What are the biggest insights and observations in AR and adjacent sectors this week? Welcome to Reality Bytes, featuring lightning-round commentary from AR Insider partner M7 Innovations. Founder Matt Maher lends his insights from the trenches of AR experience creation.

We continue the narrative this week with Maher’s look at Pinterest monetization, Facebook’s passthrough API and Epic’s metaverse ambitions. See the quick summary below, followed by embedded video. And stay tuned each week for more AR-related musings from Maher.

📍 Pinterest has built a self-service platform for users to start slinging products for commission. We discuss the implications on UX.

🔐 Facebook’s Passthrough API will allow developers to mix video from Oculus sensors into their games and applications.

🎮 Epic Games acquires Sketchfab in hopes it can own the rails of the virtual content that fills the metaverse.

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