Facebook purchasing Oculus was an unprecedented acquisition. No Kickstarter company has ever been bought out by a large corporation prior to their crowdfunded project being released--at least not on the immense scale of $2 billion.
The surprising acquisition has spurred a lot of animosity from virtual-reality enthusiasts, most notably from the original Kickstarter backers.
The company behind motion control software Flutter has been acquired by Google. Company CEO Navneet Dalal announced the acquisition on the Flutter website, thanking users and promising the continued availability of the app.
If you're unfamiliar with the service, think of Flutter as a software-only implementation of the Leap Motion. Hold your hand in front of your webcam and Flutter gives you basic control over your computer. You can skip tracks in Pandora, pause videos on Netflix or YouTube, or just wave at your computer for fun.