercial partners including Bandai – one of the world’s largest toy manufacturers. The new feature, powered by HTML5, allows partners to deliver live web updates augmented into the real world. When viewed with Aurasma, print, products…

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Blippar’s new augmented reality platform a big hit with brand and media owners

Blippar augmented reality Mobile App

Augmented reality developer Blippar has announced the launch of its new “Blipp to Buy” platform. The service is open to brand and media owners who are looking to inject their business with more interactivity for the sake of consumers. Blippar has long been a believer in the impact augmented reality can have for businesses and claims that adopting the technology can help companies reach out to the next generation of tech-savvy consumer. The platform has undergone extensive trials in the United Kingdom and Blippar believes that it is now ready…

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BLIPPAR LAUNCHES “BLIPP TO BUY” OFFERING FOR BRAND AND MEDIA OWNERS

*Video demonstrates how Blippar and augmented reality works. New service enables m-commerce through augmented reality technology – Follows successful trials with major brands including Tesco, Aer Lingus, Clinique and IPC Media 27th February 2012: Blippar is announcing the launch of a major new service, called Blipp to Buy, for brands and media owners that want to use its image recognition platform. Blipp to Buy is a whole new way for brands to diversify their revenue streams and capitalize on the potential of mobile commerce via image recognition and augmented reality…

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Ravensburger’s new augmented reality maze to debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York City

Augmented Reality Games

Ravensburger, makers of high quality puzzle games, has announced the launching of a new line of interactive puzzles that uses augmented reality to put players into the game itself. The first of these new games is called Electronic Labyrinth, which will be available for iOS mobile devices. The game seeks to provide a unique experience to consumers by allowing them to traverse the virtual world. Ravensburger has plans to release a number of augmented reality games and believes that technology to be the future of gaming entertainment. The company will…

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Aurasma and Bandai partner to bring augmented reality to toy packaging

Aurasma, a world leading augmented reality developer, has partnered with Bandai, a leading toy manufacturer, to create more engaging packaging for a number of popular toy lines. Each package will contain its own augmented reality experience specific to the toy that it holds. The digital content can be accessed by smart phones equipped with the Aurasma mobile augmented reality browser, which uses the mobile device’s camera to recognize the content. Aurasma believes that this new approach will be a bit hit with kids as it takes the toys out of…

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Doctor Who augmented reality game from WowWee makes an appearance at London’s Toy Fair 2012

AppGear Video Augmented Reality Mobile games

WowWee, a designer of innovative high-tech entertainment products, is attending the Toy Fair 2012 convention this week in London, UK. The company is showing of a number of new mobile games for smart phones, some of which make use of augmented reality. The most popular game the company has showcased this week is their new Doctor Who game that is part of the company’s AppGear line. This is not the first time The Doctor has found himself in a video game, but it is the first time his game has…

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