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DirecTV Says It’s Kicking Hulu’s Tires, Too

Add one more company sniffing around Hulu: DirecTV confirmed today, during its earnings call, that it is looking at Hulu, too (or, as some outlets might like to put it, “in early talks to consider a bid”). As we’ve noted before, this isn’t surprising, and compared to other would-be bidders, the satellite-TV company might make a logical home for the video site (jointly owned by Disney, Comcast and News Corp., which also owns this site.)


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work