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Disney Buys iPhone Game Start-Up Tapulous

Disney has purchased Tapulous, one of the breakout stars of the new iPhone app economy; it’s the company behind several hit games, most notably the “Tap Tap” franchise. TechCrunch says both CEO Bart Decrem and COO Andrew Lacy will stay with Disney; PaidContent says the company will live in the Disney Interactive Media Group. I’ve confirmed the deal with a source familiar with the transaction.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald