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Controversial fee hike upends game dev CEO

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Game developers are reliant on Unity for their projects

Unity Technologies, the creators of the popular Unity game development engine, had recently stirred up a storm within the gaming community by announcing new fees for their services.

Numerous game developers globally utilise Unity, crafting awe-inspiring gaming experiences that captivate players. The platform empowers creators to bring their visions to life. Titles like the critically acclaimed Hollow Knight, Ori and the Blind Forest  and Among Us all make use of this engine.

The game development community remains concerned about how this financial alteration will influence their ability to design and launch games. Many fear it may hinder innovation and deter aspiring developers from entering the field due to heightened financial barriers.

Today John Riccitiello has stepped down from his position as the CEO of Unity Technologies, effective immediately. The announcement, which took the industry by surprise, was made by the company’s board of directors. Unity Technologies, a renowned software development company specialising in game development, praised Riccitiello for his significant contributions during his tenure. Though it will be hard to not recall the timing of this in relation to the recent monetisation concerns.

This unexpected exit has left the gaming and tech communities speculating about potential changes in Unity’s strategic direction and leadership. Industry analysts are closely monitoring how this development will impact Unity’s stock performance and its competitive position in the ever-evolving gaming market.

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Portal between countries shut down after international flashing

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An international video portal has been forced to shut down after an OnlyFans model reportedly flashed passersby from across the globe.

On this episode of Ahron and Mike Live – Which would you prefer; pay rise or work perks, an international portal closes, the military reveal a submarine stingray and are you on a top or bottom burger bun?

Ticker’s Ahron Young & Mike Loder discuss. #featured #trending

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Is cloud technology the solution for every organisation’s needs?

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Amidst the dominance of cloud technologies in the tech landscape, questions are rising over applicability and its cost implications.

As businesses increasingly migrate to cloud technologies, skepticism is brewing over whether it’s the optimal solution for every organisational need.

Additionally, the notion of “free” cloud services is being challenged, highlighting the importance of understanding the true costs and benefits associated with cloud adoption.

Harsha Patil, Engineering manager, California USA shares his key insights on the cloud conundrum. #featured

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Does American media have TikTok bias?

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While the fate of TikTok remains uncertain in the U.S.—there is no shortage of possibilities.

Several investors are hoping to benefit from a new federal law that requires TikTok’s China-based parent company to sell the popular platform or face a ban.

This comes after ByteDance and TikTok filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government to block the law from going into effect.

Meanwhile, eight TikTok creators filed their own challenge, arguing the law violates their First Amendment rights to free speech.

But as the saga continues many media outlets are defending the platform.

David Zhang from China Insider joins Veronica Dudo to discuss. #IN AMERICA TODAY #trending #TikTok #TikTokban #socialmedia #China

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