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  • Disney Is Launching Its Own Startup Accelerator, With Help From Techstars

    Disney Is Launching Its Own Startup Accelerator, With Help From Techstars

    The Walt Disney Company is getting into the startup incubator business with the launch of a new program called the Disney Accelerator. Disney says it’s looking for 10 “early-stage companies with innovative consumer media and entertainment product ideas.” Those startups will receive a $120,000 investment and mentorship from the tech and entertainment industry, as well as… Read More

  • Investment Group Backed By Google, Disney To Buy Into Chinese Bus Media Firm

    Investment Group Backed By Google, Disney To Buy Into Chinese Bus Media Firm

    A consortium of investors led by The Walt Disney Company is currently engaged in advanced talks to invest in Bus Online, China’s leading in-bus digital media and advertising company, sources tell Reuters. The deal, which would provide Disney with a new platform to promote Mickey Mouse in China, is oddly said to involve Google, which is a minority investor in the consortium according to… Read More

  • Disney To Acquire Marvel Entertainment For $4 Billion

    Disney To Acquire Marvel Entertainment For $4 Billion

    The Walt Disney Company has agreed to acquire Marvel Entertainment in a stock and cash transaction, the companies announced this morning. Under the terms of the agreement and based on last week’s closing price of Disney, Marvel shareholders would receive a total of $30 per share in cash plus approximately 0.745 Disney shares for each Marvel share they own. Based on the closing price… Read More

  • Now You Can Avoid Euro Disney In Google Earth, Just Like You Did In Real Earth

    Now You Can Avoid Euro Disney In Google Earth, Just Like You Did In Real Earth

    In 1992, Disney decided to build upon the huge success of its Disneyland and Disney World theme parks by opening Euro Disney in a suburb of Paris. The company had previously licensed its name for a resort abroad just outside Tokyo, but the European version was a more ambitious project being handled by the company. It started out as a nightmare. Simply put, people didn’t go to it. And now… Read More