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Oculus VR News | September 21, 2019

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Zuckerberg Teases Glove-Based VR Controller Prototype for Oculus Rift

February 10, 2017 |

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently visited the Oculus Research lab in Redmond, Washington, where a team led by chief scientist Michael Abrash works on next-generation hardware. Zuckerberg shared a glimpse into the facility, including some upcoming new tech being developed. … Read More

Facebook Appoints Hugo Barra to Lead VR Efforts as New Head of Oculus

January 26, 2017 |

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Wednesday that former Google and Xiaomi executive Hugo Barra will lead all virtual reality efforts at Facebook as VP of VR, including taking charge of the Oculus team.

Barra’s new appointed position comes as … Read More

Facebook Actually Paid $3B for Oculus, Plans to Invest Billions More Over the Next Decade

January 18, 2017 |

During yesterday’s court testimony in Dallas, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed details about the company’s acquisition of Oculus in 2014, and as it turns out Facebook actually paid more than the $2 billion price tag that was originally reported.

On … Read More

Zuckerberg Defends Oculus in Court Battle Against ZeniMax Claims

January 17, 2017 |

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stand in a Dallas federal courtroom today to testify in the ongoing legal battle between ZeniMax Media and Oculus over claims that the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset was based on stolen technology.

During … Read More

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Will Testify in $2 Billion Oculus VR Lawsuit

January 16, 2017 |

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify in Dallas court on Tuesday, January 17th, in the ongoing lawsuit filed against Oculus, which claims the VR startup company he purchased for $2 billion was based on stolen technology.

ZeniMax Media, the parent … Read More

Oculus is Working on a Standalone VR headset, codenamed ‘Santa Cruz’

October 6, 2016 |

During the keynote presentation at Oculus Connect 3, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on stage that Oculus is working on a new, standalone virtual reality headset, which would eliminate the need for users be tethered to a PC.

The new … Read More

Facebook and Oculus Commit Millions in Funding for VR Content, Education, and Diversity

October 6, 2016 |

Today, during the first keynote of Oculus Connect 3, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on stage the company’s ongoing commitment to invest in the development of high-quality VR content for the Oculus platform by developers in the community.

Over the … Read More

Facebook CEO Reveals Social VR App for the Oculus Platform

October 6, 2016 |

Today on stage at Oculus’ Connect 3 developer conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed an exciting, new social application for the Oculus Rift that allows you to interact with other people live in the virtual world.

Using his own cartoon-like … Read More

Mark Zuckerberg Talks About the Future VR and 360-Degree Video

February 22, 2016 |

With an unexpected appearance at Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked Event at MWC, Mark Zuckerberg took time out of his busy schedule to talk with the audience in Barcelona about the potential of virtual reality and 360-degree video content. Zuckerberg was extremely … Read More

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ‘Happy’ with Oculus Rift Pre-Orders

January 30, 2016 |

During Facebook’s latest earnings call on Wednesday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg told investors and analysts that he is “happy” with the direction Oculus Rift pre-orders are going, however the company does not expect the upcoming launch of the Rift to have … Read More