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Meredith Acquires FamilyFun Magazine from Disney Publishing Worldwide

Folio Magazine – 2012-01-04

Meredith Corporation is acquiring the assets of Disney Publishing Worldwide’s FamilyFun. Beginning in March 2012, FamilyFun and its associated special interest publications, as well as Toyhopper...

Disney Set to Acquire A Top Indian Game Developer Indiagames

AllThingsD – 2011-10-06

Disney is close to finalizing the acquisition of Mumbai-based Indiagames, one of the country's leading developers and publishers of online and mobile games, according to sources.

SEC Files Insider Trading Charges in Disney-Marvel Deal

AllThingsD – 2011-08-12

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a California man with insider trading in the run-up to the 2009 Disney-Marvel deal. The SEC says Toby G. Scammell took advantage of his girlfriend,...

Egmont to launch Disney magazine in UK

PrintWeek – 2011-04-18

Customer publisher Egmont is to produce Disney's DYOU magazine for its UK launch.

Disney announces iPad applications

Reuters – 2010-04-02

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co on Thursday said it will offer applications from all of its businesses on Apple Inc's new iPad electronic tablet, offering popular TV shows, video games and...

After Victory Against Disney, Children’s Group Loses Its Lease

New York Times – 2010-03-10

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood was evicted after pressuring the Walt Disney Company into offering refunds to buyers of its Baby Einstein videos.

Yaged to Leave Disney

Publishers Wekly – 2010-02-16

Jonathan Yaged, v-p and U.S. publisher of the Disney Book Group, has been named chief operating...

Disney, Google eye stake in China bus media firm

Reuters – 2010-02-08

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A consortium led by Walt Disney Co is in advanced talks to buy into China's largest in-bus digital media and advertising company, a deal that could offer the U.S....

Disney Completes Marvel Purchase

Publishers Wekly – 2010-01-04

On New Year’s Eve day, Walt Disney’s $4 billion acquisition of Marvel Entertainment was completed.

Disney to Publish 'Little Mermaid' Broadway Companion Book

Playbill via Yahoo! News – 2009-04-02

Michael Lassell's "The Little Mermaid: From the Deep Blue Sea to the Great White Way," a companion book to Disney's latest Broadway musical, will be in stories in late April from Disney Books.

Disney to launch ad-supported channels on YouTube

Reuters – 2009-03-30

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walt Disney and Google's YouTube said on Monday they have reached a pact to offer sports highlights, clips of television shows and other short-form content on the hugely popular...

Disney buys kids website Kerpoof

Reuters – 2009-02-20

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The Walt Disney Company said Thursday it has paid an undisclosed amount for Kerpoof Studios, a creator of online tools that kids can use to make artwork, write...

Disney Plans to Cut Costs and Release Fewer DVDs

New York Times – 2009-02-05

The global slowdown took a toll on DVD and television ad sales, but marketing promotions helped the company avoid dramatic declines at its theme parks.

Disney Publishing Worldwide Names Robert W. Hernandez Senior Vice President & General Manager of Global Magazines ...

Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance – 2009-01-14

NEW YORK----Disney Publishing Worldwide has named Robert W. Hernandez senior vice president & general manager, Global Magazines, effective January 14, 2009. The announcement was made by Russell...

Disney Channel's sales team boost

Media Week – 2009-01-13

LONDON - Disney Channel has created an in-house sales team to forge commercial deals for the channel online and on air.

DQE, Walt Disney Television in content deal

Business Standard India – 2008-12-09

DQ Entertainment (DQE), a Hyderabad-based animation, gaming and entertainment company, has entered into an exclusive content licensing deal with Walt Disney Television International India (WDTVI-...

Slowdown Begins to Show at Stalwart Disney

New York Times – 2008-11-07

Weak results in its movie business and a cooling at domestic theme parks led the Walt Disney Company to report a 13 percent decrease in quarterly income.

Disney Hoping ‘Tinker Bell’ Spreads Fairy Dust on Sales

New York Times – 2008-10-31

The company is trying to turn its Disney Fairies business into a franchise on the scale of Princesses, a line that generates $4 billion a year in sales.

Lurie Joins Disney-Hyperion

Publishers Wekly – 2008-09-30

Stephanie Owens Lurie has been named editorial director of Disney Book Group’s Disney-Hyperion Books imprint, beginning October 22.

Disney puts Pinocchio and Snow White on Blu-ray sales team

International Herald Tribune – 2008-08-27

Disney, like other media companies, is counting on high-definition Blu-ray discs - and companion technology that connects them to the Internet - to reinvigorate its highly profitable home...

ESPN and theme parks help lift profit at Disney

International Herald Tribune – 2008-07-31

Walt Disney, a U.S. media company, said Wednesday that third-quarter profit rose 9 percent as its theme parks withstood the slowing U.S. economy and the ESPN sports network collected more subscriber...

Disney Taps Into Blu-ray’s Interactive Technology

New York Times – 2008-07-14

The Walt Disney Company, along with the broader entertainment industry, is counting on “Sleeping Beauty” to help awaken interest in Blu-ray DVDs.

Disney Interactive Media Group Integration Begins With Long List Of Exec Changes; Handler Retiring

CBS News – 2008-07-10

Major executive changes at the Disney (NYSE: DIS) Interactive Media Group, according to an internal email from Steve Wadsworth that just went out and has been obtained by paidContent. DIMG combines...

Disney.com getting a makeover -- again

International Herald Tribune – 2008-06-26

The effort is the second retrofitting of Disney.com in as many years, reflecting the difficulty the media giant has encountered online and the whiplash-fast pace at which the medium is evolving.

‘Turning Them into Movies Is Just an Added Benefit’: Kingdom Comics at Disney

Publishers Wekly – 2008-06-23

Ahmet Zappa and Christian Beranek are launching a new line of graphic novels at Disney to be distributed via Disney Worldwide Publishing

Disney to Hachette

Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-17

Disney Book Group, Hyperion Books, and Marvel have signed a preliminary agreement to move to the Hachette Book Group for book distribution services. Disney Book Group and Hyperion Books will move...

Disney Interactive Media Group lays off 10 employees

Los Angeles Times – 2012-04-04

Walt Disney Co.'s struggling games group laid off 10 full and part-time employees. The job cuts Tuesday came in Disney Interactive Media Group's games publishing team, which handles distribution,...

English National Opera's new season includes controversial Disney story

Guardian – 2012-04-24

Fictionalised account of animator's life, one of nine new productions and six revivals to be staged by the company, will depict Walt Disney as racist and misogynistA new work by Philip Glass about...

Disney Publishing’s Bobble-Headed American History

Fast Company – 2013-01-14

Let bobble-headed Millard Fillmore and Mo Rocca help your kids learn their history with Disney’s edutainment app “American Presidents: Unofficial Oval Office Scrapbook.” If you...

'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day' goes to the big screen via Disney

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-06-27

Relative unknown Ed Oxenbould will play Alexander, while Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner will be portraying the protagonist's parents.

Hachette to Buy Disney's Hyperion Book Unit

The Wall Street Journal – 2013-07-01

Lagardere's Hachette has agreed to acquire Hyperion, a boutique book publisher best known for publishing Mitch Albom and cookbooks.

Disney developing Artemis Fowl film

The Bookseller – 2013-07-30

The Walt Disney Studios is developing a film adaptation of the first two novels in Eoin Colfer...

Lily James As Cinderella: First Look At 'Downton Abbey' Actress As Live-Action Disney Princess (PHOTO)

The Huffington Post – 2013-09-24

The first glimpse of Lily James as Cinderella is here. The 24-year-old actress is set to star in Disney's live-action adaptation of the classic fairy tale alongside Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham...

Disney's Paper Generators Create Electricity Without Batteries

Fast Company – 2013-10-07

We've all talked about an Internet of things, but there are huge bottlenecks––like the fact that our battery technology is stagnant, and mining all that lithium is horrible for our...

Polaroid Kids Tablet 2 comes loaded with apps from Cartoon Network, Disney and Marvel

Engadget – 2013-11-06

A kid-friendly tablet often isn't enough by itself to keep little tykes happy -- you have to get the content they want, too. Polaroid is counting on this formula to lure parents to its newly...

So, How's Tom Hanks As Walt Disney in 'Saving Mr. Banks'?

The Huffington Post – 2013-11-08

The first time you hear the about the concept of “Saving Mr. Banks,” you might be tempted to turn away. Not because Disney has made a movie that would cast Tom Hanks as Walt Disney. (He's...

Thanks for nothing, Disney: Hollywood helped make the Tea Party

Salon.com – 2013-11-17

Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater and the roots of modern conservatism were aided by an unlikely source — Hollywood

Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Snow Queen' inspires Disney and a children's author

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-02-11

'The Snow Queen' inspired not only Disney's hit musical 'Frozen' but also author Karen Foxlee, who based her critically acclaimed novel 'Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy' on the wintry tale.

Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Snow Queen' inspires Disney and a children's author (+video)

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-02-11

'The Snow Queen' inspired not only Disney's hit musical 'Frozen' but also author Karen Foxlee, who based her critically acclaimed novel 'Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy' on the wintry tale.

Oyster launches children’s vertical, signs Disney deal

The Bookseller – 2014-02-12

US e-books subscription start-up Oyster is rolling out a new children’s vertical this week...

Oyster now offers all-you-can-read children's books, including Disney titles

Engadget – 2014-02-13

Got a kid with an insatiable appetite for books? You may want to sign up for Oyster, then. The subscription e-book service has just launched a children's section, giving young readers all the titles...

Made in Me Launches Me Comics; Adds Disney Titles to Its Offerings

Publishers Weekly – 2014-03-31

The developer of the Me Books picture book app is in expansion mode.

Disney Publishing, Del Rey Doing New Star Wars Novels

Publishers Weekly – 2014-04-28

Disney Publishing Worldwide and Del Rey Books are teaming up to do a new line of Star Wars adult fiction novels. The publishers will be working directly with brand creator, Lucasfilm.

Disney's Frozen Coming to Messaging Apps in Sticker Form

AdWeek – 2014-05-31

Disney's Frozen is coming to messaging apps in sticker form. The animated blockbuster has been merchandised, advertised, digitized—and now there's a licensing deal to bring the...

DPW Debuts Disney Story Central, a Kids' E-book Portal

Publishers Weekly – 2014-07-10

Disney Publishing Worldwide is launching Disney Story Central, an online portal of interactive titles for kids aged 3-7.

Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito of 'Breaking Bad' join cast for Disney's live-action 'Jungle Book'

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-07-30

Walken and Esposito join top-tier actors as CG characters in the upcoming film directed by Jon Favreau.

Amazon’s Fire TV gets MLB.tv, Watch Disney and WWE

GigaOM – 2014-08-04

Fire TV just got a few app updates that target sports fans and kids alike. Amazon’s Fire TV gets MLB.tv, Watch Disney and WWE originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014....

Battle of the film adaptations: Andy Serkis's 'Jungle Book' to come out a year after Disney's

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-08-05

The Warner Brothers film will be released October 16, 2016.

'A Wrinkle in Time' will reportedly be adapted for Disney by 'Frozen' director Jennifer Lee

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-08-07

Lee co-directed and co-wrote the 2013 animated hit 'Frozen.'

Amazon and Disney are fighting, so you can't pre-order 'Guardians of the Galaxy' on Blu-ray

Engadget – 2014-08-09

Neither side has confirmed it, but it looks like Amazon's latest pricing battle (after Warner Bros. and its ongoing battle with book publisher Hachette) is with Disney. That's why you can't pre-order...

UPDATE 1-Amazon stops some Disney movie preorders - WSJ

Reuters – 2014-08-10

NEW YORK, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Amazon.com has halted pre-orders of some Disney movies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, in what appears to be another contract dispute after the online giant...

Amazon stops some Disney movie preorders - WSJ

Reuters – 2014-08-10

NEW YORK, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Amazon.com has halted pre-orders of some Disney movies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, in what appears to be another contract dispute after the online giant...

Some Disney movies unavailable on Amazon in apparent contract dispute

The Guardian – 2014-08-10

Maleficent and Captain America among films affected Online retailer already in dispute with Hachette Book GroupAmazon.com has halted pre-orders of some Disney movies, the Wall Street Journal reported...

An Amazon-Disney Dispute Erupts

The Wall Street Journal – 2014-08-11

Amazon isn't accepting pre-orders of forthcoming Disney DVD and Blu-ray titles including "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "Maleficent," a dispute that echoes an e-book pricing fight with...

UPDATE 2-Amazon stops some Disney movie preorders - WSJ

Reuters – 2014-08-11

NEW YORK, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has halted pre-orders of some Disney movies, the Wall Street Journal reported, in what appears to be another contract dispute after the online retailer...

Amazon stops some Disney movie preorders: WSJ

Reuters – 2014-08-11

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has halted pre-orders of some Disney movies, the Wall Street Journal reported, in what appears to be another contract dispute after the online retailer began a...

Amazon's Latest Target: Walt Disney Co.

Boston.com – 2014-08-11

As Amazon continues its well-publicized battle with Hachette over ebook costs, it has now engaged in a battle with Disney. Miriam Gottfried joins MoneyBeat with Paul Vigna. Photo: AP.

Amazon Halts Disney Movie Preorders

Boston.com – 2014-08-11

Don't mess with Amazon. The retailer is apparently in another contract dispute, this time, with Disney. The Wall Street Journal reports it has stopped accepting pre-orders of some Disney movies like...

Amazon misrepresents Orwell and takes on Disney, as the pricing war intensifies

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-08-12

In a statement about its dispute with publisher Hachette, Amazon cited '1984' author George Orwell – while failing to understand the author's words, critics charged. Meanwhile, Amazon appears to be...

Amazon misrepresents Orwell and takes on Disney, as the pricing war intensifies (+video)

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-08-12

In a statement about its dispute with publisher Hachette, Amazon cited '1984' author George Orwell – while failing to understand the author's words, critics charged. Meanwhile, Amazon appears to be...

Amazon Blocks Captain America, Muppets in Price War With Disney

Advertising Age – 2014-08-11

Amazon.com is taking on Walt Disney Co. and its superheroes in its quest to gain more control over pricing online.Amazon blocked pre-orders of Disney's summer hit movie "Captain America: The Winter...

Nerdist Wants to Create a Larger Network Like a Disney

AdWeek – 2014-08-14

Nerdist has turned from a being pet project of Chris Hardwick into a podcast maker, multi-channel network and online publisher that's expanding into TV and live events. Under the...

Amazon 'stomping on its own feet' in Disney, Hachette e-commerce spats

CBC – 2014-08-15

Amazon's tactics with some of its suppliers in recent months are prompting retail watchers to wonder whether the global e-commerce giant has gone too far in search of the bottom line.

Vice Media sells a 10-percent stake to Disney and Hearst, valuing the company at $2.5B

GigaOM – 2014-08-30

Vice Media has broken off talks with Time Warner about selling a stake in the company to the cable giant, and now it has cut a deal with A&E Networks that values the new-media upstart at $2.4...

Alexander takes family on 'Very Bad Day' in Disney comedy

Yahoo! News – 2014-10-10

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A rogue crocodile, a green baby, a puking Peter Pan and a punching kangaroo are troublesome yet comedic obstacles that befall the Cooper family on a...

Disney's Magic Works Because of Discipline, Belief, Leadership

Advertising Age – 2014-10-27

The Walt Disney Co. was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame this spring as the fifth corporate member, and I talked with John Skipper, president of ESPN and co-chairman of the Disney Media...

Walt Disney's Fascinating WWII-Era Films (NEW BOOK)

The Huffington Post – 2014-11-06

The following is an excerpt from Disney During World War II: How the Walt Disney Studio Contributed to Victory in the War, a book that details the movies, short clips and instructional videos that...

Create Like Nobody's Watching: How An Obscure Marvel Comic Became Disney's Next Big Hero (6)

Fast Company – 2014-11-07

Big Hero 6 was created when Marvel's top brass was focused on X-Men. A decade later, Disney is bringing it back to life.When it was announced last year that the first-ever Marvel property that Disney...

Disney set to launch new Club Penguin, Disney Infinity apps

GigaOM – 2014-11-15

Mobile is driving huge growth for Disney: The company is now the number six mobile games publisher in the world, according to Disney Interactive president James Patiro.

Disney launching Imagicademy, suite of LeapFrog-like learning apps

San Jose Mercury News – 2014-12-04

Disney is launching a new line of learning tools designed to help parents encourage kids 3 to 8 to learn outside of school. Disney Imagicademy begins with a series of mobile apps but will later...

Disney 'used Luxembourg tax deals'

BBC – 2014-12-10

Companies including Disney and Skype have used Luxembourg tax breaks, according to fresh leaks published by investigative journalists.

Disney’s $1 Billion Bet on a Magical Wristband

Wired – 2015-03-10

If you want to imagine how the world will look in just a few years, once our cell phones become the keepers of both our money and identity, skip Silicon Valley and book a ticket to Orlando. Go to...

Parragon expands Disney franchise in US

The Bookseller – 2015-03-19

Bath-based Parragon is expanding its Disney franchise, including books based on the Frozen and Disney Princess brands, into North America. “Parragon has been offering Disney content through their...

Parragon Secures Coloring and Activity License for Key Disney Franchises

Publishers Weekly – 2015-03-18

Starting in January 2016, Parragon will become the licensee for core coloring, sticker, and activity books for many of Disney's key franchises.

Is Disney adapting 'Winnie the Pooh' as a live-action film?

The Christian Science Monitor – 2015-04-04

The studio has recently adapted its animated films 'Cinderella' and 'Sleeping Beauty' as live-action movies.

Is Disney adapting 'Winnie the Pooh' as a live-action film? (+video)

The Christian Science Monitor – 2015-04-05

The studio has recently adapted its animated films 'Cinderella' and 'Sleeping Beauty' as live-action movies.

The right’s big history lie: Reagan, Disney, Vietnam and the war to redefine America

Salon.com – 2015-05-25

The battle over history is the battle to define America's story. This Memorial Day, it is more important than ever

Disney reverses plan to replace tech employees with outsourced workers

Los Angeles Times – 2015-06-18

Disney has canceled recent plans to replace employees in 30 technology positions with workers from an agency known for outsourcing jobs to immigrants on temporary work visas.

Box office: Disney Pixar feeling joy as 'Inside Out' opens big

Los Angeles Times – 2015-06-20

There's little question what the dominant emotion at Disney and Pixar will be this weekend as their latest animated offering, "Inside Out," led the Friday box office with a take of $34.2 million.

Friday's TV Highlights: 'Teen Beach 2' on the Disney Channel

Los Angeles Times – 2015-06-26

Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes

For $1-billion investment, Disney would be spared Anaheim tax for 30 years

Los Angeles Times – 2015-06-27

A little-known pact that for years has spared Disney from paying entertainment tax on its Anaheim amusement parks may be extended another three decades if the entertainment giant agrees to invest at...

Walt Disney Co. taps Christine McCarthy as new chief financial officer

Los Angeles Times – 2015-07-01

The Walt Disney Co. has tapped Treasurer Christine McCarthy to be its new chief financial officer.

Coming to Disney Stores: 30-minute Playmation demos

Los Angeles Times – 2015-07-07

Later this year, Walt Disney Co. will launch a new line of smart toys, called Playmation, that relies on a system of interconnected devices to put users in the middle of the action.

Disney happy over deal with Anaheim; mayor, not so much

Los Angeles Times – 2015-07-09

A few days ago, Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait was holding hands with the Dalai Lama on the Tibetan leader's 80th birthday. Just past midnight Wednesday, Tait was in far from a happy state - let alone the...

What's new at Shanghai Disney? A look at rides, coasters and shows

Los Angeles Times – 2015-07-15

What's new at Shanghai Disney? Here are some highlights from Wednesday's press event in Shanghai, where Disney chairman and chief executive Bob Iger revealed a massive scale model of the $5.5 billion...

Shanghai Disney theme park trading Main Street for the Garden of the Twelve Friends

Los Angeles Times – 2015-07-15

Walt Disney Co. will roll out attractions based on "Star Wars" and Marvel superheroes at its new Shanghai theme park when the $5.5-billion facility opens next year, Chairman and Chief Executive Bob...

Friday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Descendants' on Disney

Los Angeles Times – 2015-07-31

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5 Crazy New Ideas Out Of Disney Research

Fast Company – 2015-08-07

A taste of the future in animation, motion capture, and 3-D printing, from five new papers published by Disney Research.Leading up to this year's Siggraph conference—the biggest event of the year...

John Culhane dies at 81; Disney animation historian inspired Mr. Snoops character

Los Angeles Times – 2015-08-08

When 17-year-old John Culhane and three friends motored west from Rockford, Ill., in 1951, it was for much the same reason as legions before them: Someone had a friend who had a friend who knew...

'Finding Dory,' 'Moana,' 'Toy Story 4' among projects discussed at Disney's D23

Los Angeles Times – 2015-08-15

The Rock is getting his own Disney fairy tale, Pixar is getting its first Latino protagonist and "Toy Story 4" and "Finding Dory" are getting off the ground.

Want to be a Disney Imagineer? D23 offers some tips and secrets

Los Angeles Times – 2015-08-16

Retired head of Imagineering Marty Sklar had advice on Saturday morning at the D23 Expo for aspiring theme park designers: Prepare to fail. 

Disney reveals plans for 'Toy Story Land' and 'Avatar' and more 'Star Wars'

Los Angeles Times – 2015-08-16

More "Star Wars" (yes more). More "Toy Story." Lots of "Avatar." A little bit of "Iron Man." That was the take-away from Disney's discussion of the its parks and resorts at the D23 Expo today. 

A 'jaw-dropping' new world of 'Star Wars' is heading to Disney parks

Los Angeles Times – 2015-08-16

A galaxy far, far away is coming to the happiest place on Earth. Walt Disney Co. announced Saturday that it will create 14-acre "Star Wars"-themed areas for Disneyland in Anaheim and Disney's...

An eclectic mix of shorts from Disney: 'Paperman,' 'Get a Horse' and more

Los Angeles Times – 2015-08-16

Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Film Collection

Disney using the force of unboxing videos to hype Star Wars merchandise

Los Angeles Times – 2015-08-26

Long ago in a galaxy not so far away, selling toys was a lot simpler. Put a commercial on TV. Lure shoppers to Toys R Us.

Dean Jones dies at 84; durable star of Disney family films

Los Angeles Times – 2015-09-03

In 1970, Dean Jones was a star in Hollywood and also on Broadway in two very different genres.

'Star Wars' sections of 2 Disney parks will break ground in 2016

Los Angeles Times – 2015-09-11

Walt Disney Co. will break ground on "Star Wars"-themed lands at Disneyland and one of its Florida theme parks in 2016, Chief Operating Officer Thomas Staggs said Thursday.

Walt Disney -- hero or villain? A PBS documentary tries for a balanced portrait

Los Angeles Times – 2015-09-11

Nearly 50 years after his death, Walt Disney remains a divisive figure. That 20-foot berm separating Disneyland visitors from the messy realities of the outside world might as well be the wall that...

Disney hires Cindy Davis, John Frelinghuysen for newly created exec roles

Los Angeles Times – 2015-09-15

Disney-ABC Television Group said Tuesday it has tapped Wal-Mart executive Cindy Davis and AOL alum John Frelinghuysen as senior executives for newly created roles at the company.

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