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LOS ANGELES - Disney said Monday that it is buying You­Tube channel operator Maker Studios for at least $500 million as the entertainment giant aims to stay in front of younger audiences who are increasingly watching short videos online.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-24/business-news
Dish, Disney deal envisions Internet TV offer; disables ad-skipping DVR function for 3 days

LOS ANGELES - Dish Network and Disney have reached a landmark deal that envisions the day when Dish will offer a Netflix-like TV service to people who'd rather stream TV over the Internet than put a satellite receiver on their roof.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-04/dish-disney-deal-envisions
Disney launches digital movies app

LOS ANGELES - Disney is launching a digital movies app that allows fans to store movie purchases online and play them back over Apple devices and computers.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-02-25/disney-launches-digital-mo
Factory where fire killed 112 made clothes for Wal-Mart, Sears, other

The garment factory in Bangladesh where 112 people were killed in a fire over the weekend was used by a host of major U.S. and European retailers, an Associated Press reporter discovered Wednesday from clothes and account books left amid the blackened tables and melted sewing machines at Tazreen Fashions Ltd.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-11-28/factory-where-fire-killed-
Disney prepares a toy offensive with 'Infinity'

"Disney Infinity," the ambitious project from the company's interactive division, combines real-life toy figures with virtual worlds.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-08-11/disney-prepares-toy-offens
Apps for babies entertaining, not educational, group says

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood is urging federal regulators to examine the marketing practices of Fisher-Price's "Laugh & Learn" mobile apps and Open Solutions' games.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-08-07/apps-babies-entertaining-n
Annette Funicello dead at 70

...and faith.Funicello died Monday at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif., of complications from MS, the Walt Disney Co. said. She was 70 and had dropped from public view years ago."She really had a tough existence," Avalon said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2013-04-08/annette-funicello-dead-70
Hawaii goes authentic to attract tourists

HONOLULU - Coconut bras aren't Hawaiian. Neither are grass skirts. Tiki bars? They're from California. Now, many resorts in Hawaii are hoping to change those images.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2012-09-13/hawaii-goes-authentic-attract-touri
Mike Bobinski introduced as Georgia Tech's athletic director

Mike Bobinski was introduced Friday as Georgia Tech's athletic director, though he won't move into the job full time until April 1.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/georgia-tech/2013-01-18/mike-bobinski-introd
Angels win Pujols sweepstakes

DALLAS - The three-time NL MVP agreed Thursday to a $254 million, 10-year contract with the Angels, leaving behind a heartbroken fan base in St. Louis.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2011-12-08/angels-win-pujols-sweeps