Facebook planned to spy on Android phone users, internal emails reveal

Facebook planned to spy on Android phone users, internal emails reveal

According to internal emails published on Github, Facebook planned to use its Android app to match users’ location data with mobile phone base station IDs to deliver “location-aware” products.

In an Alternate Timeline, Facebook Bought VR Company Unity

In an Alternate Timeline, Facebook Bought VR Company Unity

It’s fairly common knowledge that in the middle of 2014, social media giant Facebook bought the VR company Oculus . Facebook bought Oculus for $2 billion and they were nowhere near as developed at the time as Unity.

Report: Zuckerberg Email Reveals Facebook's AR

Report: Zuckerberg Email Reveals Facebook's AR

Dated June 22nd, 2015, more than a year after the company’s Oculus acquisition, the purported email reveals that Zuckerberg commitment to XR was driven by a desire to beat tech behemoths Google and Apple to XR, which he calls in the email (and has also called publicly) “the next major computing platform,” as a means of enhancing the company’s strategic positioning: The strategic goal is the clearest.

Field of view: Sony's next PSVR controllers could come with big upgrades

Field of view: Sony's next PSVR controllers could come with big upgrades

This is part of my rationale for acquiring companies and increasing investment in them sooner, rather than waiting until later to de-risk them further." Facebook teases Oculus surprises at GDC After last week brought the first mentions of the Oculus Rift S, now a blog post from Oculus co-founder and head of VR product Nate Mitchell suggests there will be surprises from the company coming in 2019.

Facebook mulled multi-billion-dollar acquisition of gaming giant Unity, book claims

Facebook mulled multi-billion-dollar acquisition of gaming giant Unity, book claims

Less than a year after making a $3 billion investment into the future of virtual reality with the purchase of Oculus VR, CEO Mark Zuckerberg was considering another multi-billion-dollar bet to ensure that his company dominated the VR platform, buying Unity, the popular game engine that’s used to build half of all gaming titles.

Facebook Acquires Visual Shopping Startup to Bolster AI Work

Facebook Acquires Visual Shopping Startup to Bolster AI Work

SHARE THIS ARTICLE Share Tweet Post Email Email Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg Facebook Inc. said it acquired visual shopping and artificial intelligence startup GrokStyle Inc. in a move to bolster the social-media company’s own AI work.

Visionarium

Visionarium

Visionarium is a visionary music driven VR journey. The Oculus Touch controllers lets you paint beautifull and spectacular particle streams while your floating from one dimension to another in this immersive experience. Visionarium Early Access key Early access key Oculus €7,99 EUR

Oculus Rift+Touch For $315 / Oculus Go For $162 Via Black Friday Friend Referral

Oculus Rift+Touch For $315 / Oculus Go For $162 Via Black Friday Friend Referral

Facebook’s Oculus is currently running a Black Friday sale on Rift and Go, bringing the prices down to $349 and $179 respectively. That’s right, the Black Friday discount and 10% off from referral can both apply together, bringing the prices down to $314.10 and $16.10 respectively.

Oculus Rift delivery chaos after 'component shortage' causes delays

Oculus Rift delivery chaos after 'component shortage' causes delays

In an email to customers, which came after a period of silence, Oculus said shipping costs would be waived for all orders made from Saturday. However, writing on Twitter, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe said the shipping costs would be refunded to everyone who pre-ordered, regardless of whether they were affected or not.