The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as well as several states, including New York, Tennessee and North Carolina, are reported to be investigating Meta’s virtual reality division for possible anti-competitive behavior. according to Last year, the Federal Trade Commission and relevant prosecutors began interviewing third-party developers to see if the company put them at a disadvantage when they tried to compete against its own software.
Some third-party developers claim that Meta often copies their best ideas and then makes it difficult for their apps to work on their headphones. Among other developers, port refers to the creator’s experience . In 2019, it added a feature to its app that allows Oculus Quest owners to stream PC games to their headphones. And Meta, then known as Facebook, has reportedly threatened to delist the app if Godin doesn’t remove the feature. That same year, the company introduced a feature that allows Quest users to connect the headset to their PC via a USB-C cable.
It is unclear how close the Federal Trade Commission is to filing formal charges against Meta. The agency declined to comment on the matter Bloomberg. However, what is clear is that Meta is in the FTC’s crosshairs over its various acquisitions. in December, the information The agency mentioned Kan in its purchase proposal Inside the studio. Separately, a federal judge this week allowed the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to move forward with an order seeking to reverse the company’s acquisition of WhatsApp and Instagram.