It seems that Meta really will be completing its long-planned acquisition of virtual reality music-fitness startup Within.
Meta announced plans to buy VR startup Within – the company behind music-fitness service Supernatural – in late 2021.
It’s more than a year since Meta announced that it was buying VR startup Within, but the deal has yet to close.
The US Federal Trade Commission and Meta are heading to a courtroom in San Jose today
Meta bought the developer of popular VR music game Beat Saber in 2019 without a hitch, and may have expected similar for Within.
This may now be the latest tech acquisition to run into some trouble with regulators. One regulator, anyway: the Federal Trade Commission in the US.
We’ve been writing about virtual reality startup Within since it was founded under the name of Vrse by Chris Milk, the filmmaker whose previous projects included the famous ‘Wilderness Downtown’ interactive video for Arcade Fire.
Now Within has signed a high-profile music partnership with Universal Music Group, to make both virtual AND augmented reality experiences for some of the label group’s artists.
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