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Facebook parent Meta reportedly facing another antitrust probe - CNET

11 days ago   |   By CNET

The US Federal Trade Commission and multiple states are reportedly looking into potential anticompetitive practices by Meta's virtual reality division, Oculus.
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The FTC is reportedly probing Meta's VR business for antitrust violations

11 days ago   |   By TechCrunch

Following news that the FTC's antitrust suit against Meta cleared a critical hurdle earlier this week, the agency is apparently also taking a sharp interest in the company's VR business.
Bloomberg reports that the FTC and multiple state attorneys general are probing Meta's virtual reality division for “potential anti-competitive practices.” New York reportedly leads the state-level investigation, which has been chatting up outside software developers who make apps for Meta's VR experience.
The state and federal officials are examining how the company may have engaged in anti-competitive...
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FTC May Proceed With Its Antitrust Lawsuit Against Facebook

FTC May Proceed With Its Antitrust Lawsuit Against Facebook

11 days ago   |   By ExtremeTech

A federal judge has ruled that the Federal Trade Commission may move forward with its antitrust lawsuit against Facebook. The ruling, which was delivered by US District Judge James Boasberg, comes about seven months after Boasberg himself dismissed the FTC's first attempt at a case. The initial iteration of the suit was “legally insufficient,” per the judge's memo , and had “failed to plead enough facts” to support its claim that Facebook had made itself a monopoly in the market for social media (known legally as Personal Social Networking, or PSN). Boasberg invited the FTC back in June...
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Meta's Oculus Quest plans could get thwarted by new FTC investigation

Meta's Oculus Quest plans could get thwarted by new FTC investigation

11 days ago   |   By Android Central

Anti-competitive business practices are at the heart of the probe.
What you need to know
The FTC and several states are investigating possible non-competitive business practices at Meta's Oculus division.
The probe looks to be investigating the low price of the Oculus Quest 2, in addition to claims by several software developers that Meta stole ideas without properly compensating them.
This probe comes as two other major FTC investigations have been opened into Meta's business practices.
Meta looks to be having a bad week as Bloomberg reports that the FTC has opened yet another probe into...
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The FTC is reportedly investigating Meta's VR unit for anticompetitive practices

11 days ago   |   By Engadget

The Federal Trade Commission as well as several states, including New York, Tennesse and North Carolina, are reportedly investigating Meta's virtual reality division in relation to potential anti-competitive behavior. According to Bloomberg , the FTC and involved state attorneys general began interviewing third-party developers last year to find out if the company has put them at a disadvantage when they've tried to compete against its own software. Some third-party developers claim Meta frequently copies their best ideas and then makes it harder for their apps to function on its headsets...
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The FTC is reportedly investigating Meta's VR division for antitrust violations

The FTC is reportedly investigating Meta's VR division for antitrust violations

11 days ago   |   By The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
The US Federal Trade Commission and at least three states are investigating Meta for antitrust violations in its virtual reality division, according to Bloomberg. The report says the FTC and attorneys general from New York, Tennessee, and North Carolina began speaking last year with third-party VR developers who have concerns about Meta's business practices. It's one of multiple probes into Meta's dominance in the small but growing market of VR.
The Bloomberg report references well-known controversies around Meta and its VR division. Regulators have...
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