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Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Facebook debuts Spaces, its social VR platform that lets up to four users hang out in VR, available in beta for Oculus Rift, to expand to other VR platforms   —  More than three years after its acquisition of Oculus, Facebook is a product even more deeply intertwined with people's online identities.
Apr 18, 2017, 1:50 PMIn context
Yolanda Redrup / Financial Review:
Australian accounting software company MYOB to buy payment processing firm Paycorp for AU$48M   —  Accounting software company MYOB is pushing further into payment processing solutions, which it sees as a major growth opportunity for the business, thanks to the $48 million acquisition of Paycorp
Feb 22, 2017, 6:40 PMIn context
Tom Korosec / Bloomberg:
Trial in $2B ZeniMax lawsuit against Oculus over intellectual property in Rift began on Monday in Dallas   —  ZeniMax alleges Facebook acquisition Oculus stole technology  —  Zuckerberg may testify in $2 billion Dallas trial over goggles  —  Facebook Inc. bet early on virtual reality …
Jan 10, 2017, 6:25 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Oculus acquires The Eye Tribe, a 16-person startup that makes software and a $99 developer hardware kit for eye-tracking   —  The direction you look could one day control your VR or mobile experience thanks to Facebook and Oculus' latest buy, The Eye Tribe.  Oculus confirms to me that this …
Dec 28, 2016, 8:15 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Inside Intel's Santa Clara VR lab, where the company is working on its Project Alloy headset, a “merged reality” experience, and more   —  n many ways, virtual reality is still a moonshot.  —  The $2 billion acquisition of Oculus by Facebook in 2014 lent the neo-futurist hobby …
Nov 3, 2016, 3:30 PMIn context
David Gelles / New York Times:
Verizon's goal with Yahoo and AOL: compete with Google and Facebook in digital advertising by sharing data on its wireless customers with advertisers   —  Verizon Communications' $4.83 billion acquisition of Yahoo has the technology cognoscenti scratching their heads.
Jul 31, 2016, 1:55 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
A history of Facebook Messenger as it reaches 1B monthly users five years after its debut; 17B photos are now sent through the service each month   —  Facebook's gamble of forcing users to download Messenger has paid off.  Despite the backlash, Messenger has doubled its user count in 20 months …
Jul 20, 2016, 11:05 AMIn context
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Profile of AI assistant Viv, from the creators of Siri, ahead of its public demo Monday; sources say the company received acquisition bids from Google, Facebook   —  Siri's creators say they've made something better that will take care of everything for you  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. …
May 4, 2016, 8:40 PMIn context
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Facebook releases Bot Engine to help developers build more complex, machine-learning enabled bots, a further development from last year's Wit.ai acquisition   —  Facebook releases Bot Engine to create much smarter bots  —  Messenger is all about bots now.  As expected, Facebook unveiled the Send and Receive API at its F8 conference.
Apr 12, 2016, 3:25 PMIn context
Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
Pullbacks, delays, ad fraud: The story of Facebook's ‘$500 million’ LiveRail acquisition   —  When Facebook acquired the San Francisco-based LiveRail for a reported $400 million to $500 million in July 2014, the social network said the video ad-tech company would “help us make video advertising much better for everyone.”
Apr 3, 2016, 11:50 PMIn context

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