I’m going to keep this one brief, as these sorts of posts tend to turn into walls of text. No one likes walls of text. Remember that free Augmented Reality SDK from Qualcomm that we showed you back in July? We said it’d lower the bar for Augmented Reality stuff considerably, nixing the requirement for developers to reinvent the image-recognition-capable wheel. Well, consider the bar… → Read More
If you’re a startup that’s building a game development platform, you can’t get a much bigger endorsement than the one Unity is getting today from Electronic Arts, the multi-billion dollar developer of the Madden series, Harry Potter games, and more. Today, the companies are announcing that EA has signed a multi-year enterprise deal with Unity: EA will be using Unity’s platform across multiple… → Read More
Unity Technologies, the San Francisco company behind the eponymous multi-platform game development platform, has now closed its first round of funding. The Series A financing was led by Sequoia Capital like we reported last week and apparently also included some Silicon Valley notables like David Gardner, the CEO of Atari, and Diane Greene, founder and former CEO of VMware. → Read More
Unity Technologies, the company behind the Unity game development platform, has closed a $5.5 million funding round led by Sequoia Capital. Unity is a powerful tool that allows developers to build 3D worlds for games running on a variety of platforms, including the iPhone, PC, Mac, and Nintendo’s Wii.
Unity has recently been seeing strong growth on the iPhone, where over 250 games are now using… → Read More
[photopress:fiberunity.jpg,full,right] I can’t stand the name—Unity—but I recognize its worth. Kinda. Six international companies have signed up to create a new Trans-Pacific Internet fiber optic cable that may (the numbers aren’t finalized yet) increase the bandwidth capacity by 7.68 Terabits/s. The companies, of which Google is most recognizable ’round these parts… → Read More
Some of our regular readers may recall a stupid and irresponsible rumor we started right here on this blog, that being the idea, based on a slip by an Apple PR type, that future Macs might shortly ship with Vista pre-installed as a dual-boot option for Leopard. The idea isn’t just to run Windows, but to run Windows apps in the Mac OS. Many of you scoffed at the idea, and we even thought it… → Read More
. Verizon Wireless customers who sign up for Verizon local and long-distance will receive unlimited calling between their phones and other on-network customers, from their mobiles or home phones. This is an incentive for Verizon users to unify their communications packages into what VZN is calling Freedom ONE-BILL (their caps, not ours). In addition to landline and mobile calling, the packages… → Read More