Oculus co-founder defends sale of company amidst backlash, says Facebook a better home than Apple

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  • Reply 21 of 107
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    he argued Facebook is a better landing spot for the company than Apple or Microsoft


     

    I LOLed.

  • Reply 22 of 107
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    sflocal wrote: »

    Facebook spends $16B to buy WhatsApp, which to me is money wasted, and then they blow (snort) another $2B on a company that has nothing remotely familiar with what FB does.  Maybe FB hopes to one day start some VR "FacebookWorld" and everyone can communicate via an Avatar in an alternate universe, yet no one actually meets face-to-face in the real world?


    Way to go Facebook.  Wutever
    Facebook was getting ripped to shreds on CNBC this afternoon. Everyone basically saying this shows that Zuck doesn't have faith in his core business model and because it was a mostly stock transaction he knows Facebook stock is way over valued.
  • Reply 23 of 107
    sudonymsudonym Posts: 233member
    As long as Google was kept away, that's all I care.  
  • Reply 24 of 107
    mubailimubaili Posts: 406member
    sporlo wrote: »
    Exactly. Disgust at Facebook buying them doesn't exist just because Apple didn't buy them. It's due to… wait for it… Facebook!

    Time for Apple to step up and buy Facebook, or buy Sony. That would solve Apple's content problem in dealing with cable company. Better still, Apple should buy both Sony and Fox 21.
  • Reply 25 of 107
    I don't care that much for Facebook, but I'm pleased Oculus got funded. If anything, Facebook will make it more likely for Oculus' technology to support Mac OS and/or iOS when the tech is ready for mainstream adoption. Left on their own, I doubt Oculus would give a rats ass or have the spare resources to support the Mac or iOS. So it's probably a net positive for Apple users. Facebook is generally pro-Apple.
  • Reply 26 of 107
    sudonymsudonym Posts: 233member
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    Originally Posted by Booga View Post



     I'm a huge Apple fan, but ...

    Uh oh...

  • Reply 27 of 107
    sporlosporlo Posts: 143member
    carlsagan wrote: »
    This supposed "polarity" over technology has nothing to do with polarity over technology. The real polarizing force you are witnessing is the result of Capitalism. People are tired of being screwed over by rich and naive people who hide behind legal shields to use "their" property foolishly and selfishly.
    You mean it's the result of greed.
  • Reply 28 of 107
    sporlosporlo Posts: 143member
    mubaili wrote: »
    Time for Apple to step up and buy Facebook, or buy Sony. That would solve Apple's content problem in dealing with cable company. Better still, Apple should buy both Sony and Fox 21.
    I'd rather see Facebook bleed usershare.
  • Reply 29 of 107
    carlsagan wrote: »
    Another spam comment that I am having difficulty removing. How lovely. How about making a "delete" button obvious and easily accessible..?

    That would require web programming talent. ;)
  • Reply 30 of 107
    mdriftmeyermdriftmeyer Posts: 7,322member
    That projection system mask Carmack is wearing is how come VR is still a decade away.
  • Reply 31 of 107

    So, Facebook already takes people away FROM other people even when sitting next to them.  Now Virt Reality integrated into the FB ecosystem?  so add a huge mask over your face/head to use it or another 'app' ... and we all get farther and farther away from each other while possibly still being in the same room.  smh!!!

     

    His unnecessary comments against Apple, whatever you believe or 'feel' about Apple, sound like the type of person that brings Politics into every discussion with no value added.

     

    Remember when farmville was the future of the world..   see what I did there?  what the hell does farmville have to do with this...

  • Reply 32 of 107
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    Originally Posted by Rogifan View Post



    FB is down almost 7% today so clearly Wall Street isn't buying what Zuck is selling. Quite honestly I think we're starting to see the tech bubble burst. King's IPO was a disaster with the stock down 15% today. In the last month Netflix is down over 16%, Facebook down 13%, Google down 6%. Year to date Amazon is down 13%, Twitter almost 30%. One of the few big tech stocks up this year is Microsoft.

     

    To be fair, most tech is down today anyway.  

  • Reply 33 of 107
    bloggerblogbloggerblog Posts: 1,872member
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     "Why would we want to sell to Apple... So they can tear the company apart and use the pieces to build out their own vision of virtual reality, one that fits whatever current strategy they have?


    Yes, because what you have there looks stupendously dorky, at a loser level. 

    Apple is as interested in buying Oculous as they were in buying OQO.

  • Reply 34 of 107
    pmzpmz Posts: 3,433member

    Just look at the guy's picture. He's a perfect fit for what Facebook is trying to do.

  • Reply 35 of 107
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    thetorrey wrote: »
    To be fair, most tech is down today anyway.  
    Not 7% though.
  • Reply 36 of 107
    heliahelia Posts: 170member
    Apple is sooooo doomed! ;)
  • Reply 37 of 107
    cpsrocpsro Posts: 2,516member

    If Facebook is a better destination for Oculus than Apple or Microsoft, then Oculus had no future anyway... and $2B is $2B! Cha-ching!!!

  • Reply 38 of 107
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    Originally Posted by Sporlo View Post





    You mean it's the result of greed.

    The kind of system we need would be one in which diversity of input matters and community ownership is central (see Libertarian Socialism), similar to what we see within the Open Source community. But the problem is that Capitalism, which thrives, for one thing, on private ownership, would never be able to survive such a system, which is one reason why patents exist and one reason why they are abused. Humanity, on the other hand, would benefit tremendously from such a transparent and universally-available system of innovation and knowledge.

  • Reply 39 of 107
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    Originally Posted by mubaili View Post





    Time for Apple to step up and buy Facebook, or buy Sony.

     

    I could seriously get behind a Sony acquisition.  Gaming, movie content, consumer electronics...what's not to like?

     

    Now watch those weasels at Google buy Sony.  :(

     

    Geez, at the very least snatch up Nintendo.

  • Reply 40 of 107
    patpatpatpatpatpat Posts: 628member
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    Originally Posted by SudoNym View Post

     

    I doubt Google were even interested.

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