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Zuckerberg's Grip Already Causes Rift With Oculus Fans Virtual reality backers dismayed by Facebook acquisition

Well, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is clearly excited about the virtual reality future, but not everyone is excited to have him in the close-knit Oculus VR community. Zuckerberg just announced that…

March 25, 2014, 7:34 PM EDT

Facebook Buys Oculus for $2 Billion Sees future in virtual reality headset

Facebook has just announced a $2 billion deal to buy Oculus VR, the immersive virtual reality headset maker. In the announcement, CEO Mark Zuckerberg reiterated his company's mobile-first focus while…

March 25, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT

Today's Fakest New Product: Tiny Diapers for the Tip of Your Penis™ Kickstarter spoofs are the new SNL ads

With crowdfunding product videos all the rage, mockvertising has reached a new apex with fictional Kickstarter ads. Behold the one below, imploring you to help fund the development of Tiny…

July 24, 2013, 11:16 AM EDT

Media Industry Rallies to Help Magazine Designer Bob Newman Friends turn to crowdfunding as Newman recovers from injury

Charitable crowdfunding gets plenty of attention whenever there’s a newsworthy disaster (take the recent Boston Marathon bombings, for instance), but plenty of homegrown efforts are constantly providing help to individuals…

May 8, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT

Crowdfunding Efforts Aid Boston Marathon Victims Sites like GoFundMe, GiveForward raising millions

In the aftermath of last week’s Boston Marathon bombings, social platforms have become an important tool not just for sharing information about the events, but for raising funds for its…

April 23, 2013, 5:33 PM EDT

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