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Unity snaps up Vancouver-based studio building AR/VR tech

Unity announced today they are acquiring Finger Food Advanced Technology Group, a Vancouver-based studio best known for their AR/VR services. The 225-person team will be joining Unity with CEO Ryan Pe

ClimateView raises $2.5 million for its toolkit to visualize climate mitigation plans

ClimateView, a Swedish software development company working on monitoring and visualization tools for greenhouse gas emissions, said it has raised $2.5 million in its latest round of financing. While

Amazon drives deeper into cars with new Alexa partners, Echo Auto expansion

Amazon is no longer content trying to dominate the home. The ecommerce giant made several announcements Monday ahead of CES 2020 that target the car, including partnerships with Lamborghini and Rivian

Unity bets on cloud testing with new Simulation product

For the past several years, Unity’s valuation has ballooned alongside their public ambitions to become essential to customers beyond game developers. One of the more interesting use cases of the

The Void’s Curtis Hickman on scaling, creative IP and the future of VR experiences

What can you do with virtual reality when you have complete control of the physical space around the player? How “real” can virtual reality become? That’s the core concept behind The

Unity, now valued at $6B, raising up to $525M

Unity’s private valuation is climbing, but it’s growing unclear whether the company’s leadership is planning to take the 15-year-old gaming powerhouse public anytime soon. The compan

Northzone’s Paul Murphy goes deep on the next era of gaming

As the gaming market continues to boom, billions of dollars are being invested in new games and new streaming platforms vying to own a piece of the action. Most of the value is accruing to the large i

Former Unity Technology VP files lawsuit alleging CEO sexually harassed her

Unity Technologies, the multibillion-dollar gaming engine, is facing a lawsuit from its former VP of global talent acquisition, Anne Evans, who accuses CEO John Riccitiello of sexual harassment. The s

With new raise, Unity could nearly double valuation to $6 billion

Unity Technologies, the company behind one of the world’s most popular game engines, could nearly double its reported valuation in a new round of funding. The company has filed to raise up to $1

Caterina Fake is known for her trend-spotting; here’s some of what she’s chasing now

Roughly a year ago, entrepreneurs Caterina Fake and Jyri Engeström decided to form a traditional venture outfit called Yes VC. Fast forward, and the duo has nearly closed on $50 million for their deb

Airbnb, Automattic and Pinterest top rank of most acquisitive unicorns

It takes a lot more than a good idea and the right timing to build a billion-dollar company. Talent, focus, operational effectiveness and a healthy dose of luck all play a part.

Daily Crunch: Facebook (possibly) considered buying Unity

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Facebook mulled multi-billion-dollar acquisition of gaming giant Unity, book claims

Less than a year after making a $3 billion investment into the future of virtual reality with the purchase of Oculus VR, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was considering another multi-billion-dollar bet t

Unity acquires Vivox, which powers voice chat in Fortnite and League of Legends

Game engine maker Unity believes voice communications are going to grow to become a critical part of gaming across platforms, and it’s buying one of the top companies in the space to bolster wha

Fast-growing game engine startup Unity loses its CFO

Unity Technologies, the highly valued startup behind one of the most popular game development tools, lost its CFO Mike Foley last week, Business Insider (paywalled) reported. A company spokesperson co

Experience the future of reality simulations at Disrupt SF 2017 with Unity and Improbable

Video games have never been just games, but as developers grow their ambitions, thanks to evolving, powerful game development tools, the line between real life and simulation has been growing much mur

Unity, whose software powers half of all new mobile games, lands $400 million from Silver Lake

Unity Technologies, a 13-year-old, San Francisco-based company that makes development tools for video game creators, has raised $400 million in fresh funding from the private equity firm Silver Lake.

Unity releases EditorVR preview so game designers can build VR inside VR

Unity is making a huge bet on VR and is aiming to ensure that developers have plenty of reasons to build their virtual reality titles on the company’s game engine. Today, the company has releas

Unity raises $181M monster round at a reported $1.5B valuation

Over the last few years, Unity Technologies has grown to become indispensable to the gaming industry and much of the entertainment industry as an engine for building experiences in one place and distr

Unity Announces Native Support For SteamVR

Two major powerhouses in the gaming industry announced that they would be working together to churn out killer VR content. Unity Technologies and Valve announced today that the Unity platform would b
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