Consumers Win Some, Lose Some in Privacy Legal Tussles


The Walt Disney Company’s recent decision to purchase major assets of 21st Century Fox in a transaction valued at $52 billion underscores the huge potential for distributing information and entertainment via the Internet. The deal will allow the company to improve its direct-to-consumer offerings, Disney said when it disclosed the transaction early last month. Digital distribution through personal devices naturally creates an opportunity for providers not only to generate entertainment revenue, but also to obtain valuable data on customers.

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Disney reportedly calculating Twitter takeover bid with help of a financial adviser

The Twitter takeover chatter rages on. The latest news is that Walt Disney Co. is evaluating a possible bid for the struggling social media platform. As it turns out, the Twitter-Disney connection runs deep, and could make sense under CEO Bob Iger.

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Disney theme parks could harness foot recognition technology

Disney has received a patent for foot recognition technology that could be used to improve the guest experience at the entertainment giant’s theme parks.

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Only months after launch, 'Disney Infinity' ditches support for Apple TV

Article Image Disney has revealed it no longer plans to update “Disney Infinity 3.0” for Apple TV, meaning new content and compatibility with new figurines will arrive only on competing platforms.

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Apple TV universal search integrates ABC, Disney Channel, Disney Jr. and Disney XD content

Article Image Disney is the latest Apple TV content provider to take advantage of the set-top’s universal search API, as deep links to content from the company’s Disney Channel, Disney Jr., Disney XD and Watch ABC tvOS apps are now accessible via text and Siri voice search.

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2 tech workers replaced by immigrants sue Disney

Disney and two outsourcing companies abused immigration law by colluding to bring in foreign workers to replace Americans, according to lawsuits from two tech workers.

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Disney CEO & Apple board member Bob Iger calls Apple TV best television interface ever

Article Image The ease of use of the Apple TV is a good thing for content creators, Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger said in an interview on Monday, praising Apple for creating what he believes is the most intuitive television user interface ever.

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DisneyLife online streaming service launches in UK with iOS & Apple TV support

Article Image Disney on Tuesday launched a new online streaming service known as DisneyLife, currently available only in the U.K., but with plans for global expansion.

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Disney Infinity 3.0 coming to Apple TV bundled with SteelSeries controller

Article Image Popular Disney-themed sandbox game Disney Infinity — which melds physical toys with a virtual universe — is set to debut on the Apple TV, one of the first console games to make the jump to Apple’s new set-top box.

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Circle With Disney Lets Parents Unglue Kids From Media


Circle Media and Disney Interactive on Wednesday launched Circle With Disney, a device that gives parents greater control over the management of their children’s online activities. Circle With Disney provides curated Disney content through a licensing agreement. Paired with a companion iOS app, it allows users to limit and filter content streaming to a variety of devices including tablets, smartphones, gaming consoles and personal computers. The device is now available from Circle for $99.

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Circle With Disney Lets Parents Unglue Kids From Media


Circle Media and Disney Interactive on Wednesday launched Circle With Disney, a device that gives parents greater control over the management of their children’s online activities. Circle With Disney provides curated Disney content through a licensing agreement. Paired with a companion iOS app, it allows users to limit and filter content streaming to a variety of devices including tablets, smartphones, gaming consoles and personal computers. The device is now available from Circle for $99.

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All six Star Wars films go digital, headed to iTunes on April 10

Walt Disney on Monday announced a completely digital re-release of the venerable Star Wars series, which will launch as a collection of all six episodes on April 10 through Apple’s iTunes and other outlets.



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Steve Jobs told Disney's Bob Iger about cancer recurrence 30 minutes before Pixar deal

An upcoming book reveals Steve Jobs informed Disney boss Bob Iger in 2006 that his cancer had returned, a secret Iger kept for three years until the information went public.



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Disney expands 'Star Wars' iOS franchise with 'Commander' real-time strategy game

After soft-launching in the Australian iOS App Store nearly two months ago, Disney Interactive’s “Star Wars: Commander” saw wide release on Thursday, bringing real-time strategy “Rebellion vs. Empire” gameplay to Apple’s mobile devices.



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Disney Research’s 3D-printed speakers will soon make toys and games much more noisy and interactive

Disney Research 3D printed speakers
Disney Research, in its never-ending quest to make our menial existences more magical, can now produce 3D printed speakers of any shape. We’re not just talking about a toy with a built-in speaker here — the entire object is a speaker. Curiously, the speakers can also go into the inaudible ultrasonic range, which could be used to track the objects as part of a larger interactive system or game. The fact that the speakers can be any shape allows for some interesting effects, too: You could make a rubber ducky that emits a directional quack from just its mouth, or perhaps a large monster that emits an angry, omnidirectional growl from all over its body.

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