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[11 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney Interactive Lays Off 700 Employees as Part of Reorganization

As part of a major reorganization of its gaming division, Disney laid off 700 employees at Disney Interactive. This represents nearly 26 percent of its staff.
The layoffs were expected but according to some reports the number of employees affected was still staggering.
This latest round of layoffs within Disney were the result of a decision to combine Disney’s mobile gaming division and social games, in addition to the decision to scale back development of all game types.
Disney has said they are now going to rely on outside licensing for most games.
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[7 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney Interactive Studios Strikes Video Deal with YouTube

Disney and YouTube announced an exciting new partnership today that will bring new Disney content to the internet in a new way. The two companies announced the launch of a new co-branded YouTube channel on Disney.com and YouTube, which will feature family-friendly original series.
The partnership comes as part of YouTube’s new original content plan. On October 29, the company announced that the site will be launching dozens of new channels with original content, with help from high-profile entertainers such as Amy Poehler and Jay-Z.
“With online video consumption exploding and YouTube …