Facebook Buying Oculus Rift for $2 Billion

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Facebook Buying Oculus Rift for $2 Billion
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In a statement today, Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook's acquisition of VR development company Oculus, saying they plan to not only support Oculus' current efforts, but also to help them expand and make VR a platform for more than just games:

We're going to focus on helping Oculus build out their product and develop partnerships to support more games. Oculus will continue operating independently within Facebook to achieve this.

But this is just the start. After games, we're going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences. Imagine enjoying a court side seat at a game, studying in a classroom of students and teachers all over the world or consulting with a doctor face-to-face -- just by putting on goggles in your home.

Read Zuckerberg's full statement here. Facebook's two billion dollar purchase includes $400 million in cash and 23.1 million shares of Facebook common stock.

Time Warner Cable's Knocked EA Out of the Running for Worst Company in America

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Time Warner Cable's Knocked EA Out of the Running for Worst Company in America
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It's time for Consumerist's annual Worst Company In America competition, and two Golden Poo winner EA has been knocked out in the first round. My money's on SeaWorld to win it this year; I saw Blackfish.

News Station Tweets an Insensitive Promo Comparing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 to the TV Series "Lost"

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News Station Tweets an Insensitive Promo Comparing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 to the TV Series "Lost"
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Omaha based news station KETV decided to take advantage of the incredibly unfortunate similaries between the real-life situation of Mayasia Airlines flight MH370 and the fictional series "Lost" and make a promotion out of it.

Lost is a fictional television show with polar bears, smoke monsters, and mysterious deities on a tropical island, while the 239 people on MH370 are still missing or likely dead. Their families and loved ones are distraught with grief, and authorities are no closer to finding the plane or any remains in the Indian Ocean almost two weeks after it disappeared.

Even comedian Paul Scheer, who hosted the Lost 10-year reunion panel at the Paley Center Sunday night, asked the audience to refrain from asking the show's creators and actors about MH370.

KETV has since deleted the inconsiderate tweet.