It doesn't seem like it's been a year since Facebook last held its F8 developer conference. Actually, it hasn't been--the 2015 edition comes only 11 months after the 2014 version. It also spans two days for the first time. And both days will feature a morning keynote.
The short interval since the last edition and expanded schedule make sense: Facebook has a lot to talk about. Last year, Mark Zuckerberg's keynote focused on his company's goal of becoming a "cross-platform platform," with developer tools and advertising solutions designed to help third-party companies build apps and services outside of Facebook's own world. Expect a progress report on that front, and more details on Facebook's future vision--which tends to be an ever-evolving work in progress.
Day two's keynote is titled "Why Virtual Reality Will Matter to You," which is presumably a tip-off that it will feature the Rift VR headset from Oculus, the company which Facebook agreed to acquire a few weeks before last year's F8. With luck, we may finally get details on Rift's consumer launch, such as the price and exact arrival date.
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