No laws violated, no problem

US Government’s approval means Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus is a go




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The United States Government has today officially given Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus, makers of the insanely promising Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset, the go ahead after finding that the deal violates no American antitrust laws or otherwise. This was the only significant roadblock in the way of the marriage between the two companies, which means that there’s almost nothing stopping the two companies from holding each others’ hands in front of a witness and marrying each other, becoming one happy company at last.

Of course, like any marriage, there’s still a fair bit of drama going on. For one, the development community is still aghast with anguish and hurt over the deal, with many believing that Oculus is throwing away all the promising tech it’s come up with over the past couple of years in exchange for a few bucks. Minecraft creator “notch” openly called Facebook “creepy” in a now infamous blog post a few weeks back, mere minutes after cancelling the planned Minecraft for Oculus Rift project.

Via: Engadget
Source: Reuters