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Star Wars Prequels

+ - Disney buying 'Star Wars' maker Lucasfilm for $4.05B->

Submitted by j-turkey
j-turkey (187775) writes "Disney is paying $4.05 billion to buy Lucasfilm Ltd., the production company behind "Star Wars," from its chairman and founder, George Lucas. It's also making a seventh movie in the "Star Wars" series.

The Walt Disney Co. announced the agreement to make the purchase in cash and stock Tuesday. Disney added that "Star Wars Episode 7" is scheduled for release in 2015."

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+ - Netflix chooses Blu-Ray over HD-DVD->

Submitted by j-turkey
j-turkey (187775) writes "According to this story from Reuters, Netflix said on Monday it would exclusively stock Blu-ray high-definition DVDs after a decision by some the world's biggest movie studios in favor of the Sony Corp developed format.

According to emails sent to Netflix subscribers, the existing HD-DVD stock will still be available for renting, but no new titles will be added and replacements will not be ordered."

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The Internet

+ - Servers hosed, World Series ticket sales suspended

Submitted by j-turkey
j-turkey (187775) writes "According to ESPN news, due to unexpected demand, the Colorado Rockies had to suspend World Series Ticket sales today after their hosted servers failed. The Rockies said up to 20,000 tickets would be available for each World Series game in Denver but opted for online sales only, saying that would be the most fair. Within the first 90 minutes of ticket sales, the site (hosted by Irvine, Calif.-based Paciolan Inc) reached over 8.5 million hits. No word yet on when tickets will go back on sale. However, the Rockies are likely under pressure to resume sales as soon as possible, as their home games begin this Saturday."

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