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The Unity and Microsoft Partnership, a Match Made in Game Developers Heaven…

Microsoft and Unity3D have this week announced a partnership that will make it easier for all inspiring developers to bring games and apps to life, especially on Microsoft’s platforms.

This new agreement brings optimizations for Microsoft’s latest platforms to Unity’s development environment (Windows 8.1, Windows Phone and Xbox One). Unity Pro licensed developers will receive free access to the ‘Windows Store Add-on’ which includes support for Windows Store apps and Windows Phone 8 apps.

Starting life as an OS/X game development tool in 2005 Unity has grown into a highly advanced multi-platform game development environment. Version 4.1 was released in March, version 4.2 is now in testing and includes all of the latest optimizations for Microsoft’s platforms.

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Yahoo Axis, Trying Something Different…

Yahoo the one-time Internet behemoth is trying something different, attempting to drag the world of search into the future. Axis is Yahoo’s new face of search, a graphic interface for your search results, and bookmarks. Available via plug-ins for all browsers or as a free application for mobile devices Yahoo hopes for a visual future, shared across all devices.

Axis raises interesting arguments for a new interface for the web. Arguments shared by such competitors as StumpleUpon and DiggIt. With Axis the visual search results are combined with visual bookmarks to produce a very Windows 8 like experience, live tiles instead of hyperlink text.

Getting started is simple, sign in, which can be done via your Yahoo, Facebook or Google accounts, and start bookmarking. Currently bookmarks can be emailed to friends but no links to social media sites have been established, yet.

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