Meta’s VR Oculus Business Said to Be Probed by US States

Multiple states have begun investigating potential violations in how Facebook, now known as Meta Platforms, runs its virtual-reality Oculus business, according to three sources familiar with the matter. Two of the sources said the US Federal Trade Commission was also involved in the antitrust investigation. Meta did not immediately respond to a request for comment. […]

Facebook Took Action on 16.2 Million Content Pieces in November in India

Social media giant Meta said over 16.2 million content pieces were “actioned” on Facebook across 13 violation categories proactively in India during the month of November. Its photo-sharing platform, Instagram took action against over 3.2 million pieces across 12 categories during the same period proactively, as per data shared in a compliance report. Under the […]

Your Next Office Might Onboard and Train You in VR

There are many things the COVID-19 pandemic has helped bring into the mainstream, including an accelerated adoption of technology by individuals and enterprises. More people today appear interested in leveraging technology to work from home. Enterprises, too, are adopting or trying new technologies for a smooth transition. It seems the day is not far when […]

Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 First Impressions: The Best VR Headset Around?

What’s the best VR headset you can buy in 2021? Thanks to Covid, this is a question that many people have been asking, and as it turns out, your options are pretty limited. That led to my trying out the Oculus Quest 2, to see if I could figure out if this standalone VR headset […]

Facebook to Invest $50 Million to Build ‘Metaverse’ Responsibly

Facebook will invest $50 million (roughly Rs. 370 crores) to partner with organisations to responsibly build the so-called metaverse — a digital world where people can use different devices to move and communicate in a virtual environment. Facebook, the world’s largest social network, has invested heavily in virtual reality and augmented reality, developing hardware such […]

Facebook Launches Horizon Workrooms VR Remote Work App for Oculus Users

Facebook on Thursday launched a test of a new virtual-reality remote work app where users of the company’s Oculus Quest 2 headsets can hold meetings as avatar versions of themselves. The beta test of Facebook’s Horizon Workrooms app comes as many companies continue to work from home after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down physical workspaces […]

Facebook Plans to Test Advertisements on Oculus, Users Raise Concern

Facebook is set to test advertisements in its Oculus virtual reality (VR) headsets. The social media giant said on June 16 that it will start the in-headset advertising experiment with the video game Blaston developed by Resolution Games. Advertisements will also show up on a couple of other apps in the coming weeks. The primary […]

Facebook’s Oculus VR Headsets to Begin Testing Advertisements

Facebook said Wednesday it will begin testing advertisements inside its virtual reality Oculus headsets in partnership with several game developers, including Resolution Games. The small-scale test of VR advertisements are a bridge between the social media company’s main revenue line of selling digital advertising and its growing investment to build virtual reality hardware as the […]

Facebook Turns 17, Celebrates It With a Custom Animation About Friendship

Facebook turns 17 today, February 4, and is celebrating its annual milestone “Friends Day” with a custom animation wordmark that speaks of friendship and inclusion. The animation shows a woman wearing a headscarf and a young boy connecting via Facebook and exchanging messages, loaded with friendly emoji, to show the length and breadth of the […]

Facebook Is Rolling Out Messenger to Oculus Quest VR Headsets This Week

Facebook Messenger is coming to Oculus Quest headsets this week, the company has announced. Users who have logged into Oculus Quest and Quest 2 using their Facebook accounts can use Messenger to chat with their friends even if the person on the other side does not have a Virtual Reality (VR) headset. You can type […]

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