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wicked
07-01-2011, 03:11 PM
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Google is reportedly in talks to purchase Hulu, the online video site, according to the L.A. Times (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2011/06/google-in-preliminary-talks-to-buy-hulu-.html).

Hulu began to weigh options regarding a sale after an unsolicited offer last week, though it might not necessarily sell itself. It was earlier reported that Yahoo had approched Hulu, but that rumor has been all but discredited.
According to new sources, who claim to be "familiar with the situation," Hulu is now talking to Google, Yahoo and Microsoft. Hulu's financial advisers, Morgan Stanley and Guggenheim Partners, are setting up meetings with various companies in the tech, media and communications fields, the source also said.

Hulu lets users watch episodes from television shows currently airing, as well as older shows. The site also offers a premium service, Hulu Plus, that lets users watch a greater selection of programming with limited advertising. The site is projected to make $500 million in revenue for 2011, based on advertising and subscription
Buying Hulu would give Google the opportunity to get its hands into more professional content. Hulu currently maintains a number of licensing deals for highly watched programs like Fox's "Glee" and NBC's "The Office." It receives 28 million viewers per month. The L.A. Times reports that new agreements for licensing could require users to prove that they are paying for cable or satellite before receiving access to current shows.



Source: L.A. Times (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2011/06/google-in-preliminary-talks-to-buy-hulu-.html)

cory46
07-01-2011, 03:18 PM
Google isn't pulling any punches. Tried buying skype few months back

I haz interwebz

ben
07-01-2011, 03:53 PM
I would much prefer google to buying them over yahoo or msft... Google has a way of making things streamlined, functional, and free all at the same time.

brandonfish
07-01-2011, 03:56 PM
Googlu?

mikeinrichmond
07-01-2011, 03:56 PM
HuGoo?..lol..

SnowBordinPanda
07-01-2011, 04:07 PM
Goohulu! It would be so cool if it was all free though I doubt it will be. I think Google will do the best job with it. Maybe Microsoft but for sure not Yahoo.

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cory46
07-01-2011, 04:09 PM
Goolu

I haz interwebz

brandonfish
07-01-2011, 04:10 PM
Definitely Gulu! They might be buying it just cause someone thought of Gulu. Done deal.

SnowBordinPanda
07-01-2011, 04:24 PM
Definitely Gulu! They might be buying it just cause someone thought of Gulu. Done deal.

Haha. Yea that's a good name.....Gulu..... I like it!

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Chew DZ
07-09-2011, 12:30 AM
It should be called lugle.

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firefighterguy
07-09-2011, 12:48 AM
It should be called lugle.

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Lmao! We should try and find as many Hulu/Google combos we can come up with. (Which it looks like we are already doing. So here's some)

Googu, Hoogle, Hoogu, Gloogu, Gloogle

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Snow02
07-09-2011, 12:56 AM
HuluG

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