The U.K.’s competition watchdog has given Facebook five days to address concerns that the company’s acquisition of Giphy threatens competition in digital advertising and the “supply of GIFs” on the internet. The Competition and Markets Authority has been investigating Facebook’s $400 million acquisition of the GIF website since the beginning of the year. On Thursday, the agency aired its...
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HTC has started promoting new VR hardware as though it’s teasing the next Marvel movie. On Friday, the company tweeted out a partial image of something that looked like a new VR headset (HTC later cheekily confirmed that’s exactly what it was). Today, the company also announced a new event called ViveCon 2021—most likely a developer-focused VR conference—that will happen...
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