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Apple Inc. (AAPL), with $76.2 billion in cash and securities on its books, is considering making a bid for the Hulu online video service, two people with knowledge of the auction said.
I, for one, use Hulu and sure don't want Apple controlling it.
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Wouldn't that be nice? Maybe they'll lock it into their apple TV, or raise the price because hey, they're apple, it has to be more expensive.
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Apple has considerable clout with just about everyone in the entertainment business. Using these ties, and the oodles of cash Apple is sitting on, this would be a great thing for Hulu users.

I don't know why anyone would think this would translate to higher prices. 1.) Apple would not change the fees for the service (they simply don't need to) 2.) Look at the cost of Apple's other services, namely iTunes Match....it's dirt cheap.
 
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Alright I am going to give an early warning. Please post constructive criticism.
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This would be an interesting purchase. They could integrate it with iTunes, and they could offer Hulu Plus for free on the Apple TV device. It would really beef up their current TV show offerings, and it would fit into their buisness model quite well. (Cloud Music streaming, now TV show streaming)
Edited by AtomicFrost - 7/23/11 at 7:31pm
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Apple can only make Hulu better.
 
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Hulu has several interested companies, including Microsoft, Google and Yahoo!.
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Originally Posted by blupupher View Post
Hulu has several interested companies, including Microsoft, Google and Yahoo!.
Please Google.
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Quote:
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Hulu has several interested companies, including Microsoft, Google and Yahoo!.
I though Microsoft was buying Yahoo heard something about that when bing came out. Not sure if it is true though.
    
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........ Can every company stop buying everything else. I'm sick of everything belonging to 5 companies.

Also if Apple gets it. Goodbye Hulu 360.
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