Category Archives: Corporate

Today in Disney History: Capital Cities/ABC acquisition announced by Michael Eisner

Today in 1995 Michael Eisner announced the acquisition of Capital Cities/ABC. With the purchase, the TV station that made Disneyland possible joined the Disney family. So did ESPN, A&E, Lifetime, and a long list of local stations and other media … Continue reading

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Disney’s Bob Iger named 2014 CEO of the Year

It’s an honor that has include such great corporate leaders as Bill Gates, Jack Welch, and Michael Dell in the past. Now Disney’s CEO Bog Iger can add his name to the list of CEO’s of the Year as awarded … Continue reading

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Disney Selects 11 Tech and Media Firms for 1st Startup Accelerator

The Walt Disney Company has finally selected the 11 startup companies that will participate in the first Disney Accelerator, a special mentorship and investment program. The program consists of a fifteen-week immersive program which gives companies access to mentorship from … Continue reading

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Disney sells record 40.9 billion in licensed merchandise in 2013

With properties like Marvel Superheroes, Disney Princesses, Pixar’s Cars, and Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars” the Walt Disney Company rang up a record 40.9 billion in global retail sales in 2013 The sales topped 2012′s $39.4 billion, $37.5 billion, in 2011, and … Continue reading

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Disney Celebrates Earth Month with “Bears”

April is Earth Month, and Disney has a long history of protecting the environment and finding ways to connect families with nature. From Animal Kingdom to conserving resources to reducing environmental impact from everyday business practices, Disney prides itself on … Continue reading

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