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J.J. Abrams wants 'Star Wars' sequel to tell 'personal, intimate, and emotional' story

Disney's Bob Iger Reminisces About Deal-Making With Steve Jobs

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When two entertainment industry giants sat down on the same stage Wednesday, one of the first subjects they talked about was a third: Producer Brian Grazer's opening question for Disney CEO Bob Iger led almost immediately to Iger's memories of Steve Jobs. Iger talked about his experiences with the Apple...
Disney's Bob Iger Reminisces About Deal-Making With Steve Jobs

Fingerprint lands $7.7m to expand its network of educational iOS apps

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Fingerprint Digital, a San Francisco-based developer of mobile learning apps and games, has raised $7.7 million in equity funding according to an SEC filing. In September 2011, Fingerprint had secured $1.4 million in seed funding from K2 Media Labs, THQ, Reed Elsevier Ventures, and Suffolk Ventures. Also listed as an...
Fingerprint lands $7.7m to expand its network of educational iOS apps
'Star Wars Rebels' is Lucasfilm's first animated series under Disney, coming fall 2014
No-poaching antitrust case against Apple, Google and others will go to trial

Drawing in the stars in Space Holiday

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Space Holiday is a new iOS game from Powerful Robot, a developer who has worked with companies such as Cartoon Network, Disney, Pixar, Warner Bros. and Lucasfilm in the past. It’s available now as a $0.99 download with additional optional in-app purchases. A free demo version is also available. The...
Drawing in the stars in Space Holiday
‘Course of the Force’ short film lands on Nerdists’ YouTube channel

Abrams to direct Star Wars film

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Sci-fi director JJ Abrams will head up the seventh Star Wars film, Lucasfilm owner Walt Disney Co confirms....
Abrams to direct Star Wars film

Judge blocks class certification in job poaching lawsuit

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US District Court Judge Lucy Koh has denied class action status for workers wanting to sue several major technology and film companies over anti-job poaching practices, Reuters reports. The plaintiffs have accused Adobe, Apple, Google, Lucasfilm, Intel, Intuit, and Pixar of conspiring not to poach workers from each other. While...
Judge blocks class certification in job poaching lawsuit

Game developer LucasArts shuttered by Disney, 150 looking for work

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Following its acquisition of Lucasfilm, Disney has shuttered the venerable video game producing arm of the company, LucasArts. Formerly known as LucasFilm Games, the dissolution of the company is leaving approximately 150 people looking for work. Rather than develop titles, the company is moving to a licensing model with no...
Game developer LucasArts shuttered by Disney, 150 looking for work

Disney Chooses Netflix As Its Exclusive Distributor Beginning In 2016

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Shock generally isn't an emotion I feel when I come across a story to write for Techdirt. Anger? Sure. Sadness? Of course. Dismay? You know it. But not shock. I can't say that's true in this instance. Recall two recent stories we've had about Netflix. The first is a piece...
Disney Chooses Netflix As Its Exclusive Distributor Beginning In 2016

Brandon Generator: A new anti-hero boosts interactive storytelling for IE9 users

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Interactive storystory telling just got a new anti-hero. Introducing Brandon Generator, the would-be author who is wrestling with writer’s block. The animated story is a collaboration between Edgar Wright, director of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, and renowned Marvel and Lucasfilm illustrator, Tommy Lee Edwards. The first edition is already live and there will be...
Brandon Generator: A new anti-hero boosts interactive storytelling for IE9 users
Rovio: Star Wars Angry Birds 'is the best Angry Birds we've ever done'

George Lucas: I Sold Lucasfilm To Disney To 'Protect It'

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Though it’s obviously more of a show business story than it is a technology industry story, the news of Lucasfilm’s $4 billion sale to Disney has reverberated throughout the tech world this afternoon. This is partly just because of Star Wars’ cult status among the geeks (and I use...
George Lucas: I Sold Lucasfilm To Disney To 'Protect It'

The Math Behind Disney's Star Wars Deal

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Disney is paying George Lucas $4 billion for his Star Wars empire. Did it get a good deal? That all depends, of course, on whether people want to see the next three Star Wars movies Disney says it is lining up. It’s a tricky bit of guesstimating, because the people...
The Math Behind Disney's Star Wars Deal

Lucasfilm postpones Star Wars Episode II and III 3D, focusing on Abrams-directed Episode VII

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While Lucasfilm originally planned to bring Star Wars Episode II and III back to theaters in 3D this fall, it's just announced that will not happen. In a statement posted on the official site, it says "we will now focus 100 percent of our efforts on Star Wars: Episode...
Lucasfilm postpones Star Wars Episode II and III 3D, focusing on Abrams-directed Episode VII
Angry Birds Star Wars Blasts Off On Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8, Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows 8 (Sorry BlackBerry Users)

Walt Disney buys LucasFilm, promises Star Wars Episode 7 in 2015

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On Tuesday afternoon, the Walt Disney Company announced in a press release shortly before its investor call that it would acquire 100 percent of LucasFilm LTD for $4.05 billion, in cash and stock. In the press release, Disney also said it would invest in a Star Wars Episode 7 which...
Walt Disney buys LucasFilm, promises Star Wars Episode 7 in 2015
By teaming with the mouse, has Star Wars officially joined the dark side?
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Steve Jobs threatened Palm with patent suit, strictly enforced no-poaching policy

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Apple co-founder Steve Jobs threatened its competitor Palm with patent litigation and financial ruin if it did not stop hiring employees away from Apple, according to newly unsealed court documents. The e-mail and a statement from former Palm CEO Edward Colligan came to light as part of a civil antitrust...
Steve Jobs threatened Palm with patent suit, strictly enforced no-poaching policy

Whoa. That's about half of what Disney paid for Pixar...

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Whoa. That's about half of what Disney paid for Pixar nearly seven years ago. And yes, apparently Star Wars Episode VII is coming in 2015. Update: Here's the release. Of note, Kathleen Kennedy, the current Co-Chairman of Lucasfilm, will become the president of the group within Disney. You may know...
Whoa. That's about half of what Disney paid for Pixar...

A LinkedIn For Gamers? Duxter Tries To Build A Broad Gaming Social Networking, Opens Public Beta

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In the same way that LinkedIn has become the home of your professional identity, and Facebook the home of your social identity, founder and CEO Adam Lieb wants to turn his startup Duxter into the center of your gaming identity. There are other plenty of other gaming social networks, but...
A LinkedIn For Gamers? Duxter Tries To Build A Broad Gaming Social Networking, Opens Public Beta

Please Don't Tell George Lucas What You Think About Jar Jar Binks

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“It was fine before the Internet. But now with the Internet, it’s gotten very vicious and very personal. You just say, ‘Why do I need to do this?’ – George Lucas, still wincing from the reaction to the new Star War movies, in Bloomberg Businesseek‘s story on $4 billion Lucasfilm/Disney...
Please Don't Tell George Lucas What You Think About Jar Jar Binks

Angry Birds games have 200m monthly active players

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'In any given day, we have 20-30m people playing our games connected,' says Rovio's Andrew StalbowEarlier in 2012, Rovio Entertainment announced that its Angry Birds games had been downloaded more than 1bn times. But how many people are actively playing them? Executive vice president Andrew Stalbow has provided some new...
Angry Birds games have 200m monthly active players

Disney Buys Lucasfilm for $4 Billion (DIS)

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Disney announced today it will buy Lucasfilm for $4 billion in cash and stock. George Lucas, the creator of the Star Wars franchise and CEO of Lucasfilm, owns 100% of the company.  Even better: A new Star Wars movie, Episode VII, will debut in 2015. Two more movies will launch...
Disney Buys Lucasfilm for $4 Billion (DIS)
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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

A New Hope? Disney Buys Lucasfilm For $4 Billion

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The Walt Disney Company has reportedly bought Lucasfilm, the production company that brought us Star Wars and Indiana Jones, for $4.05 billion in cash and stock. The companies simultaneously announced that Star Wars Episode 7 will be released in 2015. Kathleen Kenedy, co-chairman of Lucasfilm, will become president, reporting to...
A New Hope? Disney Buys Lucasfilm For $4 Billion
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