Facebook is a social media and social networking service company founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Hughes, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, Lee Linden and Ankur Pansari.
In July 2014 Facebook announced acquiring Oculus, a company making virtual reality products, for $2 billion. Facebook paid $400 million in cash and approximately $1.6 billion in Facebook stock. Facebook also announced offering an additional $300 million in stock and cash if certain milestones are met by the company post-acquisition as performance incentives. The $2 billion acquisition price of Oculus is based on a trading price of Facebook stock at $69.35 per share. Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO and co-founder of Facebook, made the following comments regarding Facebook's decision to acquire Oculus and Facebook's plan for the company:
We’re going to focus on helping Oculus build out their product and develop partnerships to support more games. Oculus will continue operating independently within Facebook to achieve this.