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E3 2009: List of attendees

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As the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) draws near, the list of this year's attendees continues to grow. The 2009 E3 is scheduled to run from June 2-4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Unlike previous...

Is Disney considering going HD DVD?

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Unlike other members of the Blu-ray Association, who always withdraw from HD DVD votes, Walt Disney Home Entertainment, a major Hollywood studio and one of the strongest backers of Blu-ray disc format, voted for approval...

Disney Ends Cell Phone Service for Kids

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The Walt Disney Company plans to pull the plug on its branded cell phone service by the end of the year saying there were problems getting the phone into large retailers. "We decided that changing...

Disney Joins the Social Networking Club

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Social networking, a phenomenon which has experienced enormous growth since MySpace brought it into the mainstream, apparently has become so profitable that even Disney, mastermind behind animated classics such as Snow White and the Seven...

Disney teams with Macrovision to distribute games

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Walt Disney has signed a deal with Macrovision to distribute Disney-branded games in Europe and Australia via Macrovision's games network, effectively extending Disney's reach in the downloadable casual games market. The games currently available on...

CinemaNow to Sell Disney Films Online

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The Walt Disney Co. on Wednesday became the latest Hollywood studio to offer movies for sale via the Internet by providing films like recent thriller "Flightplan" to CinemaNow, the online service said. CinemaNow, which is...

Disney Looks Beyond iTunes

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Walt Disney Co. has already sold more than 1.5 million digital downloads of television shows such as "Lost," "Desperate Housewives, and "Kim Possible" through Apple's iTunes, but the company is also looking to target iTunes...

Walt Disney in Serious Talks to Acquire Pixar

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The post-Eisner Walt Disney is close to buying Pixar Animation Studios in a deal that could allow Steve Jobs and his team to exert significant creative influence at the entertainment giant, reports The Wall Street...

Comcast walks away from Disney bid

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Comcast said Wednesday that it has withdrawn its multibillion-dollar bid to buy Walt Disney after investors and Disney executives failed to embrace the acquisition. "I'm very comfortable with our decision to withdraw...

Gates dismisses Disney rumors

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Microsoft will not get involved in any potential acquisition of Disney, the software maker's chairman said late Wednesday. Bill Gates was responding to a question from Channel Thirteen's Charlie Rose about Comcast's...

Comcast offers $66 billion for Disney

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Cable TV giant Comcast announced Wednesday that it was launching a surprise $66 billion bid to merge with Walt Disney, a deal that would create one of the largest media and distribution companies in the...

Microsoft, Disney partner on digital media

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Microsoft and the Walt Disney Co. have struck an alliance that will see the two companies working closely together to develop digital media content and delivery systems, the companies are expected to announce Monday. ...

Pixar dumps Disney

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Pixar Animation Studios Inc. said Thursday it ended talks with Walt Disney Co. to extend a five-picture deal for Disney to distribute Pixar films. Pixar, the computer animation pioneer founded by Apple...

Is Disney courting Steve Jobs?

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The latest 'Hollywood buzz' has Apple CEO Steve Jobs in line for a position on the board of Walt Disney Co. According to the New York Post, the company is looking for a new second-in-command...

Penguin Moves to Disney

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Last year, when the Walt Disney Co.'s feature animation unit, in Burbank, Calif., announced that it was using Linux for digital animation work, speculation grew that Adobe Systems Inc. would finally port its products to...

Disney to slip DVDs a Mickey

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That is the warning Walt Disney will issue this August when it begins to "rent" DVDs that are set to become unplayable after two days and that therefore do not have to be returned. ...

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