The German Competition Authority examines linkage between virtual reality products brand and social network company (Oculus / Facebook)

Bundeskartellamt examines linkage between Oculus and the Facebook network* The Bundeskartellamt has today initiated abuse proceedings against Facebook to examine the linkage between Oculus virtual reality products and the social network and Facebook platform. Andreas Mundt, President of the Bundeskartellamt: “In the future, the use of the new Oculus glasses requires the user to also have a Facebook account. Linking virtual reality products and the group’s social network in this way could constitute a prohibited abuse of dominance by Facebook. With its social network Facebook holds a dominant position in Germany and is also already an important player in the emerging but growing VR (virtual reality) market.

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German Competition Authority, The German Competition Authority examines linkage between virtual reality products brand and social network company (Oculus / Facebook), 10 December 2020, e-Competitions Notion of dominance, Art. N° 98318

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