Disney Online Acquires Sites From Kaboose


North Hollywood-based Disney Online , the online publishing arm of Disney Interactive Media Group, announced this morning that it has acquired a number of assets from Canadian firm Kaboose, in a deal worth approximately $18.4M. Disney said that it is acquiring Kaboose.com , Babyzone.com , AmazingMoms.com , Funschool.com , and Zeeks.com from Kaboose, to integrate into its lineup of web sites.

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Disney Online Launches Tweener Site


North Hollywood-based Disney Online said Friday that it has rolled out a new site, DisneyXD , targeted at the "tween" market. The Disney unit said that the online and mobile site would target kids and tween boys with action-based games, full length video, music, sports, and other similar themes. The new web site is tied into Disney's rollout of Disney XD, a new basic cable channel.

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Geni Adds Follow Feature


Taking a clue from Twitter, North Hollywood-based Geni , the family history and tree site, said Thursday that it has added a new "Follow" feature to the site.

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Car Harmony Takes On Car Financing With Self Service Tool


The company said that it is partnering with auto finance provider Westlake Financial Services, which lets users adjust down payments, monthly payments, contract terms, and more on any car listed on the site--short cutting the usually long process at traditional dealerships. The service is owned by Hankey Group, which owns North Hollywood Toyota, Midway Car Rental, plus Westlake Financial Services.

Disney Completes Kaboose Buy


North Hollywood-based Disney Online announced today that the firm has completed its purchase of a number of web sites from Kaboose, including Kaboose.com, BabyZone.com, AmazingMoms.com, and ParentZone.com. The acquisitions, which were first announced in April, will become part of a new division the firm is calling Disney Online Mom and Family Portfolio. Disney had earlier said that the deal was worth approximately $18.4M.