Facebook Buys Pebbles Interfaces To Join Oculus

Posted: Jul 16 2015, 8:39am CDT | by , in Latest Business News


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Facebook buys Pebbles Interfaces to Join Oculus

Facebook acquired Israeli startup Pebbles Interfaces. The gesture control company joins the Oculus team. A statement issued by Pebbles Interfaces confirms the deal.

Pebbles Interfaces Hands

Facebook bought Israeli startup Pebbles Interfaces to join the Oculus virtual reality team. Pebbles released the following statement on their site:


For the last 5 years, we’ve been focused on building a technology that extends human behavior, enabling simple and intuitive interaction with any consumer electronic device.

At the same time, we’ve seen virtual reality make huge strides, changing the way people interact with one another. At the forefront of that shift is Oculus, and joining Oculus will help advance our vision building immersive experiences and revolutionizing digital human interaction.

Thank you to our partners, employees and investors for your support as we’ve grown. We’re looking forward to starting our next chapter as we join the team at Oculus!

According to the WSJ, Facebook paid $60 million for Pebbles Interactive.

Pebbles Interfaces recently showed off an integration with the Oculus Rift system that enables users to interact in virtual worlds with their hands and arms. Apparently Oculus liked what they saw. It is quite impressive as you can see in the video below. You actually see virtual hands that move in sync with your hands.

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