Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus Rift VR, a virtual reality headset that was the hit of CES 2014. SAN FRANCISCO -- Palmer Luckey, the controversial co-founder of virtual-reality gear maker Oculus, is leaving parent Facebook. Luckey's role at Facebook has been in question since he was outed in September for secretly funding an Internet trolling group that supported Donald Trump and created anti-Hillary Clinton memes. Luckey said at the time he was "deeply sorry" his actions "are negatively impacting the perception of Oculus and its partners." His leadership developing the product was also questioned by observers such as veteran tech blogger Robert Scoble, who suggested rival headset HTC Vive was further advanced.
Mar-31-2017, 00:24:05 GMT