May 23, 2024

Das neue Quest Pro-Headset enthält Mixed-Reality-Funktionen, die Elemente der virtuellen Welt mit der physischen Welt verschmelzen können.

Meta is allowed to sell its virtual reality glasses again in Germany

The Meta Quest 2 headset is scheduled to be released later this year. Also: Audi pulls Twitter ads and violent protests at iPhone factory in China.

The new Quest Pro headset includes mixed reality capabilities that can blend elements of the virtual world with the physical world.
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meta It can now offer its virtual reality glasses in Germany without legal restrictions. Two years ago, the cartel’s federal office initiated proceedings against Facebook– The mother started because the glasses can only be used by linking them to a Facebook account. Since then, the Meta VR Oculus Quest 2 glasses have not been available in Germany.

According to Handelsblatt, Meta has now addressed the competition authorities’ concerns. She added that the glasses could also be used without a Facebook account in the future. According to the head of the cartel’s office, Andreas Mundt, the sale of glasses, including new ones, could Quest Pro headphones Start in Germany. He added, “If the use of virtual reality glasses is only possible for members of Facebook or Instagram, this could severely affect competition in both areas.” [Mehr bei Handelsblatt und Reuters]

in the founding sceneWHU: When you think of elite founders’ universities, one name usually comes to mind: WHU. Another top university has been the famous training ground of Rhineland-Palatinate for years. We are talking about RWTH AachenIt is also much cheaper to study in. Our editor Maybrit Martschin has researched in detail what RWTH offers potential founders on site in Aachen. [Mehr bei Gründerszene]

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Audi It is pulling its ads from Twitter entirely at the moment. According to the “Wirtschaftswoche” report, the Ingolstadt-based company is going further than its parent company Volkswagen. He initially froze his advertising activities on Twitter. Audi has not posted any tweets on its corporate account since November 2. Other companies such as the parent Opel stellants or United Airlines He also distanced himself from the social media company. New Twitter boss Elon Musk is currently abusing employees and users with controversial decisions. [Mehr bei WirtschaftswocheHandelsblatt und Reuters]

Violent protests erupted at the world’s largest iPhone factory in China. Hundreds of workers clashed with security forces. Riots apple and contract manufacturer Foxconn, who runs the factory, worries again. Videos of the protests on social media showed workers screaming when guards in protective suits confronted them. Strict Covid-19 restrictions have been in place at the plant for weeks. The protests were started by workers fleeing unpaid wages and concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak, Reuters reports. [Mehr bei The Information und Reuters]

American venture capital and partner Sequoia Capital, Doug Lyon, gave a grim view of the global economy. He warned that today’s economic downturn is worse than the recessions of 2000 and 2008. Speaking at the Slow Startup Conference in Helsinki, he said: “We have a global crisis here. Interest rates have gone up all over the world, and global consumers have run out.” Leon said he doesn’t. Technology company valuations are expected to recover before 2024. [Mehr bei CNBC]

European Union countries approved a 45 billion euro plan on Wednesday Chip production financing agreed. In doing so, the EU is trying to reduce its dependence on American and Asian manufacturers. EU ministers meet on December 1 to approve the chip plan, which will have to be debated in the European Parliament next year before it becomes law. [Mehr bei Reuters]

Zap Electric Vehiclesa UK-based e-scooter startup, wants to partner with the blank check company CIIG Capital Partners Merged to go public on NASDAQ via Spac. The company is expected to be valued at $573 million. The proceeds from the merger will be used to launch the i300 high-performance city scooter. [Mehr bei Techcrunch]

Our reading advice on GründerszeneOn the street or in the supermarket: Brands of young technology companies Consumers encounter them almost everywhere today. A new study has identified the strongest among them. [Mehr bei Gründerszene]

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