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Will you play a part in Oculus' next VR movie? (The 3:59, Ep. 86)

We talk about the evolution of VR entertainment, how live video has made Facebook the place to be and Apple selling its BILLIONTH phone.


Virtual reality already has the power to take you to another world. It may also give you the power to change and control that world too.

While that's already the case for gaming, Oculus Story Studio co-founder Max Planck suggests audiences may be able to do this with VR entertainment content as well. CNET interviewed the former Pixar executive, who talks about the challenges and opportunities that come with making content for VR.

We also talk about Facebook's earnings, and how it's all about mobile. The advent of Facebook Live, which was used to broadcast socially relevant events like the shooting deaths of Philando Castile and five Dallas police officers this month, has made the social network the place to be. And that's helped its bottom line.

Lastly, Apple confirmed it sold its billionth iPhone last week. We talk about how long it took other products to hit that milestone.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by CNET Executive Editor Roger Cheng, Senior Writer Ben Fox Rubin and Producer Bryan VanGelder.

Will you play a part in Oculus' next VR movie? (The 3:59, Ep. 86)

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