Industry News In Brief (October 9, 2017)

LOS ANGELES—Fifteen Minutes Public Relations managing partner Ryan Croy has launched PublicHaus, a PR and digital marketing agency designed to connect both consumer and B2B clients with customized services through a nationwide network of top independent practitioners. In partnership with veteran digital strategist Natacha Gaymer-Jones, formerly vice president and Los Angeles director for San Diego-based…

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Google-parent Alphabet’s high-tech Toronto development may be approved this month: report

Google-parent Alphabet’s high-tech Toronto development may be approved this month: report | Financial Post October 5, 20179:24 AM EDT A unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc is nearing a deal to develop part of Toronto’s waterfront, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs LLC would spearhead…

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Nintendo’s Sakamoto on Metroid: ‘The essence of the game is like a microcosm of our daily lives’

It stars neither plumbers, apes, nor princesses, yet Metroid has proven to be one of Nintendo’s most beloved, enduring and influential franchises. The very first Metroid, launched more than three decades ago for the Nintendo Entertainment System, helped popularize an entire genre of game now lovingly referred to as Metroidvania — a term that mashes…

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