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Hulu.com – tv shows and film on the internet, paid by commercials

“Unlike YouTube, the videos here are all legal since this is a joint venture of two major networks – News Corp and NBC Universal. It has entered into partnership with NBA, Warner Bros, NHL, Lionsgate, Television Group and 20 other leading video content providers.

Here’s a teaser of what you can watch at hulu – Arrested Development, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Miami Vice, The Big Lebowski, Me, Myself & Irene, Some Like It Hot, Mulholland Drive and Three Amigos!. Hulu also provides short clips from 150 more TV series like Saturday Night Live and In Living Color as well as 50 additional films such as Napoleon Dynamite, Little Miss Sunshine, Die Hard, Vertigo, and The Mummy.”(from 901am)

In relation see this report as well: Internet video poised for explosive expansion in viewing – from informitv.com

YouTube’s new APIs open the site to external apps

“The company is enthusiastic about the “endless” new video-sharing possibilities, boasting that Electronic Arts has already built video capture and YouTube uploading into its forthcoming game, Spore. The announcement also cites Animoto, a photo slideshow-building service, which now allows users to send their finished products over to YouTube. Finally, TiVo is providing Apple TV-like access for browsing and playing YouTube videos on the living room TV.” – from arstechnica.com

Automattic takes on the Buddypress project

Automattic the creators of WordPress and managers of wordpress.com are taking on the project Buddypress: Making their WordPress MU (mulituser) into a full blown social network platform. Project status is unclear, see also DiSo project.

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