The Improbable Rise Of Roku

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In 10 years, when we look back and think about which companies fundamentally changed the way viewers get their TV shows delivered to them, will Roku be a part of the conversation? Based on what the company has done to date, and where it’s going, it seems likely. That’s because no company has done more to define what we can expect… Continue reading The Improbable Rise Of Roku

Facebook buying virtual reality firm Oculus for $2bn but why did facebook pay $2bn for it

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Facebook is a social network and Oculus makes gear that enhances video gaming. How is this awkward marriage going to work? Facebook said it would build on Oculus´ technology, including a virtual reality headset aimed at gamers, seeking to use it in other areas such as communications, education, and entertainment. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is definitely not finished with his shopping. Barely… Continue reading Facebook buying virtual reality firm Oculus for $2bn but why did facebook pay $2bn for it

Twitter Is Killing Itself In Order To Grow And Please Wall Street

Twitter thinks it can jumpstart its user growth by watering down the core service into some distant version of Facebook. This will end up having the opposite effect on user growth. Instead, they should use their over-valued stock to buy a messaging service like Kik. In case you missed it, Twitter (TWTR) is having big problems as a public company. They don’t have a problem … Continue reading Twitter Is Killing Itself In Order To Grow And Please Wall Street

Facebook Missed Mobile Gaming, So It Bought Oculus To Own Virtual Reality For Gaming And Beyond

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Facebook had a huge success with its web gaming canvas, but got locked out of mobile gaming revenue by platform owners Apple (iOS) and Google (Android). Facebook seems determined not to miss the next big gaming platform, as today it announced plans to acquire Oculus VR, maker of the Rift virtual reality headset, for $2 billion in cash and stock. And long-term,… Continue reading Facebook Missed Mobile Gaming, So It Bought Oculus To Own Virtual Reality For Gaming And Beyond