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Disney Buys Kids Social Network Togetherville

Disney Buys Kids Social Network Togetherville

Disney has bought social network Togetherville today for an undisclosed amount. Disney is combining the popularity of social networks with its popularity amongst kids. Togetherville operates just like other social networking sites and uses Facebook to enable connections, but the target users are kids aged 10 and under.

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The Daily Slash: January 27 2011

The Daily Slash: January 27 2011

Begin your journey today in a Don Reisinger column that even I agree with: More Action And Fewer Cutscenes In Video Games, Please. Then behold, as it's the day of the NGP: 3G and WiFi-only, trailer revealed [Video], 82-strong NGP studio support list, Sony PlayStation Suite & PS Store for Android gaming, and XPERIA Play vs Sony NGP (PSP 2) ULTIMATE SMACKDOWN! PLUS a bonus peek at the Play, and another battle between Samsung Galaxy S 2 vs Galaxy Tab 2! And a bonus tidbit of possible bad news along the lines of Notion Ink Customer Service - no stalls!

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Extreme Design Legacy of the River TRON-Themed Room in Ice Hotel is Awesome [Video]

Extreme Design Legacy of the River TRON-Themed Room in Ice Hotel is Awesome [Video]

If you're a TRON fan, then you've probably been pretty happy with the TRON-themed accessories that have been released the last few months. You may have even given some serious thought into buying your own light cycle (we can't blame you). But, if you didn't want to spend the money to race around your city on one, maybe you'd prefer to stay in a room designed specifically to look like it was removed from the TRON world, and shoved into an ice hotel.

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Daft Punk Tron Legacy Headphones Released by Monster & Disney

Daft Punk Tron Legacy Headphones Released by Monster & Disney

Disney Consumer Products and Monster Cable have teamed up to release a pair of Tron Legacy Daft Punk headphones, and they're just so lovely and fantastic looking it makes my eyes water a little bit. They're part of a series of Tron Legacy themed audio gear and toys being put out by the team. These over-the-ear type headphones have, YES, lights installed so you can feel like you're totally Tron-ing it up while you continue to watch the trailers over and over again, avoiding the books and pieces of silverware that would otherwise be thrown at you because your family members are tired of hearing the same commercial over and over again! Hooray!

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Netflix grab ABC and Disney streaming content

Netflix grab ABC and Disney streaming content

Netflix has announced a new licensing deal with Disney-ABC Television Group, which will see ABC Network, Disney Channel and ABC Family streaming content available to Netflix's subscribers. The deal will include titles such as Grey's Anatomy, Brothers & Sisters and Desperate Housewives, but also include Disney Channel and ABC Family movies such as High School Musical, High School Musical 2 and Camp Rock.

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LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game Landing in Stores May 2011

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game Landing in Stores May 2011

What started as a Star Wars phenomenon, has certainly grown. There are now LEGO-themed video games for franchises like Indiana Jones, Batman, and even Rock Band. There's even a future update to the Star Wars line-up coming in February of 2011, based on the Clone Wars story arch. And now another successful franchise is about to get the block rework, as Disney has formally announced that the latest LEGO game from TT Games, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game will be hitting retail shelves next year.

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Gowalla Disney deal announced as the Magic Kingdom checks-in

Gowalla Disney deal announced as the Magic Kingdom checks-in

Gowalla has inked a deal with Disney, which will see visitors to Disney parks able to check-in at over 100 locations across Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California, earning featured stamps as you go. The Gowalla Passport pages will show what's happening at the parks, together with maps, check-in streams and other special items, and each ride or attraction can be automatically tweeted or announced on Facebook.

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Studios Contemplating $30 Option for Viewing Movies at Home Before DVD Launch

Studios Contemplating $30 Option for Viewing Movies at Home Before DVD Launch

After seeing a movie in theaters, some people immediately start counting down the days until they can officially purchase the movie on DVD or in any other media. And while on-demand services, from companies like In Demand, offer up movies "still in theaters," these are usually priced higher than the other movies in their catalog, and don't necessarily count the more popular films. And perhaps that's exactly why some movie studios are contemplating an in-home option for consumers, which would see them charging $30 for viewing a movie before it gets released on DVD.

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