unity News of 01/17/19
Improbable Urges Unity To Unsuspend Their License, To Rectify ‘Farcical’ Situation For Developers
Improbable may be pissed at Unity, but they still desperately want them back. In a blog post titled “A final statement on SpatialOS and Unity,” the team at the cloud gaming startup aimed to tell their side of the story and implored ...
Improbable And Epic Games Establish $25m Fund To Help Devs Move To ‘More Open Engines’ After Unity Debacle
Improbable is taking a daring step after announcing earlier today that Unity had revoked its license to operate on the popular game development engine. The UK-based cloud gaming startup has inked a late-night press release with Unity rival Epic ...
Unity Pulls Nuclear Option On Cloud Gaming Startup Improbable, Terminating Game Engine License
A pair of highly-funded gaming unicorns are publicly skirmishing and the deal could have major repercussions for game developers. Today, UK-based cloud gaming startup Improbable , announced that Unity , a hugely popular game development engine, ...
For SoftBank, No Majority Stake In WeWork As It Scales Down Talks From A New $16 Billion Investment To $2 Billion
Several weeks after it was reported by the WSJ that two of the biggest investors in SoftBank’s massive Vision Fund vehicle were cool on its planned $16 billion investment in the coworking company WeWork , those plans have changed radically, ...
K Health Raises $25m For Its AI-Powered Primary Care Platform
K Health , the startup providing consumers with an AI-powered primary care platform, has raised $25 million in series B funding. The round was led by 14W , Comcast Ventures and Mangrove Capital Partners , with participation from Lerer Hippeau ...
The Limits Of Coworking
It feels like there’s a WeWork on every street nowadays. Take a walk through midtown Manhattan (please don’t actually) and it might even seem like there are more WeWorks than office buildings. Consider this an ongoing discussion about Urban ...
The Nation-State Of The Internet
The internet is a community, but can it be a nation-state? It’s a question that I have been pondering on and off this year, what with the rise of digital nomads and the deeply libertarian ethos baked into parts of the blockchain community. It’s ...
The Economics And Tradeoffs Of Ad-Funded Smart City Tech
In order to have innovative smart city applications, cities first need to build out the connected infrastructure, which can be a costly, lengthy, and politicized process. Third-parties are helping build infrastructure at no cost to cities by paying ...
Our 3 Favorite Startups From Morgan Stanley’S 2nd Multicultural Innovation Lab Demo Day
The Morgan Stanley Multicultural Innovation Lab , Morgan Stanley’s in-house accelerator focused on companies founded by multicultural and female entrepreneurs, hosted its second Annual Showcase and Demo Day. The event also featured companies ...
WeWork-Owned Meetup Brings On David Siegel As CEO
Late this past summer, Meetup founder and CEO Scott Heiferman moved into the chairman position , leaving the CEO role vacant. Today, Meetup has announced that David Siegel will be taking the helm at the 15-year-old company. Siegel hails from ...