Facebook finally fights back against Amazon and Google with hefty Portal discounts

Facebook isn’t exactly known as a hardware vendor, but after joining forces with HTC way back in 2013 on a short-lived smartphone and supporting daughter company Oculus in its efforts to make virtual reality mainstream since 2014, the social networking giant unveiled its first products developed and manufactured in-house last fall.

The Portal and Portal+ smart displays came out mere weeks after Amazon’s second-generation Echo Show, beating the Google Home Hub to the announcement punch but actually kicking off their US shipments on the heels of the search giant’s first self-branded …

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