Live from Facebook-owned Oculus’s annual VR conference: Day 2

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Welcome to the second day of Oculus Connect, the Facebook-owned virtual reality company’s annual developer conference.

During yesterday’s opening keynote, execs from Oculus and Facebook made a series of announcements, ranging from a new standalone VR headset to a redesigned interface that pulls desktop apps into the VR environment to new features bridging Facebook’s traditional social network and its VR version.

Today’s keynote is expected to be less newsy. Oculus CTO John Carmack — the famed game programmer behind “Doom” — will take the stage and hold forth on whatever is on his mind (the keynote’s title is “Carmack Unscripted”). The keynote is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT, and you can follow along in our live blog below.

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Tim Peterson, Third Door Media’s Social Media Reporter, has been covering the digital marketing industry since 2011. He has reported for Advertising Age, Adweek and Direct Marketing News. A born-and-raised Angeleno who graduated from New York University, he currently lives in Los Angeles. He has broken stories on Snapchat’s ad plans, Hulu founding CEO Jason Kilar’s attempt to take on YouTube and the assemblage of Amazon’s ad-tech stack; analyzed YouTube’s programming strategy, Facebook’s ad-tech ambitions and ad blocking’s rise; and documented digital video’s biggest annual event VidCon, BuzzFeed’s branded video production process and Snapchat Discover’s ad load six months after launch. He has also developed tools to monitor brands’ early adoption of live-streaming apps, compare Yahoo’s and Google’s search designs and examine the NFL’s YouTube and Facebook video strategies.


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