Google Reportedly In Talks To Buy Hulu

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A report Friday from the Los Angeles Times says that Google is in preliminary talks to buy Los Angeles-based Hulu. According to the LA Times--citing "people familiar with the situtation"--Hulu has also been shopped to Microsoft Corp. Hulu has reportedly retained investment banks Morgan Stanley and Guggenheim Partners to shop the firm. hulu google merger acquisition exit video content network

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Hulu Launches Chromecast For iPhone

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Los Angeles-based video streaming site Hulu said Monday that it has launched Hulu Plus for Chromecast on the iPhone, giving the ability for users to control video on their Chromecast connected TVs. Hulu had already been offering up Android and iPad support for the app prior to the new release. Chromecast is Google''s online video streaming service for connected TVs. Hulu has been working with Google to develop its Chromecast apps.

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Apple Bids For Hulu, Says Report

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In the latest rumor swirling around Los Angeles-based video streaming site Hulu , a number of reports last night say that Apple Computer is now bidding for the firm. So far, Hulu apparently has been shopped to Yahoo, AT&T, Microsoft, and Google. hulu apple merger acquisition video content streaming hollywood television

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Hulu Launches Hulu Plus On Chromecast

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Hulu ''s development teams in Santa Monica and Beijing have been busy, and have just launched a new app which makes Hulu Plus available with Chromecast, Google''s online video streaming device. According to Hulu, the new Hulu Plus app on a phone or tablet works with Google''s Chromecast device to allow users to more easily control Hulu Plus on a TV. Hulu said it worked closely with Google on delivering the Chromecast support for its apps.

TVSync’s Open API Uses Video and Audio Recognition Across All Four Screens

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There was an inkling of the changes to be when interactive TV services like NetFlix, Hulu and On Demand debuted as frenemies to traditional TV viewing. Companies like Flingo, Shazam Yahoo, Coincident.TV, Google and Nielsen are all developing their own coding protocals for ACR.

Hulu Rises In Video Rankings

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Hulu , the online video service which is a joint venture of NBC Universal and News Corp., According to comScore's Video Metrix data from February, Hulu climbed into the number 4 position in terms of viewers in the U.S., According to comScore, Hulu served up 332.5

Hulu Gains In Online Video In October

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The latest numbers out of Internet research firm comScore finds that Los Angeles-based Hulu , the online video streaming site, is rising rapidly in traffic, and has just hit 855 million video views, up significantly from the 583 million views it saw in September.

Hulu Gets 1M Votes On Super Bowl Commercials

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Los Angeles-based video site Hulu reports this afternoon that the firm has received more than one million votes in its Super Bowl commercial rankings on its Hulu Adzone , where the firm has posted all of the ads from Sunday's Super Bowl.

FIM, Break Rank In Top Video Properties, Hulu Tops Video Ads

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Online Video Properties, although both were dwarfed by Google's continued dominance of online video via YouTube. In comparison, Google's sites reach 146.2M In the same report, comScore also reported the top 10 video ad properties, based on video ads viewed, saying that Hulu now leads in the number of video ads viewed and video ad impressions, serving up 789.8M Tags: interactive media break video advertising content television youtube google

Why Reed Hastings Should be Applauded for Netflix Split

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Hulu is the leading player for streaming television. Frankly, I’m surprised Netflix doesn’t buy Hulu. It would be like if Microsoft undermined it’s Office franchise by aggressively pursuing a Google Docs like strategy.

REACH | Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Future of Gaming [Live]

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He joined SGN from Fox where he was Vice President of Business Development and worked on the acquisition of MySpace and the launch of Hulu. Tonight starting at 7:00pm PST we will be streaming and bringing you all the action live from Cross Campus in Santa Monica. Make sure to tune in!

The Power of Torso TV (Why Media is Racing to the Middle)

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Netflix, Hulu & HBO Go are coming from the opposite direction – the Head End. ” That is why Hulu has invested so much in building its Hulu Plus subscription service. Hulu announced $500 million to fund new content and Netflix has, for example, resurrected the hit / cult show Arrested Development. This article originally ran on TechCrunch.

Why The Growth Of The Internet Is Driving EdgeCast's Revenues

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Those include quite a few brands you probably recognize, including Twitter, Hulu, Pinterest, EMI, Wordpress, Break.com, and a whole host of other companies.

Why Entrepreneurs & VCs Should Focus on Basecamp, Not the Summit

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Or maybe you’re trying to dramatically change the way TV is consumed, like Boxee or TV advertising works on the Internet, like Hulu. If you look at Hulu and said, “the networks will never enable a strong competitor to broadcast TV you’d need to put your head in the sand.

Why We Need to Elect @EricGarcetti on Tues as Next Mayor of Los Angeles

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Garcetti worked with LegalZoom, ShopZilla, Hulu and others to try and change the tax ordinance to support the emergence of our biggest tech companies in LA city only to be stymied by the head of the office of finance, Antoinette Christovale as outlined in this article.

Why Hulu is the OPEC of Online Video

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The formation of Hulu was defensive – designed to stop another YouTube or Napster from emerging and causing disruption to the TV industry. I have personally always felt a sort of cognitive dissonance regarding Hulu. So it is quite lofty to compare hulu with OPEC.

Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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Surprisingly, Hollywood hasnt played a major role in the formation of new companies, which have tended to be in less glamorous though more lucrative areas like lead-generation and service (with obvious exceptions like JibJab and Hulu, a joint venture of Fox and NBC).

The Future of Television & The Digital Living Room

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But with the introduction of Apple TV, Google TV, the Boxee Box & other initiatives it’s clear that this battle will heat up in 2011. Enter Google. So it is unsurprising to see companies like Sony, Logitech & Intel partner with Google. And then try it on Hulu.

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LA Startup Report 2013 | A Rising Forecast

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Google, Hulu, Riot Games, Demand Media, and many other big name players residing in Silicon Beach, it is no small wonder why many tech startups flock towards the sunny beach-side view.

How I Use Visualization to Drive Creativity

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How much power does Google have due to search? I spent time on istockphoto and Google Images getting the images just right. I did this when I talked about my metaphor that Hulu was like Opec. Creativity.

Learning The Ropes Of Internet Video With Michael Tringe and CreatorUp

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We also have live lab sessions, which we run through Google+ Hangouts, which mirror the school education experience. YouTube has a player which works in Google hangouts, so they can instantly screen your work or your pitch, and you can get instant feedback that way.

FandangoNOW Links Into Vizio's SmartCast

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Vizio's app--which runs on Vizio's various connected television products and also on iOS and Android tablets and mobile devices--also supports VUDU, Hulu, and Google Play Musics & TV. Los Angeles-based movie streaming service FandangoNOW , the recently launched on-demand video service from Fandango, is now included on the VIZIO SmartCast app, the two companies said this morning.

Eight Tech Gadgets To Add To Your Gifts List

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features an interface powered by Google TV, and delivers both the web and streaming. Access your media collection, connect to the Internet, stream video from Hulu, NetFlix, YouTUbe, and more. It's that time of year again; food, shopping, holidays, and more shopping.

MakerSquare Opens Coding School In LA

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The Hack Reactor said that it identified Los Angeles area a key area with growing needs for software engineers, across technology, entertainment and media companies, and also cited the growth of such companies as Microsoft, YouTube, Facebook and Google in the region, along with startups such as Nasty Gal, Hulu, Dollar Shave Club, Tinder and Snapchat.

Interview With CEO Jason Njoku iRoko Partners | Africa’s Netflix Set To Disrupt US TV & Cable Market

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Iroko Patners had , a souring relationship with YouTube, Google Ads Words, Amazon Web Services even though the movie streaming firm had about eight million YouTube streams a month, with a $1 million revenue run-rate in 2011.

Startup Weekend LA | Recap February 2012

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Startup Weekend LA wouldn’t be possible without our amazing sponsors and supporters that include: Hulu, Spire.io, EdgeCast, Idealab, Originate, Factual, Cybercoders, Start Engine, Flow Tab, The Honest Co, Docstoc, Launchpad.la, Trinet, Fortis and Dan Wu along with the Kauffman Foundation and Coloft.

Reflections on 2016: Josh Yguado, Jam City

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During his time leading the company with co-founders Chris DeWolfe and Aber Whitcomb, Jam City�s gaming portfolio has repeatedly dominated the top grossing charts of Apple�s, Google�s and Amazon�s app stores. Among other work there, Josh helped Fox in its acquisition of MySpace, its creation of Hulu and its launch of new television networks. This holiday season, we are sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology community.

The Future of Shopping | Vidzey Interactive Videos

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But instead of hitting pause, opening a new tab, and searching Google, or waiting to be served random ads for things you might be interested in, you’re presented with the option to open a catalog and use a directed link to buy immediately. Imagine it.

MakerSquare Wants to Teach You to Become a Developer in Weeks

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Many technology companies have opened up offices in Los Angeles in the past few years, including Microsoft, YouTube, Facebook and Google. There are also burgeoning startups there, such as Nasty Gal, Hulu, Dollar Shave Club, Tinder and Snapchat.

Interview with Peter Csathy, CREATV Media

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In the creative media side of things, there is an emergence of standalone, OTT services, and we now have more and more standalone video services, such as Hulu, Amazon Prime, NBC, CBS All Access, and on and on. Google has been a media company for quite some time, but you look at Facebook, and you absolutely know they are becoming a media company.

Interview with Rahul Sonnad, Geodelic

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Rahul Sonnad: It runs on iPhone, Google Android, and will be running on a netbook with a major OEM this April, and in the near future you'd expect it to run on HTML alone.

This Week in VC with Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital

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Online video: is Hulu’s inventory really “sold out” as they often claim? Google Analytics vs. Facebook’s new analytics tool. InviteMedia (acquired by Google).

Decoding The Science Behind The Laughs, With Daniel Altman of Laffster

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My partner is ex-Google engineering, who is also a comedian and hosts a pretty popular show every week. Even the best sites don't have people watching lots of video, with the exception of long form content sites like Hulu and the Netflixes of the world.