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Disney creates streaming video unit for digital future
March 14, 2018 6:13 pm|Comments (0)

[unable to retrieve full-text content]LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co said on Wednesday it had created a new unit for its streaming video and international businesses as the company retools its traditional media operation for a world rapidly embracing online video.
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Walt Disney Makes Two Big Additions to Its Board
December 8, 2017 12:31 am|Comments (0)

Media company Walt Disney on Thursday named Oracle’s chief executive, Safra Catz, and her counterpart at Illumina, Francis A. deSouza, to its board.

Disney said their election would be effective Feb. 1 but it was yet to decide on which committees they would serve on.

The company currently has 12 members on its board, including Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey.

The election of the two new members comes at a time when Disney is said to be in the lead to acquire much of Twenty-First Century Fox’s media empire.

Disney CEO and chairman Bob Iger contemplates on extending his tenure past 2019 to facilitate the integration of Fox’s assets if a deal is completed, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

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7 can’t-miss apps: Nike+, Disney Mix, TuneMoji and more
August 7, 2016 12:15 am|Comments (0)

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With Instagram taking on Snapchat and new information on the rumored headphone jack-less iPhone 7, you may have missed the scoop on some of this week’s best new apps.

Each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps. This week’s list includes Disney’s new messaging app, an app for making your own emoji and a new zombie-themed running game.

Check out the gallery below to see our top picks. If you’re looking for more items to fill up your smartphone, take a look at our last roundup of can’t-miss apps.

Additional reporting by Carmen Triola.  Read more…

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Disney brings ‘Star Wars’ to new ‘Infinity Toy Box’ app
January 26, 2016 10:30 am|Comments (0)

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Disney just rolled out the mobile version of its latest game in its Disney Infinity series.

The company launched Disney Infinity: Toy Box 3.0 on Thursday, the companion app to its console platform. The update marks the first time characters from Star Wars make an appearance in the app.

As with previous versions of the app, Disney Infinity: Toy Box 3.0 is centered on Infinity’s Toy Box experience, which allows players to create their own games using a mashup of characters and environments from Disney franchises

While the console game also has a Play Set mode, which uses physical figurines and offers campaign-based games centered around a single universe, Toy Box is essentially a blank canvas that lets players bring characters from multiple movies together in custom, often intricately designed, levels. Like the console version released earlier this year, the app for Infinity 3.0 features new Star Wars characters and gameplay, along with new characters from Disney, Pixar and Marvel titles. Read more…

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