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Disney shutters publisher LucasArts

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
Netflix signs deal with Disney to deliver movies to your living room while they're still in the theaters

Disney's ABC reportedly working on live streaming TV app

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Walt Disney Co. is said to be working on a new live streaming television app for its broadcast network ABC that will make content available to cable and satellite subscribers....
Disney's ABC reportedly working on live streaming TV app

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
Facebook's Gehry-designed campus expansion will start next year

Electronic Arts beats street for Q4 on decent game sales with $1.04 billon in revenue and EPS of $0.55

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Today Electronic Arts (EA) reported its fourth quarter financial performance, including revenue of $1.04 billon and earnings per share of $0.55. Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.50 per share on revenue of $1 billion. With analyst expectations beat by a margin, EA is doing slightly better than expected, but that doesn’t mean...
Electronic Arts beats street for Q4 on decent game sales with $1.04 billon in revenue and EPS of $0.55

Disney's Hyperion will reportedly sell off most of its titles, focus on TV-related books

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Hyperion, the book publisher owned by Disney, is reportedly planning to sell off most of its backlist. Going forward, the company will focus on books that tie into ABC-Disney TV shows, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The company, under the direction of publisher Ellen Archer, has been...
Disney's Hyperion will reportedly sell off most of its titles, focus on TV-related books

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
Google dominates 'most inDemand employer' list globally, considered desirable by students, software engineers, and more
Q&A: Hulu CTO Richard Tom on the future of television

Twitter Dubs A New Design VP

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Another lofty Twitter hire for you; The company has hired Mike Davidson as the vice president of design — a newly created position — according to a recent tweet sent by Davidson. Before joining the company, Davidson has been CEO and founder of Newsvine, a collaborative journalism Web site acquired...
Twitter Dubs A New Design VP

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

Disney Profit Rises 12 Percent

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Walt Disney Co.’s fiscal first-quarter profit rose 12 percent, helped by revised contracts with broadcast affiliates and increased customer spending and attendance at its theme parks. The company’s revenue missed analysts’ expectations amid a decline in film revenue and essentially flat advertising revenue at ESPN. Read the rest of this...
Disney Profit Rises 12 Percent

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

Kanye West: I am Steve Jobs

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While chatting with his audience during a concert in Paris, the famed rapper explains that he is, in fact, the embodiment of Apple's co-founder. Oh, he's also Walt Disney and Pablo Picasso. [Read more]...
Kanye West: I am Steve Jobs

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 squeaks past Apple as most reputable U.S. company

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Among 60 major companies for reputation, Amazon scored the top spot, followed by Apple, Walt Disney, and Google. [Read more]...
Amazon squeaks past Apple as most reputable U.S. company

Disney's ABC to livestream all programming to iOS devices starting this week

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Big news from the New York Times this evening. ABC, a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company,  will begin streaming live content to iOS devices later this week in Philadelphia and New York City using a new button on their app called ‘live’. Users will be able to live stream...
Disney's ABC to livestream all programming to iOS devices starting this week

HOWTO make smarter dumb mistakes about the future

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My latest Locus magazine column, "Making Smarter Dumb Mistakes About the Future," is about the ways that corporate futurism goes astray, imagining futures that make the boss happy which never come to pass. It's based on the magnificent and wondrously wrong "Carousel of Progress" that Walt Disney creates for GE's...
HOWTO make smarter dumb mistakes about the future

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)

Hulu Plus hits 2 million subscribers, seeing 500,000 new members in Q1

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Hulu is set to announce a 25% subscription growth in its online TV service at an event in NYC this week, as it looks to tempt advertisers on board to drive its revenue. Founded in 2007, Hulu is an online TV service that helps users discover premium content from around...
Hulu Plus hits 2 million subscribers, seeing 500,000 new members in Q1

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]

InternMatch raises $1.2M, wants to expand beyond internships

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More money and changes are coming for the successful team at InternMatch. Founded in Seattle back in 2009 and now stationed in Silicon Valley, InternMatch just landed a $1.2 million round from previous investors like Netflix Founder Marc Randolph and TeachStreet founder Dave Schappell, along with new additions like Seattle angel investor Rudy...
InternMatch raises $1.2M, wants to expand beyond internships

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

Kleiner Perkins, Lumatic, Stripe, And LinkedIn Will Speak At IGNITION WEST 2013 In San Francisco

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Mobile disruption is the theme of this year's IGNITION West, held March 26, 2013, in San Francisco. The event will showcase brands large and small, describing how they integrate mobile into product roadmaps and internal workflows. We'll hear what top investors are thinking about mobile monetization and distribution, what works...
Kleiner Perkins, Lumatic, Stripe, And LinkedIn Will Speak At IGNITION WEST 2013 In San Francisco

Torrent-busting ‘Pirate Pay’ may be illegal

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A Russian startup that received $100,000 of funding from Microsoft made headlines recently as its emerging efforts to battle digital piracy found their way to the spotlight. Dubbed Pirate Pay, the company’s technology launches attacks on groups of computers hosting pirated content, theoretically making it impossible for them to share...
Torrent-busting ‘Pirate Pay’ may be illegal

Disney comes to Blinkbox in UK and Ireland, streaming many titles from the same day as DVD releases

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Following the news last week that Disney UK & Ireland has partnered with Google to provide movies via YouTube and Google Play, the entertainment giant has now signed a deal with UK online film service, Blinkbox. Film and TV fans will be able to buy or rent the latest titles...
Disney comes to Blinkbox in UK and Ireland, streaming many titles from the same day as DVD releases

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

Hulu to Boost Spending on Content This Year by 67%

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By William Laudner Television streaming service Hulu will ramp up its spending to create and acquire content to $500 million this year, a 67% increase, Chief Executive Jason Kilar said Tuesday. Bloomberg Jason Kilar, chief executive officer of Hulu The increase in content spending underlines Hulu’s efforts to gain scale...
Hulu to Boost Spending on Content This Year by 67%
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