Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2010’

Disney hooks Playdom in $563M Acquisition

Disney’s slate of family-friendly characters includes epic names like Mickey Mouse, Hannah Montana, and others, but the company isn’t stopping there. Disney is staying that sociable route and today announced it will acquire casual gamemaker Playdom for more than half

Netflix to launch streaming video service in Canada

American online movie rental giant Netflix is coming to Canada, a move that is set to send shockwaves through the country’s entertainment industry. The company already offers more than 17,000 movies and TV shows through its Internet-based Watch Instantly service.

Nominees announced for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group (IMPG) has announced the nominees for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Creative Achivement in Interactive. The nominees for the Emmy Award for Creative Achievement in Interactive Media:

YouTube Wins Summary Judgment in Copyright Battle with Viacom

A judge granted Google’s YouTube motion for summary judgment in Viacom’s copyright lawsuit against the online video giant. Viacom filed a $1 billion suit against YouTube back in March 2007. The original complaint claimed 160,000 unauthorized clips were available on YouTube and those clips