Facebook acquired Oculus for $2 billion recently. Oculus VR is a company that builds the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. One of the best ways that the Rift was used was when video game artist Priscilla Firstenberg used the Oculus Rift development kit to enable her sick grandmother to take a final tour of the yard outside of her home.
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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has released an update to its Paper app (version 1.1). Facebook launched the Paper app on February 3rd and the social network company said that “people have explored an average of 80 stories a day.” Facebook did not reveal how many people actually use the app though.
Facebook has launched a new feature called “Nearby Friends.” The feature tells you when your friends are nearby so that you can meet them offline.
Facebook has given back a username that it took away from an Instagram user recently. Brian Hoff, a web designer, wrote an article on Medium about the incident that was titled “They say ‘nothing will change’/*Everything* changes.” Hoff’s wife had the user name @kathleen, but it was changed to @_____kathleen. At first, they thought someone hacked into the account. They reached out to @InstagramHelp on Twitter and tried to get support through e-mail, but that did not work.
Facebook launched auto-playing video ads recently on desktops and mobile devices. There is a way to turn off the videos from auto-playing. Certain limitations are imposed with video ads and you cannot turn them off completely. But here is what you can do:
Oculus VR is a virtual reality headset company that was acquired by Facebook for $2 billion and is led by chief executive officer Brendan Iribe. Iribe spoke at a conference last week about how the deal was put together. Iribe said that he met with Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and got along well with him.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has been expanding from being just a social network lately. The company bought a social photo app (Instagram), a group messaging app (WhatsApp), and a virtual reality headset company (Oculus). Now Facebook is reportedly going to launch a financial service that would provide electronic money and remittance services, according to The Financial Times.
Instagram, Facebook’s photos social network, is suffering from an outage today. Users are able to open the app, but no new images are being display. The app loads without actually showing new photos. Instagram sent out a tweet that it is working on the problem. Frustrated users went on Twitter to complain about the issue using the hashtag #InstagramIsDown. Below are some of the best responses.
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