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Yahoo Snags DreamWorks-Incubated Mobile Video App Ptch

Ptch, a mobile photo and video editing app that was created by a team spun out of DreamWorks, is shutting down so it can become part of Yahoo, the company told users today (co-founder Ed Leonard was already back at DreamWorks). Over the years, Yahoo has bought various video editing startups, including Jumpcut and more recently Qwiki. Ptch closes down Jan. 2.

Netflix Won’t Let Your Kids Binge (Quite as Much) With “Turbo,” Its Newest Original

The animated show is no “House of Cards.”
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Netflix Links Up With DreamWorks Again for More Kids’ Shows

Dora and Spongebob are gone. Will Shrek be a good substitute?
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Why DreamWorks’ AwesomenessTV Deal Paid Off Big for Hollywood Agency UTA

Hollywood has been trying to figure out Web video for a long time. They got this one right.
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Done Deal! DreamWorks Paying $33 Million, and Maybe Much More, for AwesomenessTV.

It’s the first of the YouTube-hatched video networks to get snapped up by a big media player.
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Rovio Looks Beyond Angry Birds With The Croods, a Movie Tie-In Game

The game, which is slated to arrive March 14, is the latest collaboration with DreamWorks, and another attempt by Rovio to move beyond its hit franchise.
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New Mobile App Vyclone Aims to Remix Social Video From Every Angle

Another social video app aims to disrupt the crowded space with an even more social twist.
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DreamWorks Incubates a Mobile Video Editing App Called Ptch

A team spun off from the studio behind “Shrek” and “Madagascar” wants to make the next Instagram.
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Behind the Scenes at Groupon’s Tech Headquarters as It Prepares to Report First Public Earnings

Groupon is slowly building out its technology prowess in Palo Alto, Calif., 2,000 miles away from its headquarters — one acquisition at a time.
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At CES 2012, 3-D Is Riding Shotgun to “Smart” TVs

3-D isn’t going away — it’s becoming just another check-off feature, as TV sets get “smarter.”
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Netflix Grabs DreamWorks Deal From HBO