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Plotting a comeback with a virtual border

The Silicon Valley star is back with a bang with surveillance and self-driving car technology

Nick Wingfield 

Palmer Freeman Luckey was the kind of wunderkind Silicon Valley venerates. When he was just 21, he made an overnight fortune selling his start-up, a company called Oculus that made virtual-reality gear, to Facebook for $2 billion in 2014. But the success story took a sideways turn this year when Luckey was pressured to leave Facebook months after news spread that he had secretly donated to an organisation dedicated to spreading anti-Hillary Clinton internet memes. While Luckey slammed inaccuracies in the articles, the reports proved toxic in the tech industry, where hostility to ...

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First Published: Mon, June 05 2017. 22:43 IST