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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg denies virtual-reality technology for Oculus was stolen

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg denies virtual-reality technology for Oculus was stolen

– Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, took the witness stand in Dallas federal court on Tuesday and denied an allegation by a rival company that the virtual-reality technology of Facebook‘s Oculus unit was stolen.Mr Zuckerberg, the founder of one of the world’s largest companies, faced hours of tough, public questioning about where Oculus obtained its ideas and how much he knew about the startup when Facebook bought it for $2 billion.A jury is hearing evidence in a civil lawsuit brought by videogame publisher ZeniMax Media Inc against Oculus in 2014, in the middle of the Facebook-Oculus deal.

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg questioned at trial over virtual-reality technology

Facebook's Zuckerberg questioned at trial over virtual-reality technology

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is seen on stage during a town hall at Facebook‘s headquarters in Menlo Park, California September 27, 2015.REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File PhotoDALLAS Facebook Inc (FB.O) chief executive Mark Zuckerberg took the witness stand in Dallas federal court on Tuesday and denied an allegation by a rival company that the virtual-reality technology of Facebook’s Oculus unit was stolen.Zuckerberg, the founder of one of the world’s largest companies, faced hours of tough, public questioning about where Oculus obtained its ideas and how much he knew about the startup when Facebook bought it for $2 billion.

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At trial, Zuckerberg is “highly confident” Oculus built its own technology

At trial, Zuckerberg is “highly confident” Oculus built its own technology

– In what he said was his first time testifying in a courtroom, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he was “highly confident that Oculus products are built on Oculus technology.”Further Reading Oculus accused of destroying evidence, Zuckerberg to testify in VR theft trial The testimony came during a trial in which ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda Softworks and Id Software, alleges that Doom co-creator John Carmack stole trade secrets and destroyed evidence when he took VR technology developed as a ZeniMax employee over to Oculus when he became its Chief Technology Officer in 2013.Zuckerberg rebutted that idea flatly on the stand, saying, “the idea that Oculus products are based on someone else’s technology is just wrong” (as reported by The New York Times).

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