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Rovio has more monthly active users than Twitter

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Rovio announced today it hit 263 million monthly active users in December 2012. This happened precisely three years after the first Angry Birds game debuted at the end of 2009. Incidentally, the somewhat better-known Twitter hit the 200 million monthly active user mark in December 2012. And since Twitter was...
Rovio has more monthly active users than Twitter

In 'Brave,' Software Adds Rich Detail

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"Brave," the latest film from Disney's Pixar Animation Studios, took six years, two directors, a co-director and five new proprietary software programs to bring it and its characters alive in rich period detail....
In 'Brave,' Software Adds Rich Detail
New 'Star Wars' films to be released every summer, beginning with 'Episode VII' in 2015
ESPN in talks with Apple about adding streaming sports to Apple TV
Disney's new augmented reality toys are promising, but frustrating

Apple TV could make ESPN another trick in its bag

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ESPN's network executive Sean Bratches said on Tuesday that the sports network would be interested in working with Apple to bring a version of the WatchESPN app to ESPN subscribers with the Apple TV. ESPN is the most-watched sports network in America, and a deal with the company could bring...
Apple TV could make ESPN another trick in its bag

The Movie Studios’ Big 3D Scam

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Excellent critique from Alexander Murphy (pseudonymous Hollywood visual effects supervisor) explaining what’s wrong about all the recent 3D live action films other than Avatar — they were made “3D” in post-production rather than being shot in true 3D with dual cameras. I didn’t even like Up in 3D, which wasn’t...
The Movie Studios’ Big 3D Scam

Disney may be next with forced 28-day Netflix delays

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Disney is reportedly considering imposing a 28-day delay between DVD or Blu-ray movie releases and availability through rental chains such as Netflix and Redbox. The company's chief executive, Bob Iger, noted the potential strategy change during a quarterly conference call with investors and analysts.......
Disney may be next with forced 28-day Netflix delays

EA is the 'Star Wars' games company Disney is looking for

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Disney and Electronic Arts announced today an exclusive deal for the development and publication of new 'Star Wars' video games. [Read more]...
EA is the 'Star Wars' games company Disney is looking for
Google Fiber adds ESPN, Disney to its TV lineup

Socialcam, Zoosk, Viddy, Pinterest, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by MAU

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Our list of growing Facebook applications by monthly active users this week was again dominated by Open Graph video apps. In addition, there was dating app Zoosk, several games, and other popular apps such as Skype and Pinterest. Titles on our list gained the most MAU of any apps...
Socialcam, Zoosk, Viddy, Pinterest, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by MAU

Comcast Streampix coming to counter Netflix, iTunes

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Comcast on Tuesday tried its hand at mitigating the impact of Internet video on traditional TV by launching Streampix. The service will include a mix of movies and TV shows across its own NBCUniversal as well as Disney, Sony, and Warner Bros. Access won't be confined to Comcast's own network...
Comcast Streampix coming to counter Netflix, iTunes

Blab launches software to predict social media conversations

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No, Blab’s new platform can’t necessarily predict the future. But what the Seattle-based social analytics company did debut today is software that will help brands determine which of the millions of social media conversations they should focus on. Using Blab’s patented technology, the company analyzes 50,000 news and social...
Blab launches software to predict social media conversations

Disney delays DVD releases to rentals, Netflix

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The last major studio not to embargo titles has a 28-day delay in place, which means you'll have wait a little longer to rent or stream select titles. [Read more]...
Disney delays DVD releases to rentals, Netflix

Former Yahoo Mail Head Taking Key Online Parks Role at Disney

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Earlier this week, I reported that Yahoo Mail head Vivek Sharma had left the company. According to sources, he has taken a job as the new GM and SVP of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Online. Sharma had clashed with new CEO Marissa Mayer, several sources said....
Former Yahoo Mail Head Taking Key Online Parks Role at Disney
10gen Raises $42M to Expand MongoDB, Its Open Source Database Software

Lawrence Lessig scares a room of liberals

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I should say upfront that I'm a big fan of Lawrence Lessig's causes and his presentation techniques. My favorite might be his 2007 tour de force at TED about John Philips Sousa, Jesus singing "I Will Survive," and the joys and dangers of remix culture. A few days back he...
Lawrence Lessig scares a room of liberals

Amazon launches ‘Never Before on DVD’ store, offers 2000+ titles that never go out of stock

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In an attempt to revive DVD sales and also provide more choice for its customers, Amazon has today launched its new Never Before on DVD store, featuring over 2000 titles that have never been available on the format and will never go out of stock. The new store uses Amazon’s...
Amazon launches ‘Never Before on DVD’ store, offers 2000+ titles that never go out of stock

Walmart's Disc to Digital Hard Sell Will Be a Hard Sell

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Earlier today I described Walmart’s new “disc to digital” program as DOA. Maybe I was too harsh. Let’s assume that some of you are interested in taking your old DVDs to Walmart, and paying up to $5 a disc so you can access the movies on them from Vudu, Walmart’s...
Walmart's Disc to Digital Hard Sell Will Be a Hard Sell

Disney and AT&T's U-Verse renew vows, expand the relationship

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Disney and AT&T today announced a multi-year extension to their already existing relationship, which brings approximately 70 channels to AT&T's U-Verse cable network. The new "long-term distribution agreement" also adds a handful of new content, including ESPN 3D and a new ABC/Univision collaborative channel aimed at English-dominant and bilingual...
Disney and AT&T's U-Verse renew vows, expand the relationship

TNW's Daily Dose: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Kickstarter in the UK and more

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Disney buys Lucasfilm, Kickstarter opens up in the UK and Siri can’t find prostitutes in China. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Be sure to hit the subscription button of your choice below to...
TNW's Daily Dose: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Kickstarter in the UK and more

Very interesting presentation on the future of gaming from a former Disney Imagineer: http://bit.ly/9Q1yDL

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Very interesting presentation on the future of gaming from a former Disney Imagineer: http://bit.ly/9Q1yDL

LucasArts Shuts Down

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The Walt Disney Company paid George Lucas $4 billion for LucasFilm, Star Wars and LucasArts in October. There was a great disturbance in the force today. Back in October The Walt Disney Company paid George Lucas $4 billion for LucasFilm, Star Wars and LucasArts, the video game creator. Disney...
LucasArts Shuts Down

Star Trek Showrunner and Friday Night Lights Star Join Steven Spielberg’s Time Travel Dinosaur TV Series Terra Nova

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Steven Spielberg has found a show-runner for his upcoming time travel dinosaur Fox television series Terra Nova: Brannon Braga, a producer and writer of various Star Trek tv shows from 1990-2005 including The Next Generation, Voyager and Enterprise, in addition to Flash Forward and the last couple seasons of...
Star Trek Showrunner and Friday Night Lights Star Join Steven Spielberg’s Time Travel Dinosaur TV Series Terra Nova
Disney implements 28-day waiting period for rental DVDs

What if Doctor Who were a Disney movie? [Please God No]

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Can you imagine Britain's quirky time-travel show made into a Walt Disney movie? Commenter Cristoval did, and the result was this "purposefully terrible" poster. Check out a better look at his his Disneyfied Daleks, below. More »...
What if Doctor Who were a Disney movie? [Please God No]

George Lucas: Still Planning To Make Films, But They Won't Be Shown In Theaters

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Back in 2006, we wrote about George Lucas claiming that the $200 million feature film was dead and that he was going to focus on making much cheaper videos for TV or online. That's not entirely what's happened in the interim, but it appears that he may be more serious...
George Lucas: Still Planning To Make Films, But They Won't Be Shown In Theaters

Disney Pairs RFID Chips, iPads for FastPass Update

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Guests can test the new system, which involves FastPass cards containing RFID chips, with cast members tracking traffic via iPad....
Disney Pairs RFID Chips, iPads for FastPass Update

Hulu's Fork in the Road

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As Amazon.com Inc. and Netflix Inc. battle it out for dominance in online video, owners of the much smaller Hulu LLC, Hollywood’s own online video service, are under pressure to decide which direction to go. Jason Kilar, chief executive of Hulu, has asked the site’s owners — Walt Disney Co.,...
Hulu's Fork in the Road

Maybe There’s Something to This Social Media Thing After All

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A few months back I became a fan of Universal Studios Home Entertainment on Facebook. I did this solely because they were giving away Blu Rays every day throughout the month of January. That was it. I had no other attachment to Universal Studios. Sure, I probably own a ton...
Maybe There’s Something to This Social Media Thing After All
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