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'Castlevania' designer explains what made 'Symphony' so special

There's plenty I could say about <i>Castlevania: Symphony of the Night</i> but in the interest of time I'll keep it short and sweet: it's one of the most influential games ever made. Don't believe me? Eighteen years later, its core design conceit (read: explore a gigantic environment at will, uncovering …

Defense Secretary Tries To Thaw Relations With Silicon Valley, Opens New ‘Defense Innovation Unit X’

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is trying to mend relations with Silicon Valley a year and a half after tensions between the industry and the military exploded when Edward Snowden exposed NSA surveillance efforts using data from Internet giants like Google.<p>“Renewing our partnership is the …

German court rules Adblock Plus is legal

Following a four-month trial, a German court in Hamburg has ruled that the practice of blocking advertising is perfectly legitimate. Germany-based Eyeo, the company that owns Adblock Plus, has won a case against German publishers Zeit Online and Handelsblatt.<p>These companies operate Zeit.de, …

Digital Advertising

Google's wireless phone service may launch Wednesday, and it will put the squeeze on big phone companies

Google will use the wireless networks of other companies — Sprint and T-Mobile — to provide bandwidth, and then offer it under a new pricing scheme in which users will be credited for the data they do not use. The service is also expected to let people make calls via Wi-Fi networks when they're in …

What Your Favorite Fast Food Chain Says About Your Politics

Fast casual chain Chipotle has been in the political spotlight all week, ever since Hillary Clinton stopped in for a burrito bowl in one of her first public appearances after announcing her run for the presidency. But as HuffPost Business's Alexander Kaufman explained on Tuesday, this isn't the …

A Product Roadmap For Up-And-Coming VCs

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Indy Guha is a partner at Bain Capital Ventures who invests in early- and growth-stage cloud application/SaaS companies.</i><p>Earlier this year, I had the good fortune of becoming the youngest partner at Bain Capital Ventures. (BCV). There’s a lot of work ahead to make sure I make the most …

Free Flights On Southwest Airlines Are About To Get A Lot More Complicated

Southwest Airlines is joining competitors Delta and United Airlines in changing its frequent flier program. Travelers are probably not going to love it.<p>“The cost of [Southwest's Rapid Rewards frequent flier] program has risen, and we needed to increase the number of points required to manage that …

Flying

For tech entrepreneurs in Silicon Beach, surfing is the new golf

A group of about 300 people working in tech, investing, media, and entertainment in Los Angeles are making the most of one perk in particular: the Pacific Ocean.<p>Calling themselves the Silicon Beach Surfers, this group of entrepreneurial-minded folk meets several times a month to hang out, network, …

Surfing

Jamba Juice gives activists two board seats

Activist investors looking to squeeze some change out of Jamba Juice have won two seats on the restaurant chain’s board — appointments that give two …

The Mecca in Decline

Why doesn’t New York City produce elite NBA talent like it used to?<p>They sit in a Harlem church basement or a south Brooklyn deli, at an elite high …

The 4 Rules of Cast-Iron Cooking

Harness the power of the ultimate piece of kitchen hardware<p>The more you cook, the more you realize that the best kitchen tools are often the simplest. One sharp chef’s knife is far more valuable than a 62-piece knife set. One big stainless-steel bowl will do more for you than the latest plastic …