Keep calm and merge on: The Tipline for 7 September 2022

The ink on the Federal Trade Commission’s challenge to Meta Platforms’ acquisition of Within Unlimited was barely dry before the company purchased another virtual reality startup. Meta says Berlin-based Lofelt will help it perfect the illusion of touch for its VR technology. The FTC perhaps wishes for an alternate reality in which it has unlimited dough to go toe-to-toe with its metaverse foe.

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