KRXI FOX 11 Reno - Search Results The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available. Facebook buys virtual reality co. Oculus for $2BMENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - Facebook says it has agreed to buy Oculus, a virtual reality technology company, for $2 billion.Facebook Inc. said Tuesday that the deal includes $400 million in cash and 23.1 million shares worth about $1.6 billion. Oculus employees are also eligible for an additional $300 million if the company achieves certain targets.Oculus makes the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset that's received a lot of attention from video game developers, though it's yet to be released. Facebook says that while applications for virtual reality technology beyond gaming are "nascent," it plans to extend it to other uses. These include communications, media, entertainment and education.The purchase follows Facebook's $19 billion deal to purchase messaging startup WhatsApp last month.2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.