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Disney to bring mobile technology to more parks

businessinsider.com — By Lisa Richwine ANAHEIM, California (Reuters) - The mobile technology that helps Walt Disney Co theme park guests beat lines and pay for Mickey Mouse ears at the company's flagship resort in Florida will expand in some form to other Disney resorts, Chief Operating Officer Tom Staggs said.

Disney to bring mobile technology to more parks

reuters.com — The $1 billion MyMagic+ program features wristbands and a mobile app that let Walt Disney World visitors unlock hotel room doors, pay for food and merchandise, and book dinner reservations or ride times. The technology aims to help people plan trips in advance, move more quickly through the park and personalize visits.

WeChat is Tencent’s ace in online entertainment race

iol.co.za — Beijing/Los Angeles - In a multi-billion-dollar dogfight with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd for leadership in China's online entertainment market, mobile messaging app WeChat is Tencent Holdings Ltd's trump card. The wildly popular app allows Tencent to channel 500 million monthly active users to its entertainment services, a huge consumer base for subscriptions or marketing - pay dirt for media and advertising partners.

WeChat is Tencent's ace in China's online entertainment race

reuters.com — The wildly popular app allows Tencent to channel 500 million monthly active users to its entertainment services, a huge consumer base for subscriptions or marketing - pay dirt for media and advertising partners.

WeChat is Tencent's ace in China's online entertainment race

businessinsider.com — By Paul Carsten and Lisa Richwine BEIJING/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In a multi-billion dollar dogfight with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd for leadership in China's online entertainment market, mobile messaging app WeChat is Tencent Holdings Ltd's trump card.

WeChat is Tencent's ace in China's online entertainment race

reuters.com — The wildly popular app allows Tencent to channel 500 million monthly active users to its entertainment services, a huge consumer base for subscriptions or marketing - pay dirt for media and advertising partners.

WeChat is Tencent's ace in China's online entertainment race

dailymail.co.uk — BEIJING/LOS ANGELES, May 13 (Reuters) - In a multi-billion dollar dogfight with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd for leadership in China's online entertainment market, mobile messaging app WeChat is Tencent Holdings Ltd's trump card. The wildly popular app allows Tencent to channel 500 million monthly active users to its entertainment services, a huge consumer base for subscriptions or marketing - pay dirt for media and advertising partners.

Legal battle will not stop slimmed-down TV plans for cord cutters

reuters.com — Walt Disney Co's ESPN has sued to stop Verizon Communications from making its sports channel part of an add-on option for customers of its new Custom TV package, a legal fight that has been the talk of industry conferences and discussions with investors and analysts.

UPDATE 1-Comcast adds kids, voice control features to TV service

reuters.com — By Lisa Richwine CHICAGO May 5 (Reuters) - A new feature on Comcast Corp's pay television service will let parents activate a child-friendly zone that provides access only to age-appropriate shows and movies, the company said on Tuesday.

Comcast adds kids, voice control features to TV service

reuters.com — Comcast and other pay TV providers are adding new features to keep subscribers in the face of competition from online video outlets such as Netflix Inc and Google Inc's YouTube. The Kids Zone will be added to Comcast's X1 operating system within the next few months.
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Feb 19, 2015

Got to write some health news today, as cable companies push into health care. bit.ly/1z0ofvX

Jan 30, 2014

RT @shelbygrad: Is being miserable in LA worse than being miserable somewhere else because of our high expectations? Good @VICE piece http:…

Jan 27, 2014

RT @yzafar: #Cancer patients with higher co-pays are more likely to be non-adherent to oral chemo bit.ly/1dJUX9T #JCO @ASCO #financ…

Jan 27, 2014

#DallasBuyersClub must have the 1st big-screen portrayal of an FDA border inspector. Wondering what FDA thinks of film. Anyone commented?

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