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Recommended Reading: How Oculus took Netflix to the Gear VR

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Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.

John Carmack on Developing the Netflix App for Oculus
by John Carmack
Netflix Tech Blog

During this week's Oculus Connect 2 keynote, the virtual reality company announced that the upcoming Gear VR would include support for Netflix. What does is take to bring a streaming service inside the headset? Well, Oculus CTO John Carmack detailed the process on the Netflix Tech Blog.

Pandora's CEO Explains Why 'Free' Music Is Worth So Much: Op-Ed
Brian McAndrews, Billboard

Pandora CEO Brian McAndrews penned an op-ed at Billboard on the cost of "free" music, the role of discovery and the future of the subscription vs. ad-supported model.

If You Love that Font So Much, Why Don't You Date It?
Liz Stinson, Wired

Which font would you date? Personally, I'd like to take Sentinel out for a drink.

The Scientific Art of the Perfect Meal
Laura Marsh, New Republic

Food bloggers are breaking down recipes with the kind of scientific experimentation typically reserved for a lab. It's fun to both read about and try at home.

The Ubisoft Division Where Accountants and HR Managers Make Games
Christian Donlan, Eurogamer.net

This piece details the work of Patrick Plourde as the head of Ubisoft's Fun House project in Montreal where anyone can pitch a game idea.

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