Peter Kafka

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Hulu Launches in Japan

Hulu is up for sale, but it’s not standing still: The Web video joint venture has opened for business in Japan, its first international expansion. The offering there is different from the U.S. in several ways: It’s subscription only, and only offers movies and older TV shows (much like Netflix does). And while CBS has yet to work with Hulu in the U.S., the network is offering its shows in the Japanese version.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald