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  • Oculus fans, supporters upset over Facebook acquisition

    Oculus fans, supporters upset over Facebook acquisition
    Oculus may be happy about its $2-billion deal to be acquired by Facebook, but the virtual reality start-up's supporters are definitely not. The Irvine company gained a strong following in the worlds of tech and gaming after taking to Kickstarter in 2012...
  • Facebook buys virtual reality firm Oculus for $2 billion

    Facebook buys virtual reality firm Oculus for $2 billion
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook said it would buy virtual reality company Oculus VR for about $2 billion in cash and stock. Oculus is the Irvine, Calif., maker of the Rift headset. The company will continue to operate independently within Facebook, Chief...
  • Obama & Galifianakis: Not a yuck fest, but that wasn't the point

    Obama & Galifianakis: Not a yuck fest, but that wasn't the point
    Here’s the thing about President Obama’s decision to appear with Zach Galifianakis on Funny or Die's “Between Two Ferns,” one of the funniest faux-interview series you will ever see on the Web or off. It’s not that Obama...
  • Turkish court suspends government ban on Twitter use

    Turkish court suspends government ban on Twitter use
    ISTANBUL, Turkey -- A Turkish court on Wednesday suspended a controversial ban on Twitter following an appeal even as the site’s lawyers pursue separate legal action against the government's shutdown order, local media reports. Senior members of...
  • Cut Gwyneth some slack: 'Divorcing' or 'uncoupling,' it still hurts

    Cut Gwyneth some slack: 'Divorcing' or 'uncoupling,' it still hurts
    So Gwyneth Paltrow and her hubby have chosen to do a little “conscious uncoupling,” and now everyone is bangin’ on her like she’s Miley Cyrus. What, don’t you guys remember that it didn’t work out for her in “...
  • Kim Kardashian reveals North's wee accident on Vogue shoot

    Kim Kardashian reveals North's wee accident on Vogue shoot
    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West may have had a lot of respect for their top-secret Vogue cover shoot, but baby North? Not so much.  Kardashian spilled more behind-the-scenes details of the shoot Tuesday night on "Late Night With Seth Meyers," with the...
  • Instagram reaches 200 million users, more than 20 billion photos

    Instagram reaches 200 million users, more than 20 billion photos
    Photo-sharing social network Instagram announced this week that it now has 200 million monthly active users. The milestone is an indicator for healthy user growth on the service, which Facebook purchased for $1 billion nearly two years ago....
  • Facebook buys Oculus VR in major bet on virtual reality

    Facebook buys Oculus VR in major bet on virtual reality
    SAN FRANCISCO — A tiny Irvine company founded by a 21-year-old Cal State Long Beach drop-out may play a leading role in Facebook's next major bet on the future of the Internet: that virtual reality will change the way people experience the Web....
  • What happened to Ellen DeGeneres' epic Oscars Twitter selfie?

    What happened to Ellen DeGeneres' epic Oscars Twitter selfie?
    Twitter users are reporting that numerous tweets have begun to disappear, including the most retweeted picture of all time: Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars selfie. Users of the popular microblogging service began tweeting the disappearance of various tweets...
  • L'Wren Scott funeral held in L.A.; Mick Jagger among mourners

    L'Wren Scott funeral held in L.A.; Mick Jagger among mourners
    Mick Jagger was among those mourning the death of L'Wren Scott on Tuesday during a small funeral held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and attended by close friends and family only. The well-known fashion designer and stylist, who'd been with the...
  • Should a judge's Facebook friendship disqualify him from a case?

    Should a judge's Facebook friendship disqualify him from a case?
    Is a real-life friendship less meaningful than a Facebook friendship? If a judge discloses that a lawyer who comes before him on a case is a friend, but fails to say that he and the lawyer are Facebook "friends," has the judge hidden important...