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Augmented reality firm CastAR recruits former LucasArts chief Darrell Rodriguez as its CEO | VentureBeat | AR/VR | by Dean Takahashi.

CastAR is a high-profile augmented reality startup, and now it’s kicking into high gear. The maker of the upcoming CastAR AR glasses has recruited former LucasArts chief Darrell Rodriguez as its chief executive. It has also appointed former Disney executive Steve Parkis as its president and chief operating officer.

CastAR was born as Technical Illusions in the greater Seattle area. It was started as a research project by Valve technologists Ellsworth and Johnson to build augmented reality glasses, which can overlay animations and other imagery on top of the real world. CastAR’s previous CEO was David Henkel-Wallace. A year ago, CastAR raised $15 million in a round of funding led by Android creator Andy Rubin’s Playground Global investment firm.

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Popular Science has had three editors in four years. Now it has a fourth: Joe Brown, who is joining the magazine from Wired, where he ran that title’s website. Brown started his tech journalism career at PopSci, where he was an assistant editor in 2002. Since then, his resume includes two stops at Wired and one at Gizmodo, where he ran Gawker Media’s tech site.

Read more & this is a follow up from last year’s post about Pop Sci changing formats, media, etc.

OK! August seems to be the month of big changes for companies, leadership, direction and more.