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Even Though They’re Breaking Up, Netflix Still Wants To Share Disney’s Marvel & Star Wars Movies

Even Though They’re Breaking Up, Netflix Still Wants To Share Disney’s Marvel & Star Wars Movies

Like a couple that decides to go its separate way but where they both want to keep the dog, Netflix says it is talking to Disney about holding on to its deal to continue streaming Marvel and Star Wars movies after the two part ways at the end of 2018. [More]

Disney Ditching Netflix (Eventually), Plans To Start Competing Streaming Service

Disney Ditching Netflix (Eventually), Plans To Start Competing Streaming Service

Disney (and its Marvel division) have had a brief but good run with Netflix, resulting in a slew of original content and reasonably timely streaming video access to huge titles from the Star Wars series, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Pixar, and Disney’s flagship studio. But today Disney said it is pulling the plug on this relationship — eventually — as it plans to launch a competing streaming service in the next year. [More]

50+ Disney & Nickelodeon Apps Allegedly Snooping On Your Kids

50+ Disney & Nickelodeon Apps Allegedly Snooping On Your Kids

Ever since the first 3-year-old became obsessed with whatever Tetris knockoff was on their cool aunt’s Blackberry, mobile software developers have seen the potential for real gold in kid-targeted games and apps. But two of the biggest names in children’s entertainment, Disney and Viacom, are each being accused of breaking child-specific privacy laws by allowing young users’ data to be collected and mined. [More]

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Disney Removing Bride Auction Scene From ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ Ride

Next time you take your family on Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride, you might notice a change: No more “wenches” up for sale as brides to the highest bidder. [More]

Verizon Wants To Merge With Comcast, Disney, Or Pretty Much Anyone Really

Verizon Wants To Merge With Comcast, Disney, Or Pretty Much Anyone Really

Verizon’s shopping spree in recent years has mostly focused on snapping up the last vestiges of the 1990s with big purchases of AOL and Yahoo. But now, the company’s CEO says, it’s ready to go bigger and more modern… and it’s not entirely picky about who it wants its new partner to be. [More]

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Disney Raising Park Ticket Prices During Peak Times, Adding Expiration Dates

A little less than a year after Walt Disney Co. implemented its new surge pricing system at its U.S. parks, the company has raised one-day ticket prices during the busiest days of the year. All tickets will now come with expiration dates as well. [More]

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Chinese Factory Accused Of Labor Violations Loses Disney Contract

“Dongguan Qing Xi Juantiway Plastic Factory” isn’t a household name, but you’d probably recognize the products it made for the world’s largest entertainment company: the factory was one of thousands making official products featuring Disney characters. [More]

ESPN, ABC, Fox News, Fox Sports All Joining Hulu’s Eventual Live Streaming Service

ESPN, ABC, Fox News, Fox Sports All Joining Hulu’s Eventual Live Streaming Service

Once upon a time (two whole years ago!) the idea of successfully getting an internet-based cable alternative up, running, and profitable seemed, perhaps, like a pipe dream. These days, even though we don’t know if the ventures are exactly profitable, the online competition to get your monthly TV dollars is fierce. And now Hulu is latest player to grab some big headliners for itsplan to start zapping linear TV channels to your online eyeballs. [More]

Lucasfilm Sues Operator Of “New York Jedi,” “Lightsaber Academy” Programs

Lucasfilm Sues Operator Of “New York Jedi,” “Lightsaber Academy” Programs

The term “Jedi” has been around for nearly 40 years and phrases like “Jedi mind trick” get thrown around so frequently you might forget that it’s a term that George Lucas created — and trademarked — for use in the Star Wars universe of movies, books, TV shows, variety specials, and merchandise. Which is why Lucasfilm — now a subsidiary of Disney — is suing the operator of programs that teach students how to use their lightsabers. [More]

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Report: Google, Disney Aren’t Going To Bid For Twitter After All

While the rumor mill has been working extra hard lately, churning out names of possible suitors looking to buy Twitter, a new report says a few big names are definitely not interested in putting up bids. [More]

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Rumor Has It: Disney Interested In Buying Netflix

In the world of media companies, the water cooler is always a busy place — and it’s been hopping lately over rumors that Walt Disney Co. is thinking of buying Netflix. [More]

Report: Disney Working On Bid For Twitter

Report: Disney Working On Bid For Twitter

The Walt Disney Co., the well-known operator of theme parks, movie production studios, and cable television networks could soon be a huge player in social media — at least according to reports claiming that Big Mouse is working on a bid for Twitter.  [More]

Disney Pulls ‘Moana’ Polynesian Costume Amid Claims It’s Offensive

Disney Pulls ‘Moana’ Polynesian Costume Amid Claims It’s Offensive

Disney apologized on Wednesday and said it would be pulling a boy’s costume for a Polynesian character in the movie Moana, after backlash from Pacific Islanders who compared it to blackface. [More]

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Disney World Adding Fun New Mandatory Fingerprinting Attraction For Kids 3 And Up

You know how three-year-olds can be so untrustworthy, always scamming this that or the other person to get what they want (no naps, cookies, and continuous cartoons)? Walt Disney World is stepping up to combat fraud-by-toddler with a new rule requiring all kids ages three and up to get their fingerprints scanned upon entry. [More]

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Disney World Shutting Down Main Street Electrical Parade, Shipping It West

Fans of Disney World’s Main Street Electrical Parade will have to head to California to see it come October, after the park announced that the nightly event is shutting down and moving to Disneyland. [More]

Disney Confirms ESPN Streaming Service Without ESPN

Disney Confirms ESPN Streaming Service Without ESPN

A month ago, we told you about rumors that ESPN would be offering a new, standalone streaming service but that it wouldn’t include access to the flagship ESPN pay-TV channel. Now ESPN’s parent company Disney has confirmed that such a project is in the works, and that it may use the ESPN name but won’t look like the ESPN you know. [More]

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Report: Disney To Buy Part Of MLB.tv

Baseball is already brought to you by Disney, if it’s a game on ESPN. But now Disney wants to bring you all the baseball… at least if you stream it online.

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10 Chinese Companies You Should Probably Know About

10 Chinese Companies You Should Probably Know About

Many of the most common household brand names in America are not American companies, and that’s been true for decades. When it comes to technological innovation especially — from cars to phones and every appliance in between — we’ve become used to huge numbers of goods coming from countries in Asia.

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