The Morning Lowdown 12.02.10


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»  Hulu has its eyes on international expansion — particularly Japan — and is willing to take on more investors to get there. [WSJ]

»  The major Hollywood studios think Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) may be rising too quickly and are considering steps to contain the rental service, such as forcing it to accept a longer wait for new titles beyond 28 days. [Reuters]

»  YouTube (NSDQ: GOOG) wants its TV viewers to get into a more comfortable leanback position with personalized channels. [TechCrunch]

»  While everyone awaits the official word of Groupon’s merger with Google, the discount social shopper is expanding its presence in Silicon Valley and in Asia. [Reuters]

»  There are very many reasons to hate News Corp.’s iPad newspaper The Daily: print people reflexively hate web-only publications; web people hate walled-off digital entities that act like print; and it was made specifically for an Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) product, so that brings in everyone else. [NY Observer]

»  Magazine publisher Lagardère SCA is considering selling its international magazine business in order to focus on its French magazine titles. [Bloomberg]

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