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Topic: Disney

Priceline founder targets Apple's iPad in second patent lawsuit

04/26/2011, 11:04 am

Walker Digital, founder of travel site Priceline.com, has filed its second patent infringement suit against Apple, taking aim at the iPad and a digital media application available for download on its App Store.

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Despite opposition, Apple CEO Steve Jobs re-elected to Disney's board

03/23/2011, 01:03 pm

Investors in the Walt Disney Co. voted to re-elect Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs to the company's board of directors on Wednesday, going against the advisement of a prominent federation of labor unions.

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Labor union votes against Steve Jobs' reelection to Disney board

03/22/2011, 02:03 am

A prominent federation of labor unions has voted against the reelection of Steve Jobs to the board of directors of the Walt Disney Co., while an influential shareholder advisory firm has questioned whether Jobs is fit to remain on the company's board.

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Steve Jobs expected to stay on Disney board during leave from Apple

01/18/2011, 04:01 pm

Despite health issues that will keep him from his day-to-day operations at Apple, Steve Jobs will reportedly remain on the board of directors at the Walt Disney Co.

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Time Warner CEO says Apple 99-cent rental model 'jeopardizes' sales

09/29/2010, 09:09 pm

Time Warner chief executive Jeff Bewkes has warned other media execs that low cost rentals from Apple threaten sales of TV shows to branded networks.

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US Department of Justice orders Apple to end anticompetitive deals

09/24/2010, 08:09 pm

Apple and five other major Silicon Valley companies have settled with the U.S. Department of Justice after an investigation into agreements made between competitors to prevent the poaching of each other's workers.

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Apple, Google may settle in US antitrust probe of anti-poaching deals

09/17/2010, 11:09 am

Apple, Google and other technology companies are said to be in negotiations with the U.S. Department of Justice for a potential settlement regarding an antitrust investigation of anti-poaching agreements.

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Fox, ABC agree to give Apple 99-cent TV rentals

09/01/2010, 01:09 am

Apple has reached an agreement with both News Corp. and Walt Disney to allow 99-cent rentals of Fox and ABC TV shows through iTunes, according to a new report.

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Apple executives dodge data center, FaceTime questions in earnings call

07/20/2010, 08:07 pm

As usual, Apple's executives kept close to a carefully prepared script on the company's stellar financial results, being careful not to reveal too much about the company's future plans, including its data center cloud services and broader open support for FaceTime video calling.

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Disney executive praises potential of Apple iPad

02/10/2010, 08:02 am

Calling the iPad a "game changer," Walt Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger revealed Tuesday that his company has big plans for Apple's device, including interactive TV, games, applications and comic books.

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Apple's TV subscription plan gains potential partners in CBS, Disney

12/21/2009, 08:12 pm

Both CBS Corp. and Walt Disney Co. have shown interest in offering content for Apple's TV subscription proposal slated for roll out sometime in 2010.

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Comcast's NBC deal could be roadblock for Apple's subscription hopes

12/06/2009, 10:12 am

While Apple is rumored to be working with TV networks on a subscription plan for shows on iTunes, Comcast's intent to purchase NBC could prevent such a deal with one of the big four U.S. broadcast networks.

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Steve Jobs to stand for re-election to Disney's board

01/19/2009, 02:01 pm

Although complicated health issues have forced Steve Jobs into a 6 month leave from Apple, he's seemingly confident in his ability to serve on Disney's Board of Directors, where he'll be standing for reelection come March.

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iTunes sells 200 million TV shows, adds new HD TV lineup

10/16/2008, 09:10 am

Apple announced Thursday that all four of the major US television networks are offering primetime programs in high definition on the iTunes Store, which has become the world's most popular online TV service with over 200 million episodes sold, including more than one million HD episodes purchased since last month.

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iPhone ramp delay; iTunes movies for UK & Canada; WTO complaint

05/29/2008, 11:05 am

One analyst has tied an Infineon profit warning to "delays" with Apple's 3G iPhone ramp. Meanwhile, the UK and Canadian versions of the iTunes Store will soon serve up feature films. And Apple is among a handful of US companies who've filed a grievance with the WTO over steep European tariffs.

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Apple launches TV programming on iTunes Store France

05/29/2008, 08:05 am

Apple announced Thursday that hit television programming from France's top networks including TF1, France Televisions, Arte, Mediatoon's Dargaud TV and Dupuis TV, along with hit US shows from The Walt Disney Company and MTV Networks is now available on the iTunes Store in France.

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iTunes France TV job; .Mac refresh rumor; NYC shortages return

05/09/2008, 06:05 pm

Apple is hiring for an iTunes TV show manager in France, confirming an upcoming rollout. Also, rumors have surfaced of a .Mac update to match new iPhone software; shortages of the device have returned to New York City; and mentions of free AT&T Wi-Fi have disappeared once again from the carrier's web pages.

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NBC at iTunes UK; Caris and Piper outlooks; new '3G iPhone' photo

05/06/2008, 06:05 pm

NBC has tentatively dipped its toes back into iTunes' waters. Also, Caris & Company has raised its estimates for Apple; Piper Jaffray sees Vodafone as having no iPhone exclusives; iTunes France may be the next to have a full-fledged video store; and yet another alleged 3G iPhone photo has appeared at AppleInsider's door.

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iTunes makes $570m; Austria iPhone date; Japan iPod investigation

03/12/2008, 06:03 pm

Apple's iTunes media store drew in more than half a billion dollars across 2007 and is a small profit machine for Disney, say new estimates. Also, Austria may learn deals of its iPhone launch this week, and Japan is investigating an iPod nano breakdown.

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Netflix and LG to make a run at Apple TV and iTunes

01/03/2008, 02:01 pm

Netflix, the world's largest online movie rental service, and electronics maker LG said Thursday they have joined forces to develop a set-top box for consumers to stream movies and other programming directly from the Internet to HDTVs -- bypassing the need to use a personal computer.

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