On Friday, Mark Zuckerberg published an updated founder's letter for Facebook, his first since the company went public in 2012. Largely summarising the CEO's previous comments, the sweeping manifesto was newsworthy while containing little news. In at least one version of the text, however, Zuckerberg wrote about using artificial intelligence for online surveillance — a line stricken from the final draft.
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It's been a rocky start for virtual reality manufacturers in general. But Oculus — the company that made people believe in VR again — may be having the hardest time of all. It's been a year of sluggish sales, PR nightmares and a one big time defeat in court. Now, Best Buy is pulling hundreds of demo stations from its sales floors in the US.
Facebook works hard to maintain Mark Zuckerberg's public image. Professional photographers take staged photographs, like these ones of him visiting a Facebook data centre, petting a calf and meeting with world leaders. A team of employees diligently manage his Facebook page. But the most frantic display we've seen yet was Facebook's effort during this weeks's trial in a Dallas federal courtroom, where Zuck testified in a $US2 billion ($2.6 billion) intellectual property lawsuit against the company.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is once again going after his neighbours in his latest effort to ensure his 700-acre Hawaiian compound remains impenetrable. This time, rather than erect another massive wall, Zuck has filed a series of lawsuits against several hundred people — some of whom are dead — who inherited or have claims to land Zuck purchased on the island of Kauai.
Our watch has ended.
After 117 days basically in hiding, Oculus VR founder and former Facebook golden child Palmer Luckey has been spotted in the wild — specifically in a federal courtroom in Dallas where Facebook is the subject of a $US2 billion ($6 billion) intellectual property lawsuit.
Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR, is still nowhere to be seen. That may be all over soon. This week marked the start of a trial over the $US2 billion ($2.6 billion) lawsuit brought by video game company Zenimax against Oculus VR owner Facebook. The suit alleges Oculus stole core intellectual property when it poached current Chief Technical Officer, John Carmack, and there's a possibility Luckey may be called to testify.