Section: Company Vibe

Company Vibe: Marvel Entertainment

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Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years.

Marvel’s operations are focused on utilizing its character franchises in licensing, entertainment, publishing and toys. Areas of emphasis include feature films, DVD/home video, consumer products, video games, action figures and role-playing toys, television and promotions.

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Source: Marvel Entertainment Press Releases.

Company Vibe: DC Entertainment

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DC Entertainment is home to iconic brands DC Comics, Vertigo and MAD. The company is charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

Company Vibe: Warner Bros. Animation

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Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing both CG and traditionally animated projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally.

Company Vibe: Atari Interactive Inc.

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The Atari of today is an interactive entertainment production company. As an iconic brand that transcends generations and audiences, the company is globally recognized for its multi-platform, interactive entertainment and licensed products.

Company Vibe: Amazon.com

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Amazon.com, Inc. opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 with the goal of being the “Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online”. Since that time the company has expanded beyond online sales and has become a leading player in tablet devices and providing media content to the world.

Company Vibe: The Blu-ray Disc Association

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The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) is responsible for promoting and developing business opportunities for Blu-ray Disc™ – the BDA’s optical disc format for high definition audio-video and high capacity data software applications.

Company Vibe: iStockphoto

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In just over a decade, iStockphoto has gone from a small photo-sharing site to a premier destination for royalty-free images, illustrations and video and audio files where a file is downloaded every second. Today, iStockphoto has a catalog fast approaching 10 million files, over 7 million members and pays out approximately 1.9 million USD per week in artist royalties.

Company Vibe: Fotolia

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Every day more and more royalty-free stock photos become available online as regular everyday photographers upload their photos to a variety of online stock photo sites. One of the leaders in this new emerging market is a company called Fotolia. Founded in 2005 by Oleg Tscheltzoff, Patrick Chassany and Thibaud Elziere, Fotolia now offers it’s users over 17 million digital images and videos.