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Does Facebook want to dress up as Snapchat for Halloween? (The 3:59, Ep. 132)

Facebook may have tried to buy Snapchat-like Snow and Tesla has unveiled solar tiles for your home. Also, get ready for bacon in VR.

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Facebook has a great costume idea for Halloween, as it makes moves to catch up with ephemeral messaging app Snapchat.

In 2013, the social media giant failed to buy Snapchat for $3 billion. On Monday, a report said the company earlier this year tried to buy Snow, a similar social network in Asia, but couldn't manage to snatch it up either. Facebook has made moves over the past few months to be more like Snapchat, including introducing Stories on Instagram.

Also on the podcast, we chat about Tesla's solar tiles and if they'll replace rooftop panels. And we discuss bacon-scented virtual reality -- what a time to be alive.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder.

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Does Facebook want to dress up as Snapchat for Halloween? (The 3:59, Ep. 132)

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