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Meta to Resume Quest Sales in Germany Following 2-year Antitrust Case

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Over the past two years Meta has been blocked from selling its VR headsets in Germany based on the linkage between its virtual reality products and Facebook. Now it seems Germany-based customers will soon be able to order Quest headsets in-country. or Italy’s Amazon.it.

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Facebook Temporarily Halts The Sale Of Oculus Headsets In Germany

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” Earlier this morning, Facebook announced a temporary halt on the sale of Oculus products in Germany to ensure their products comply with local laws. ” Famous for its antitrust legislation, Germany enforces a strict “no coupling” policy. We have proactively taken the measure to pause sales in Germany.

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Germany Opens Legal Action Against Facebook Account Requirement for Oculus Headsets

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Today, Germany’s Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt) announced it was initiating formal abuse proceedings against Facebook for its controversial policy of requiring new Oculus device owners to use a Facebook account. ” Back in September, Facebook halted sales of all Oculus products in Germany. .”

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Facebook Halts Sales of Rift & Quest in Germany Amid Regulatory Talks

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Facebook has halted sales of all Oculus VR headsets in Germany, something the company says will be temporary during its ongoing talks with German regulators. “We’ve temporarily paused the sale of Oculus hardware to consumers in Germany due to pending discussions with the regulator [sic].

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German Court Bans Sales of Select Intel CPUs in Germany Over Patent Dispute

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This decision could lead to sales ban of select Intel processors as well as products based on them in Germany. The regional court in Düsseldorf, Germany, ruled that Intel infringed a patent covering an integrated voltage regulator technology that belongs to Palo Alto, California-based R2 Semiconductor.

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Quest 2 & Quest Pro Now Officially Sold In Germany

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Quest 2 and Quest Pro are finally officially sold in Germany. While Meta was never officially banned from selling hardware in Germany, it voluntarily suspended VR headset sales just before the release of Quest 2, which required a Facebook account to use at launch.

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EON Reality Advances its Nationwide Deployment in Germany with the Inauguration of its Premier Spatial AI Center and the Introduction of 10,000 Customized Courses Featuring EON AI Autonomous Agents

EON Reality

“Empowering Germany’s Future: EON Reality Redefines Education with Spatial AI Center Launch.” ” IRVINE, CA–February 27,2024 – EON Reality, a global leader in immersive learning technologies, is thrilled to announce the launch of a groundbreaking educational initiative in Germany.

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