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How Oculus decided on its $2 billion acquisition from Facebook

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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. 

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Facebook, Inc. (FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg drops salary down to $1

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Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg dropped his salary down to $1 in 2013, according to regulatory filings.

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Facebook Inc (FB): Judge dismisses lawsuit against Paul Ceglia

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Paul Ceglia is a New York based man that claimed he had a contract that entitled him to half ownership in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). A federal judge has dismissed Ceglia’s lawsuit though. U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara said on Tuesday that Facebook was granted a motion to dismiss Ceglia’s lawsuit following the recommendation of another judge in the case that said there was clear evidence that the 2003 contract submitted in the claim was a “recently created fabrication.”

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President Obama met with tech executives over spying on Friday

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President Obama met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, Palantir Technologies’ CEO Alexander Karp, Box’s CEO Aaron Levie to discuss ways to reform the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance program. Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer and newly appointed Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella were also invited, but could not change their schedules in time to attend.
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Zuckerberg, Musk, and Kutcher invest in Vicarious

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Elon Musk (Tesla Motors/SpaceX CEO), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook CEO), and Ashton Kutcher (actor/investor) have invested $40 million into artificial-intelligence company Vicarious. Vicarious has a goal of replicating the neocortex, which is part of the brain that controls the body, understands language, and can perform math functions.
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Mark Zuckerberg called Obama to say he was mad at the NSA

Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg wrote a note on Facebook saying that he called President Obama to express that he was upset about the Internet spying policies conducted by the National Security Agency (NSA). Here is the note that Zuckerberg wrote:

Microsoft also considered WhatsApp acquisition

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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates was recently interviewed by Rolling Stone where he revealed that his company was also interested in acquiring WhatsApp before Facebook stepped in. Here is what Gates said in the interview about the WhatsApp acquisition.

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Report: Google did not bid on WhatsApp

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Google did not bid on WhatsApp, according to an executive at the company. Google Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai said that the reported $10 billion offer that Google made for WhatsApp is “simply untrue.” Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion. Pichai spoke about it at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Pichai praised WhatsApp’s achievements and said that the two companies did talk about working closer together.
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