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Disney Acquires Maker Studios $450 million earn-out possible on top of $500 million base

Disney has acquired Maker Studios, the digital video network that distributes such strange hits as PewDiePie and Shay Carl (the work of co-founder Shay Carl Butler), as well as a series…

March 24, 2014, 6:03 PM EDT

Disney Websites May Run Afoul of Children's Privacy Laws Privacy group raises new concerns

Disney, the world's most iconic kids brand, is under scrutiny by the Federal Trade Commission for flunking the ABCs of children's online privacy laws. The Mouse House first came under review…

March 20, 2014, 12:08 PM EDT

The Silicon Kingdom: Disney Invests in Tech Startup Program Launches accelerator with Techstars

Disneyland could be the next Silicon Valley with its new program to jumpstart tech companies. Disney is getting into the accelerator business, sprinkling investments like pixie dust on a select…

February 12, 2014, 1:49 PM EST

Marvel, Hello Kitty May Have Run Afoul Children's Privacy Laws Complaints filed with FTC are first since rules were updated

Marvel and Sanrio, two of the biggest brands in the kids online marketing space, may be in violation of online children's privacy laws. According to a watchdog group, Disney's MarvelKids.com…

December 18, 2013, 10:22 AM EST

Loki's Not Feeling the Love From Those AT&T Kids Even in parody, campaign's still pretty cute

Spoofing AT&T's popular "It's Not Complicated" spots, Tom Hiddleston stars as his film character Loki, the villainous adoptive sibling of Thor, in this fun Comedy Central clip touting today's release of…

November 8, 2013, 8:37 AM EST

Netflix Cuts a Major Deal for 4 Marvel Shows Superheroes including recently re-acquired Daredevil coming to the streaming service

As its movie slate continues to mimic serialized TV on the big screen and ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. remains one of the season’s top-rated new series, Marvel Studios is cutting…

November 7, 2013, 11:18 AM EST

VIDEO: How to Make the Perfect Comic Book TV Show After Comic-Con, Sam Thielman chooses his candidates for small-screen glory

As the nation's geeks and nerds pack away their spandex and cardboard cosplay costumes (until October's New York Comic-Con of course) staff writer and office comic book aficionado Sam Thielman…

July 25, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

Comic-Con Is No Longer Just a Nerd Fest What's in it for media types and marketers?

Meanwhile, in San Diego, something unusual is afoot! Who are these strangers walking the halls of Comic-Con? Not the 150,000 comic book collectors, sci-fi movie completists and nerdy super-fans dressed…

July 21, 2013, 10:38 PM EDT

20th Century Fox and James Mangold Roll Out the World's First 'Tweaser' for The Wolverine Twitter trailer uses new app Vine

We know this much about The Wolverine director James Mangold: He has an iPhone. The filmmaker tweeted six seconds of footage from his film about the Marvel Comics character in…

March 25, 2013, 4:08 PM EDT

Facebook Pushing Further Into Search Ads Testing Sponsored category with ads from Disney, Zynga, Match.com

Is Facebook pushing further into Google's territory? It sure looks that way, as the company has quietly begun rolling out more search-driven advertising, including a new category of Sponsored search ads. Last…

August 20, 2012, 4:33 PM EDT

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