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  • Jack Dorsey Joins Disney’s Board Of Directors

    Jack Dorsey Joins Disney’s Board Of Directors

    The Walt Disney Company just announced that Jack Dorsey (co-founder and CEO of Square, as well co-founder and chairman at Twitter, as if you didn’t know) has joined its board of directors. “Jack Dorsey is a talented entrepreneur who has helped create groundbreaking new businesses in the social media and commerce spaces,” said Disney CEO Robert A. Iger in the release. 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

  • Sometrics Raises $4 Million For Social Analytics And Advertising Platform

    Sometrics Raises $4 Million For Social Analytics And Advertising Platform

    LA-based Sometrics has secured a Series B round of venture capital, led by Walt Disney Company-affiliated Steamboat Ventures and joined by previous investors The Mail Room Fund and Greycroft Partners. In total, $4 million was injected into the fledgling company, we’ve learned. That brings the total invested in the startup to $5.55 million. The first round was raised back in May 2008. It… 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