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Elon Musk accidentally tweets his cellphone number

Elon Musk gave his 16.7m Twitter followers what he meant to send to the chief technology officer of virtual reality company Oculus: his phone number. “Do you have a sec to talk? My cell is …” Musk wrote from his account on Tuesday

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Facebook loses $500m VR headset battle

The virtual reality headset maker that Facebook bought in 2014 for US$2bn used stolen computer code, a jury said in awarding $500m to ZeniMax Media. The case was over the Oculus Rift, the device that has put the social media

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Facebook’s VR foray challenged as ‘fanciful story’

Facebook bet early on virtual reality, buying Oculus VR two-and-a-half years ago to get its groundbreaking headset. Now it’s fighting claims that the Oculus Rift was built with stolen technology and promoted with a false origin story about a young entrepreneur

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Facebook’s Oculus deal is not all bad

The story of Oculus VR is the kind of garage-to-greatness story that geeks usually love. A passionate, self-taught tinkerer barely out of his teens revives a dead technology and two years later, Facebook buys his company for US$2bn. So, why are many of the company’s earliest backers so angry? Oculus VR makes virtual reality headsets