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Facebook will buy virtual reality glasses maker

Facebook will acquire Oculus VR Inc. for $2billion, expanding into a market of fast-growing wearable devices.

The virtual-reality goggles maker acquisition came right after the $19 billion deal for messaging service WhatsApp, proving Facebook’s new strategy to adapt to the shift in the evolving technology industry.

At this time, there is a huge transition from PCs to Smartphones and the company realised the fact that mobile devices are the next big things for its users.

Many specialists consider that wearable devices will be the next platform shift. Google Inc has already tested Google Glass, a stamp-sized electronic screen set to a pair of eyeglasses. It also, announced a partnership with LG to launch the "G Watch" Android Wear.

Facebook said that virtual-reality technology could become the next social and communications platform.

"The history of our industry is that every 10 or 15 years there's a new major computing platform, whether it's the PC, the Web or now mobile," Facebook co-founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said during a conference.

"We're making a long-term bet that immersive, virtual and augmented reality will become a part of people's daily life," the 29-year-old Zuckerberg said, noting that wearing the Oculus goggles was "different than anything I've ever experienced in my life."