The conduct of mechanism prophesy during Facebook’s practical existence subsidiary, Oculus, has been transposed following his detain associated to an underage sex prick operation, TechCrunch has learned.
Dov Katz was arrested at an Embassy Suites outward of Seattle in late December after allegedly soliciting sex from an clandestine officer who he believed, during a time of meeting, was a 15-year-old girl. Katz allegedly concluded to compensate $300 for sex.
Katz has been transposed by Amir Frenkel, who — according to LinkedIn — joined Facebook in Nov of final year as executive of engineering before transitioning to his purpose as conduct of mechanism prophesy during Oculus final month. Before fasten Facebook, Frenkel served as conduct of wearables engineering during Google, where he worked on initiatives surrounding a Google Glass and a Project Aura protracted existence products.
An Oculus orator reliable to TechCrunch that Katz is no longer an employee at a company.
This liaison comes during a quite bad time for Oculus, that has been in a throes of an executive renovate over a final several months that has seen many of a company’s many prominent employees changeable roles or withdrawal while a practical existence company, that Facebook acquired in 2014, grows some-more organizationally integrated underneath a primogenitor company.
In December, Oculus co-founder and CEO Brendan Iribe unexpected announced that he would be stepping down from his purpose to lead PC-based VR initiatives during a company. Ex-Xiaomi executive Hugo Barra took over a reins of a association final month, though not as Oculus’ CEO. Instead, his pretension is that of Facebook’s “VP of VR,” overseeing VR initiatives during both Facebook and Oculus.
Just a few weeks ago, Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey left a association he helped start in his garage following several months of open overpower associated to a scandal surrounding his appropriation of an anti-Clinton online movement organisation during a 2016 presidential election. The liaison — and Luckey’s after acknowledgment — hurt many in a developer community, with some melancholy to protest growth on a platform.
This conditions with Katz has apparently been an outlier during a stream care woes though has nevertheless been deleterious to a company, that is blazing forward with a mechanism prophesy tech as it readies new practical existence and protracted existence products.