Layar is a Dutch company based in Amsterdam, founded in 2009 by Raimo van der Klein, Claire Boonstra and Maarten Lens-FitzGerald. They have created a mobile browser called Layar. The browser allows users to find various items based upon augmented reality technology. On September 1, 2010, the World Economic Forum announced the company as a Technology Pioneer for 2011. In June 2014 Layar was acquired by the UK company Blippar. Layar office in Amsterdam was closed down in 2016.