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Google Mary Blair doodle honors legendary animator

Google Mary Blair doodle honors legendary animator

Though this particular Google doodle doesn't necessarily do anything all that fantastic when it comes to Web 2.0, it was and continues to be the utterly engaging artwork that Mary Blair had mastery over that continues to be the center point on this, the 100th year since she was born to this earth. If you don't recognize the style of the work that Google has replicated here, you'll certainly know the background illustrations from these classic Disney films: "Cinderella," "Peter Pan," and "Alice in Wonderland." Once again Google hits on a reminder of what was certainly a gift from beyond in this lovely artist.

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Hulu sale cancelled altogether

Hulu sale cancelled altogether

For those of you following the sale of Hulu - oh wait, you didn't know Hulu was for sale? Well it was, not it isn't. Follow us for a minute or two as we run down the path from original sale to bidders to bidders dropping out to Hulu just saying "fine, forget about it, I'll just keep to myself!" It's all very dramatic. It all started back in June when Hulu was rumored to be putting themselves up for sale with Yahoo! tipped as a bidder.

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Disney Partners with Microsoft to bring Theme Park to Xbox

Disney Partners with Microsoft to bring Theme Park to Xbox

Now anyone in the world can visit the Walt Disney theme park, even if it is only in the virtual world. At E3 this morning, the new Disneyland Adventures release was confirmed for the Kinect. It is a children’s themed title that appears to be a collection of mini-games based on the real world theme park. Even though it is cartoony and geared at younger audiences, it looks like anyone who enjoys the Disney theme for a casual gaming experience should like this game.

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Disney grabs Rocket Pack HTML5 game engine specialists [Video]

Disney grabs Rocket Pack HTML5 game engine specialists [Video]

Disney has snapped up game engine developer Rocket Pack, whose plugin-free browser-based HTML5 system allows for easy coding with just JavaScript and CSS. According to TechCrunch the terms of the deal have not been made public, though Rocket Pack are believed to have been scooped for between $10m and $20m; Disney's interest likely stems from the potential flexibility in creating cross-platform, install-free games that don't need App Store approval to be distributed.

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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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