SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A flurry of speculation and excitement is surrounding today’s announcement of what the future holds for Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg didn’t make billions of friends (and a few enemies) and build an empire by sitting on his hands, and today’s announcement marks the next endeavor for the social networking site.
Zuckerberg makes pushes to establish Facebook as the leader of moon-shoot technologies, with last year’s acquisition of Oculus VR, the virtual reality simulator.
“Our mission is to make the world more open and connected. For the past few years, this has mostly meant building mobile apps that help you share with the people you care about. We have a lot more to do on mobile, but at this point we feel we’re in a position where we can start focusing on what platforms will come next to enable even more useful, entertaining and personal experiences.” Zuckerberg said.
Today’s announcement is about what Facebook plans to do with the virtual reality headset maker ‘Oculus Rift’, a start-up Facebook bought. Mark Zuckerburg has said many times that he believes the future of social media is in virtual reality.
Facebook will also beef up it’s messaging app services to include new ways to communicate through video, gif, emoji, etc. which is coming out soon.
Within messenger, they’re also introducing ‘Messenger Business’ which will let users track shipment of goods bought online, and their return.
The announcements over the course of the summit will also involve Facebook’s future in the news world.