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The Glimpse Group and D-ID Partner to Bring Life to the Metaverse with AI, VR & AR

prnewswire | November 11, 2021

D-ID, a world leader in AI-driven creative media, and The Glimpse Group, Inc. ("Glimpse") (NASDAQ: VRAR) (FSE: 9DR), a diversified Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") platform company providing enterprise-focused VR and AR software and services solutions, today announced a partnership to collaborate on multiple AI/VR/AR products that breathe life into the Metaverse.

Combining aspects of AI, AR, VR, social media, online gaming, and other services, the Metaverse is a rapidly emerging space that adds a third dimension to the internet and makes it accessible in a richer, more seamless way. While several major tech companies are already staking a claim to the Metaverse, it is actually a "blue ocean" and much of the technology to make it possible and engaging have yet to be developed.

Leveraging the unique core competencies of D-ID and Glimpse, the partnership between the two companies brings a new dimension to the Metaverse. The jointly-developed technologies and products will combine D-ID's highly-realistic AI-powered Creative Reality™ technology with Glimpse Group's advanced VR/AR solutions. Together they are expected to create experiences for Metaverse users which are more immediate and realistic.

The Metaverse is going to change everything, starting with the way humans interact with each other, the way we see the world, and the kinds of possessions we own. From commerce, to entertainment, from dating to healthcare, the success of the Metaverse depends on realistic digital personas in order for people to embrace it as an essential part of their daily lives. They will dance at virtual concerts, enjoy museums with friends, interact with brands, and more if they feel the experiences are truly immersive and the avatars are relatable. Our collaboration with Glimpse will shape and bring life to the Metaverse."

Gil Perry, CEO and Co-founder of D-ID.

Lyron Bentovim, President and CEO of the Glimpse Group added: "Artificial Intelligence will play a key part in the Metaverse, and combining D-ID's cutting edge technology with Glimpse's immersive VR and AR solutions will allow companies across many industries to preview the direction the Metaverse will take."

The partners are already collaborating on a proof of concept ("PoC"), as an initial test drive of ways their technologies can work together. The PoC is a technology that will enable users to easily animate still photos directly on their device leveraging D-ID's technology and Glimpse's subsidiary company PostReality's (www.postreality.io) solutions.

D-ID's partnership with Glimpse is the latest in a series of strategic milestones for D-ID in a momentous year. Over the past few months, D-ID launched Deep Nostalgia for MyHeritage – and users have already created nearly 100 million animations of their ancestors with it. The Company also created an interactive marketing campaign for Mondelēz, partnered with Warner Bros. Pictures and Oblio to create a first-of-its-kind film promotion that enabled viewers to have a starring role in the Hugh Jackman film "Reminiscence," and partnered with Josh, India's version of TikTok, to allow the users of the short-video app to animate themselves dancing or lip-syncing to big pop hits.

About D-ID
D-ID is a Tel Aviv-based Creative Reality™ startup specializing in patented video reenactment technology using AI and deep learning. Established in 2017, D-ID created the first facial image de-identification solution to protect images and videos from facial recognition software. D-ID's products range from animating still photos, to facilitating high-quality video productions, and creating viral user experiences such as Deep Nostalgia, which has generated nearly 100M animations since its launch in late February. With $23 million in funding from Y Combinator, Pitango, AXA, Foundation VC, Maverick Ventures, AI Alliance, and others, D-ID aims to disrupt the media and entertainment industries with the creation of media using AI in traditional channels as well as the Metaverse. With international customers in the swiftly growing synthetic media market, D-ID's core competencies in the human face and deep learning enable its partners to create exciting and engaging content that was until now unimaginable. To find out more, please visit www.d-id.com.


About The Glimpse Group
The Glimpse Group (NASDAQ:VRAR, FSE: 9DR) is a diversified Virtual and Augmented Reality platform company, comprised of multiple VR and AR software and services companies, and designed with the specific purpose of cultivating companies in the emerging VR/AR industry. Glimpse's unique business model simplifies challenges faced by VR/AR companies and creates a robust ecosystem, while simultaneously providing investors an opportunity to invest directly into the emerging VR/AR industry via a diversified platform.

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FS Announces Sponsorship of Insomnia Gaming Festival i69

FS | August 26, 2022

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Grupo Globo Deploys BeBop OS to Migrate Post-Production Workflows to Google Cloud

BeBop Technology | September 08, 2022

BeBop Technology, creator of the BeBop OS, a powerful, reliable, and fast platform for remote virtual live production and post-production workflows, announced a deployment with Grupo Globo, the largest mass media conglomerate in Latin America, to Google Cloud. "Globo's transformation from traditional media conglomerate to a unified 'mediatech' company focused on its consumers is underway," -Marcelo Fontana, Technology Manager at Globo. Globo provides local news, sports and entertainment to more than 50 million people daily from all across Brazil, from its main offices in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Brasília, Recife and Belo Horizonte. Together with other partners associated with the deployment, Globo will migrate approximately 60% of its visual effects workload to the BeBop OS virtual environment on Google Cloud. "We're proud to partner with BeBop and support Globo as it digitally transforms its business and migrates significant portions of its editorial, visual effects, and post-production workflows to the cloud," -Kip Schauer, Global Head of Media and Entertainment Partnerships, Google Cloud. The BeBop OS provides seamless access to secure GPU desktops and convenient collaboration features, including high-speed file transfer, real-time and on demand review and approval, secure shareable links to send or receive content or streams, powerful enterprise features like Single Sign On (SSO), and the ability to access shared high-performance storage or BeBop Flex storage, powered by LucidLink. All of these features available in a single platform and for a single price differentiates the BeBop OS within the marketplace. We're thrilled to be able to provide Globo with precisely the innovative, cohesive, and scalable solution they need to not only deliver on their business goals, but exceed them across nearly every metric, said David Benson, BeBop Technology President and Chief Product Officer. "The BeBop OS as the operating system on top of Google Cloud infrastructure delivers very specific and very significant value to the Media & Entertainment market. The deployment of the BeBop OS on Google Cloud will enable hundreds of Globo editors and designers to be able to do their creative work virtually and remotely every day, no matter when or where they are. What's more, they'll be able to use the same software tools they use on premises, including Adobe Creative Cloud apps, Foundry's Nuke, Autodesk's Maya and 3ds Max, Maxon's Cinema 4D, and SideFX's Houdini. The rollout is already underway with "É de Casa," a popular Saturday morning variety show that mixes entertainment, news, and culinary tips and airs on Globo TV Network. Over the course of the implementation, more than 40 Globo media channels, including free-to-air and pay TV, VOD, SVOD, PPV, OTT and streaming, will be completing their post-production virtually and remotely on the BeBop OS. About BeBop Technology Los Angeles-based BeBop Technology has sat at the intersection of art and technology since its founding in 2015. It is the creator of the world's most powerful, agile, and reliable platform for remote virtual post-production, the BeBop OS. For more information visit www.beboptechnology.com or connect on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter. About Globo Latin America's largest media company, Globo, brings together free-to-air and pay TV channels, in addition to digital products and services. Its linear channels speak to more than 100 million people in Brazil every day. And, thanks to its wide network of partner affiliates that covers the entire country, it is able to be local, regional and national at the same time. In 2018 it started its digital transformation journey, becoming a mediatech company, strongly supported by technology and focused on direct relationships with consumers. It provides audiences a complete viewing experience, which combines the ability to produce high quality content with technological expertise, with distribution on various platforms, such as TV Globo, a free-to-air TV channel; its 26 pay TV channels; its SVOD and streaming platform Globoplay; and digital products: news G1; sports GE.globo; and entertainment Gshow, among others.

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ViewSonic Launches Latest Smart 4K Ultra HD LED Home Entertainment Projector

ViewSonic Corp | September 02, 2022

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Epson Adds New Home Cinema 2350 Smart Gaming Projector to Top-Selling Lineup

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