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Hulu considers IPO after sale falls through

Hulu considers IPO after sale falls through

Though Hulu's owners and directors weren't satisfied with bids from big players like Yahoo, DirecTV and Amazon and ended up scrapping their plans to sell the company, that doesn't mean they're resting on their laurels. The various figures in control of Hulu are considering an initial public offering, putting the three-year-old company in direct competition with other premium video services. Hulu tried an IPO last year when it was evaluated at $2 billion, but plans fell through.

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Hulu sale cancelled altogether

Hulu sale cancelled altogether

For those of you following the sale of Hulu - oh wait, you didn't know Hulu was for sale? Well it was, not it isn't. Follow us for a minute or two as we run down the path from original sale to bidders to bidders dropping out to Hulu just saying "fine, forget about it, I'll just keep to myself!" It's all very dramatic. It all started back in June when Hulu was rumored to be putting themselves up for sale with Yahoo! tipped as a bidder.

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Hulu sale could fall through after low-ball bids amidst other issues

Hulu sale could fall through after low-ball bids amidst other issues

The Hulu sale may be at risk amidst recent developments, including low-ball bids, a lack of commitment to sell by Hulu's owners, and digital rights complications. The premium online video service is a joint venture between content providers Fox, Disney, and NBC Universal and has so far seen interest from Yahoo, Google, Amazon, DirecTV, and Dish Network among others.

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Netgear NeoTV turns your HDTV smart

Netgear NeoTV turns your HDTV smart

Netgear is taking on Apple TV, Roku and others with its new NeoTV streaming player, a compact set-top box packing integrated WiFi b/g/n and capable of funneling 1080p Full HD content to your TV. Billed as a straightforward way of making your dumb TV smart, when the $79.99 streamer goes on sale later this month it will offer over 100 "internet channels" including Netflix, Vudu HD, YouTube, Pandora and Vimeo, as well as social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

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Google willing to spend big on Hulu

Google willing to spend big on Hulu

Google apparently really wants to buy premium video site Hulu. According to AllThingsD, sources familiar with the situation suggest that Google is willing to spend big for Hulu, proposing an acquisition that's much larger in scale than what's been offered by the other contenders. Google also seems to be asking for a lot more than what Hulu has put on the table.

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DirecTV drops out of Hulu bid, Starz wanted Netflix to charge more

DirecTV drops out of Hulu bid, Starz wanted Netflix to charge more

With all the stuff going on with IFA last week it was easy to miss out on some interesting developments in the streaming media world. Certainly, the two companies that most of us know in streaming media are Netflix and Hulu. Apparently the sale of Hulu has lost one of the key bidders, and honestly the one I was hoping to see come out on top. DirecTV has dropped out of the bidding after being the lowest bidder in the last round reports VentureBeat.

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Hulu program guide accused of infringing Rovi Corp patents

Hulu program guide accused of infringing Rovi Corp patents

Hulu has been in the news lately with rumors swirling of some of the biggest names in the tech world eyeing the purchase of the video streaming site. Perhaps the most cash rich name in the rumored purchase hat is Apple. Hulu has now been accused of patent infringement by Rovi Corp. Rovi alleges that the program guide on Hulu infringes on its patents.

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