Rumor: Google Going Big on Hulu Bid

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j814wong

Buy it before Microsoft or Apple buy it!

Google supports Linux as opposed to the other 2!

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Nimrod

Google is a monopoly and kind of disembodies the soul of Linux. Hulu is a website that was using extremely shady methods of tracking people behavior online.

 

They should both go to hell.

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Nimrod

Google is a monopoly and kind of disembodies the soul of Linux. Hulu is a website that was using extremely shady methods of tracking people behavior online.

 

They should both go to hell.

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Holly Golightly

Nooo, Google, whatever you do, do not buy Hulu. That site is simply junk. Just work hard to improve your YouTube service. Plus, with the hole mess with Hulu and Cable service, this can only spell out future disaster. Save the money and invest on YouTube instead. It will most definitely be a more cost-effective solution.

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gmvolk

As long as Yahoo does not get Hulu.  Don't need another musicmatch-like shutdown.  I think an Amazon or Google buyout would keep Hulu alive and growing.  Not sure about Dish.

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xs0u1x

goolu?

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skywyze

If Google gets Hulu, I am assuming the Google TV lockout would end.  I'd definately look into a GTV settop box is they get priced cheaper than a HTPC.

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Eoraptor

Exceedingly unlikely. Comcast bought NBC/Universal specifically with an eye towards breaking up Hulu and charging for Universal (usa/syfy/other) and NBC TV content over the internet. If a massive competitor like Google, which already owns 80% of streaming non-porn video though Youtube, grabs up a major content distribution channel like hulu? Look for all the other hulu providers to back out as quickly as their contracts allow, just as they did to kill Google TV, so that they can squash Google-lu the same way and cling tenaciously to their dead market model.

It's pretty much the same reason Apple has not really made a huge push with Apple TV even with their second generation devices. They saw what happened to Google and have no interest in repeating that in the face of hostile content providers who already do not like putting shows on itunes.

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IIAbeII

You know what I am suprised hasn't happened in a large scale and would like to see?  Content providers that are exclusively on the internet. Youttube is basically one already, they just need actually create some content.

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Eoraptor

Netflix plans on doing this

""Under the deal with independent studio Media Rights Capital, Netflix said "House of Cards"—a political drama to be executive produced by Mr. Fincher and star Kevin Spacey—will begin playing exclusively on Netflix's Internet streaming service late next year.""-WSJ

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Eoraptor

moved

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TerribleToaster

My same fears. Only glimmer of hope is that if Google can get the streaming rights long enough and have it be sucessful enough, content providers wouldn't be able to back out of the market.

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