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Facebook closing nearly half its Oculus kiosks in Best Buy stores

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Facebook is removing hundreds of the Oculus Rift kiosks it partnered with Best Buy to create. Despite serving as technology demonstration platforms, too many of the kiosks were too under-used to justify continuing the partnership at certain stores. The post Facebook closing nearly half its Oculus kiosks in Best Buy stores appeared first on ExtremeTech. ExtremeTechGaming – ExtremeTech

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Facebook loses $500m Oculus virtual reality case

A US court has ordered Facebook and other defendants to pay $ 500m (£395m) after finding they unlawfully used a firm’s virtual reality technology. The jury found Oculus, which Facebook bought in 2014, used computer code belonging to video game developer Zenimax to launch its own VR headset. Oculus said it was “disappointed” and would appeal against the ruling. The case threatened to overshadow Facebook’s latest results, which showed it enjoyed a strong end to the year. Facebook’s net profit more than doubled to $ 3.6bn in the fourth quarter….

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