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The Walt Disney Company is an American diversified multinational mass media corporation. It is commonly referred to as Disney. The headquarters of the company is located at Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, California, United States.

The Walt Disney Company is the largest media conglomerate in the world in terms of revenue. It was founded on October 16, 1923, by Walt and Roy Disney as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio.

Controversy involving Celador International

The Walt Disney Company has been ordered to pay $319 million to Britain's Celador International who created the television game show 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?'. A Los Angeles court has rejected Disney's request for a new trial. Celador International has sued Disney in 2004 alleging that the company had hid some of the show's US profits from Celador.

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Curb Energy Consumption
(Family Features) Water heaters are energy intensive appliances. In fact, they are the second largest energy user in the home, and as they age, they become less efficient, requiring even more energy.

CORRECTION - College Marketing Firm Fluent Adds Five New Team Members
In the news release, "College Marketing Firm Fluent Adds Five New Team Members" issued earlier today by Fluent, we are advised by the company that in the bio for Laura McHugh, it should read "McHugh joins Fluent from holding senior marketing positions at both Liberty Mutual Insurance and The Walt Disney Company

Emaji Appoints Christopher Petzel as President and CEO
Emaji, Inc. (OTC PINK: EMJI) announced today that it has appointed Christopher Petzel as its new President and CEO with an effective date of January 1, 2016.

Make-A-Wish(R) Honors Excellence in Wish Granting at 35th Anniversary Global Conference
PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - October 29, 2015) - Make-A-Wish recently announced the recipients of several awards the organization presented at their 35th Anniversary Global Conference last week in Anaheim, Calif. The wish-granting organization took time to celebrate some of their most passionate and devoted ambassadors as part of their Evening of Excellence awards reception.

Make-A-Wish(R) and Disney(C) Celebrate 100,000 Wishes Together
PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - October 22, 2015) - Make-A-Wish and The Walt Disney Company celebrated the 100,000th Disney-related wish during a special event at Disneyland Resort Wednesday night. Since granting the first wish in 1981 for eight-year-old Frank "Bopsy" Salazar to go to Disneyland®, Make-A-Wish and Disney have worked together to grant wishes for children from all over the world

Digital Entertainment World (February 9-11, 2016) Announces Amex Marketing & Digital Innovator Leslie Berland as First Keynote
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - October 20, 2015) - IDG World Expo and Digital Media Wire today announced that Leslie Berland, Executive Vice President of Global Advertising, Marketing & Digital Partnerships at American Express, has been named as the first keynote speaker at the third annual Digital Entertainment World (DEW) February 9-11, 2016

Playworld Joins P21 to Support 21st Century Learning
Playworld, a leading playground equipment manufacturer committed to saving outdoor unstructured play, has joined P21, the nation's leader advocating for 21st Century learning for all children. By becoming a P21 member, Playworld joins P21's diverse coalition of business community, education leaders and policymakers working together to prepare learners along the entire continuum of learning.

Pixar Animation Studios Licenses NVIDIA Technology for Accelerating Feature Film Production
To accelerate production of its computer-animated feature films and short film content, Pixar Animation Studios is licensing a suite of NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) technologies related to image rendering, the companies announced today.

Silicon Mechanics' COO/CTO Daniel Chow Named to Puget Sound Business Journal's "40 Under 40" List for 2015
Silicon Mechanics, a leading provider of servers, storage and high-performance computing solutions to the world's most innovative organizations, today announced Daniel Chow, the company's COO/CTO, has been named to Puget Sound Business Journal's "40 Under 40" list for 2015, which honors outstanding members of the local business community

Bluebox Founder and CSO to Join Keynote Panel at Managing BYOx Mobility Summit
Bluebox Security®, the mobile app security and management company, today announced that its founder and CSO, Adam Ely, will participate in the opening keynote panel at the Managing BYOx Mobility Summit. The panel will address the changing role of mobile devices and applications in the enterprise

Glassdoor Names Brad Serwin General Counsel
Glassdoor, the fastest growing jobs and recruiting marketplace, today announced Brad Serwin has been named general counsel, responsible for overseeing all legal matters as the company continues its growth within the employment industry and its global expansion into new markets. Serwin brings more than 25 years of legal and operations experience to Glassdoor.

OxySure Systems Named as Supplier of Backup Support, Medical Equipment for Health Services at Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015)
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - June 24, 2015) - Today, the Games Organizing Committee for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015), and medical device innovator OxySure Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: OXYS) ("OxySure") announced that OxySure has become a Champion Partner of the Special Olympics World Games, set to take place July 25-Aug. 2 in Los Angeles.

Falcon's Creative Group Realizes Avengers: Battle of Ultron Attraction at IMG Worlds of Adventure
ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - June 10, 2015) - Falcon's Creative Group is excited about the Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Group's recent unveiling of the 'Avengers: Battle of Ultron' attraction at IMG Worlds of Adventure in Dubai.

Ford Motor Company CEO Mark Fields Elected Chair of the US-China Business Council
The US-China Business Council (USCBC) announced today the election of Ford Motor Company Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields as USCBC chair as well as the election of other officers and board directors.

Sphero Closes $45 Million in Funding
BOULDER, CO--(Marketwired - June 02, 2015) - Sphero, leaders in the Connected Play category, announced today that it has secured an additional $45 million in funding, bringing total funding to $80 million. This investment was led by Mercato Partners; additional investors include a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company and other strategic investors.

Digimarc Enables Visual Recognition on Shazam, One of the World's Most Popular Mobile Apps
Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC) has enabled visual recognition on Shazam's mobile engagement platform. The platform powers one of the world's most popular mobile apps that connects people to the world around them.

Battery on the Go Inc. Files Suit Against Walt Disney Co. Seeking $50 Million in Damages
MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - May 26, 2015) - Battery on the Go Inc., the Miami-based maker of the popular PowerBar® portable battery charger, filed a suit against Walt Disney Co. today in federal court seeking $50 million in damages for illegally using its product name on inferior battery chargers Disney sells in its stores, theme parks and online.

Vestmark Names Tiffany Freitas as Chief Financial Officer
Vestmark, the leading innovator of advisory solutions and wealth management technology, today announced Tiffany Freitas as the new Chief Financial Officer. Freitas is a dynamic financial leader with an impressive track record for growing technology companies and delivering sustained returns. This new executive hire joins as Vestmark continues its tremendous growth trajectory and surpasses over 1

Parks Associates: Multichannel Networks (MCNs) Are Key to Reaching Younger Online Video Viewers
Multichannel networks (MCNs) are part of a new strategy among traditional content companies and studios to reach Millennial video viewers, according to the new report from Parks Associates Webisodes to Multichannel Networks: Future Content Opportunities

Coca-Cola Invites the World to Reach up and Support the Special Olympics World Games 2015 Los Angeles
Business Wire IndiaThis summer, Los Angeles will welcome 7,000 inspirational athletes from 177 different countries to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games. Supporting children and adults with intellectual disabilities, the World Games is the largest sports and humanitarian event on the globe.

Genius Brands International Issues Letter to Shareholders
Genius Brands International (OTCQB: GNUS) issued the following letter to shareholders:

Verimatrix Defines Future of Pay-TV Revenue Security in Latin America at NexTV CEO Summit
IPTV Seminar 2014 -- Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, will feature president Steve Oetegenn as a presenter at the NexTV CEO's Summit Latin America 2014, Nov. 3, 2014 in Miami

Redbox Adds Two Executives to Los Angeles-Based Content Team
Redbox today announced two additions to its content leadership team: T.J. Moffett, vice president of Movies, and Bill West, vice president of Video Games. Both executives will be based in Redbox's Santa Monica office and report to Mike Saksa, Redbox's head of content.

Mark 'Markiplier' Fischbach Joins Red Giant Entertainment's Board of Directors
ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - November 12, 2014) -  Red Giant Entertainment Inc. (OTC: REDG), an innovative Intellectual Property company specializing in high quality characters and content for use in a variety of media and entertainment, is thrilled to announce that Mark Fischbach has joined the Company's Board of Directors.

RR Media Names Tim Richards to Board of Directors
RR Media (NASDAQ: RRST), a leading provider of global digital media services to the broadcast industry, today announced that Tim Richards, a proven and well-respected world expert on media operations and business practices, was named to the Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Storm8 Levels Up Executive Ranks With Game Industry Veterans
Mobile social gaming leader Storm8 today announced the addition of two leaders to its growing executive team. Tim LeTourneau will serve as the company's Chief Creative Officer and Steve Parkis becomes President of Games and Network. Combined, LeTourneau and Parkis bring more than 30 years of game development and management experience to Storm8's leadership team

AccelOps Names Dan Turchin as Chief Product Officer
AccelOps, Inc., the leading IT operations analytics platform for the modern data center, announced today that it has hired Dan Turchin as Chief Product Officer. He will oversee the company's product roadmap and strategy.

Apogee Appoints Multimedia Veteran to Lead Video Division
Apogee, higher education's largest residential network (ResNet) provider, today announced the appointment of Mike Jones as the company's vice president of video solutions. Jones leads strategy, sales, marketing and operations for Apogee's video division

Expedia CTO Joins Apigee Board of Directors
Apigee®, developer of the leading platform for digital acceleration, today announced that Edmond Mesrobian, CTO of Expedia, has joined its board of directors. Mesrobian, a 20-year veteran of the IT industry, will help guide Apigee as it grows to meet demand for APIs and big data predictive analytics in the expanding digital economy.

Euro Disney S.C.A.: Philippe Gas Named General Manager of Shanghai Disney Resort; Tom Wolber, From Walt Disney World Resort, Replacing Him at Euro Disney
Euro Disney S.C.A. today announced the nomination of Tom Wolber to the position of Président of Euro Disney S.A.S., the management company of both Euro Disney S.C.A., the holding company, and Euro Disney Associés S.C.A., the operator of Disneyland® Paris, in replacement of Philippe Gas named General Manager of Shanghai Disney Resort.

Infusion Brands Strengthens Its Executive Management Team
Infusion Brands, Inc., a leading consumer product brand marketing company, operating under the public company As Seen On TV, Inc. (OTCQB: ASTV), today announced two key appointments to its executive management team. Mark Ethier will oversee operations as the company's new President and Chief Operating Officer as well as participate as a Member of the Board of Directors

YouTube Star 'Markiplier' to Host Red Giant Entertainment Panel Presentation at San Diego Comic-Con 2014
Red Giant Entertainment Inc. (OTC: REDG), an innovative Intellectual Property company specializing in high quality characters and content for use in a variety of media and entertainment, is pleased to announce that YouTube star Mark "Markiplier" Fischbach will host its panel presentation in partnership with digital distributor Keenspot at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.

DuPont's Ellen Kullman Reelected Chair of Leading American Business Association Focused on US-China Commercial Relations
The US-China Business Council (USCBC) today announced the reelection of DuPont Chair and Chief Executive Officer Ellen Kullman as USCBC chair as well as the election of other officers and board directors.

HarperCollins to Publish "Facing East" by Jingduan Yang MD With Collaboration by Fashion Icon Norma Kamali, Sold by Agent Alan Morell, Creative Management Partners
Tao Institute of Mind and Body Medicine, in association with Tao of Living LLC, is pleased to announce that their founder, Jingdaun ("JD") Yang, MD, board-certified psychiatrist, has signed with HarperCollins Publishers for his book "Facing East" with collaboration by fashion icon Norma Kamali, sold by agent Alan Morell, Creative Management Partners.

KAR Auction Services Announces Addition of Dr. Huey Antley as Vice President of Marketing Analytics for AFC
KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR), a provider of used and salvage vehicle auction and related services, announced that its business unit Automotive Finance Corporation (AFC) has selected Dr. Huey Antley as its first vice president of marketing analytics.

Intelligent Living Inc. (ILIV) Appoints Mark B. Lucky as Chief Financial Officer
Intelligent Living Inc. (OTC Pink: ILIV) (PINKSHEETS: ILIV) announced the appointment of Mark B. Lucky as their Chief Financial Officer today.

Alfred Angelo Deepens Global Presence
DELRAY BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - May 05, 2014) - Alfred Angelo, America's oldest and largest family-owned and operated bridal company, has increased its presence in Europe by opening new offices in France and The Netherlands, and moving its UK location to a larger facility in Harrogate.

Alfred Angelo Triples Presence in Europe
HARROGATE, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - May 05, 2014) - Alfred Angelo, America's oldest and largest family-owned and operated bridal company, has increased its presence in Europe by opening new offices in France and The Netherlands, and moving its UK location to a larger facility in Harrogate.

Native Advertising Technology Trailblazer, Bidtellect, Appoints Three New Industry Veterans to Executive Team
Bidtellect, a Native Advertising technology and solutions company, today announced the appointment of multiple executive staff. Offering advertisers, agencies and media companies tools and expertise to help meet their Native Advertising and marketing goals, Bidtellect's newest members will help further the company's already explosive growth.

Maria S. Salinas Appointed as Chairwoman of the Board to Succeed Newly Sworn-in SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet
ProAmérica Bank (OTCQB: PMRA) is proud to announce that Founding Organizer/Director Maria S. Salinas was appointed by her fellow Directors to lead the Board as Chairwoman. ProAmérica Bank has been fortunate to have a strong, qualified Board of Directors -- many of whom are founding organizers. Fellow Director Edward P

Agent P: DoofenDASH Now Available for iOS and Android Devices
Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, announced today that Agent P: DoofenDASH, an action-packed endless runner set in the Phineas and Ferb universe, is available for free globally on iOS and Android phones and tablets.

Verimatrix Addresses Multi-Network Video Security Challenges in CASBAA Convention 2013 Sessions
CASBAA Convention 2013 -- Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, today announced a full line-up of sessions at the CASBAA Convention 2013 that address the changing nature of security challenges and highlight the latest strategies to deploy secure hybrid video networks.

Disney, Yahoo!, Google Top List of 100 Most Loved Companies
APCO Insight, the global opinion research consultancy at APCO Worldwide, revealed today its list of the 100 Most Loved Companies. The Walt Disney Company tops the list followed by Yahoo!, Google and Sony respectively.

TTI/Vanguard Adds 4 New Advisory Board Members
TTI/Vanguard (www.ttivanguard.com) announced today 4 new Advisory Board appointments.

Writers' Group Film Corp. Closes Share Exchange Agreement With Amiga Games Inc. and Provides Corporate Update
Writers' Group Film Corp. (OTCQB: WRIT) is pleased to announce the closing of their Share Exchange Agreement (the "Agreement") with Amiga Games Inc. ("AGI"), a company that licenses classic video game libraries and republishes the most popular titles for smartphones, modern game consoles, PCs, and tablets. AGI leverages the intellectual property of Amiga Inc

Squeeze More Fun Out of the Last Week of Summer With Majesco's Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff Available Now
Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of games for the mass market, along with Disney Interactive, announced today that Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff is available now in North America

Kid Brands Appoints Kerry Carr as Chief Financial Officer; Continues to Serve as Chief Operating Officer
Kid Brands, Inc. (NYSE: KID) today announced that the Company has appointed Kerry Carr as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately, replacing James Christl, whose resignation for personal reasons from his position as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer has been accepted by the Company. Ms

US-China Business Council Elects Ellen Kullman, Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of DuPont, as Chair
The US-China Business Council (USCBC) today announced the election of DuPont Chair & CEO Ellen Kullman as USCBC chair as well as the election of other officers and board directors.

CASBAA Thailand in View 2013: Thailand TV Poised for Growth
Asia-Pacific's premier multichannel TV industry association turned the spotlight on the "land of smiles" with CASBAA Thailand in View 2013, recently held on 30 May at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld

Hong Kong's Biggest US Promotion Opens Next Week
"Think Asia, Think Hong Kong," the largest Hong Kong promotion ever launched in the United States, takes place next week in New York and Los Angeles. The US campaign will highlight Hong Kong's advantages for American companies seeking new business opportunities in Asia, particularly the Chinese mainland

MEDIA ADVISORY: Churchill Club Presents 15th Annual Top 10 Tech Trends
What:Churchill Club, Silicon Valley's premier business and technology forum, will host a dinner event on Thursday, May 23, 2013 titled "15th Annual Top 10 Tech Trends

Brown & Brown, Inc. Announces the Election of James S. Hunt to Its Board of Directors
Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO) announced the election of James S. Hunt to Brown & Brown, Inc.'s Board of Directors at its Annual Shareholders' Meeting on May 8. Jim worked with the Walt Disney Company from 1992 until his retirement in 2012. He served most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the global parks and resorts business

This Summer the Boys Are Gonna Do It All in Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff
Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of games for the mass market along with Disney Interactive, announced today that Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff is expected to launch this August

Duck(R) Brand and The Avengers Assemble for New Duck Tape(R) Print
Epic teamwork. Distinct powers. Marvel's legendary Super Heroes are joining forces with America's classic fix-all for the ultimate powerhouse pairing -- "The Avengers" Duck® brand duct tape! The tape combines the mighty force of Captain America, Thor, Hulk and Iron Man with the longtime strength of Duck Tape®, helping to add a heroic twist to repairs, crafting and more.

Audi and Marvel Launch Contest Inviting Fans to Craft Iron Man's Next Adventure in a Crowd-Sourced Digital Comic Book
Audi and Iron Man fans choose Tony Stark's fate and create a final panel to his adventures at www.SteerTheStory.com Participants will have the opportunity to become a Marvel co-creator when they create their own final panel U.S

Earls Restaurants -- Innovative Pioneer Then, Innovative Pioneer Now
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - April 02, 2013) - Earls Restaurants Ltd. has partnered with Vancouver based Invoke, an award-winning digital innovation company, to launch the "Social Menu App", the first time a restaurant menu has been included in a Facebook application. The new, and for now exclusive to Earls, app gives menu items the ultimate interactive treatment.

Veteran Recycling Executive Joins Earth911, Inc. Advisory Board
Earth911, Inc., an Infinity Resources Holdings company (OTCQB: IRHC) (OTCBB: IRHC), welcomed another key industry advisor to its strategic consulting team with the addition of Ed Skernolis, a 40-year veteran of the recycling industry whose legacy includes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Waste Management, Inc., National Recycling Coalition (NRC), and Keep America Beautiful (KAB)

Audi Suits Up to Reprise Its Leading Role in Marvel's Iron Man 3
Audi has joined forces with Disney and Marvel Studios, a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment, LLC for the release of Marvel's Iron Man 3 due in theaters on May 3, 2013. The brand will once again be highlighted throughout the entire film. The Audi R8, R8 Spyder, A8, S5, and Q7 were all featured in the first and second installments.

Ybrant Digital Strengthens its Presence in the APAC Region Appoints Krishna Srinivas as GM, Sales
Ybrant Digital Limited, the leading global digital marketing company today announced the appointment of Krishna Srinivas as General Manager, Sales, for the APAC region. Prior to joining Ybrant Digital, Krishna was Director of Media Solutions, South East Asia for the Walt Disney Company based in Singapore. Ybrant Digital is now expanding its geographical reach to the South East Asian market

DreamWorks Studios and Ford Motor Company Announce Exclusive Partnership for Film Adaptation of Electronic Arts’ ‘Need for Speed’ Video Game

Silicon Valley's Churchill Club Announces Four New Board Members
The Churchill Club, Silicon Valley's premier business and technology forum, today welcomed new board members Jonathan Becher, CMO of SAP; Deep Nishar, senior vice president of products and user experience at LinkedIn; Paul Saffo, managing director of foresight at Discern Analytics; and Chris Stedman, head of venture capital relationship management at SVB Capital

Cloudera Raises $65M to Accelerate Enterprise Growth
Cloudera, the category leader that is setting the standard for Apache Hadoop in the enterprise, today announced it has closed $65 million in a new funding round led by Accel Partners, with support from Greylock Partners, Ignition Partners, In-Q-Tel, and Meritech Capital Partners

Churchill Club Presents the 9th Annual Gadgets Program: What's Hot and What's Not in Consumer Technology
The Churchill Club, Silicon Valley's premier business and technology forum, today announced the 9th annual gadgets program

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