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The sudden emergence of mobile AR on a mass scale, while exciting, raises numerous questions. What will become the killer app? Will even see one? Will consumers adopt an entirely new means of interaction with 3D objects overlaid in space? Who will define the best practices for product design and user experience for this emerging medium? I’ve interviewed eight investors who have provided their insights on risks and opportunities for the AR industry and startups entering the space.
Here’s what I learned.
HP IS JUMPING INTO THE LEGAL MARIJUANA INDUSTRY WITH A TECHNOLOGY THAT COULD CHANGE THE WAY PEOPLE BUY WEED
The $35 billion enterprise company, whose business is built on selling and installing complex tech products for other companies, is partnering with marijuana startup Flowhub on the first-of-its-kind retail offering. HP will manufacture the hardware, while Flowhub will handle the software side and sell the machines.
These new registers are designed for stores where marijuana is sold (called dispensaries), and their software aims to help licensed business owners track sales and inventory, create reports, and stay compliant with state regulatory agencies by sending reports to them automatically.
But the web platform continues to evolve, and there are a few upcoming web technologies that could give web apps a better chance at competing with their native counterparts.
Let’s talk about a few of them.
“I think we’re waking up to realize a lot of big companies, presumably under pressure to grow and satisfy Wall Street, are focusing more on growth and making money than sticking to some core set of values that are aspirational.”