Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, To Hit One Billion
An article posted on Geek Tyrant says the summer block buster, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Will earn an estimated One Billion Dollars today. According to the article, this will be one of only eight films ever to earn over a billion dollars and the second “Pirates” movie to achieve such success.
Google in Preliminary talks to buy Hulu
Yesterday, the L.A. Times Business Blog reported anonymous sources claim that internet video giant, Hulu.com has begun meeting with potential buyers including Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo to spark interest in a potential sale. According to the article:
The technology heavyweights are seeking to capitalize on the widespread popularity of online video and position themselves to reach the growing number of viewers who watch television shows, movies and short videos on computers, mobile devices and Internet-connected television sets. Hulu’s rights to the current season’s TV shows have drawn interest from Google and Yahoo, in part because these popular programs have attracted more than 600 advertisers — including such major brands as McDonald’s, Johnson & Johnson and Toyota. Indeed, the site expects to bring in $500 million in revenue this year from advertising and proceeds from its Hulu Plus subscription service.
The article went on to say that Hulu’s,
Key to all three potential suitors are Hulu’s licensing deals for popular TV shows such as “Glee,” “Modern Family” and Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” The lure of these top-rated programs quickly vaulted the 3-year-old service to among the top destinations for online video, with some 28 million monthly viewers, according to the measurement firm comScore.
As of the time of the article all companies had declined to comment on the possible sale.
God Loves this Squirrel!
okay, not exactly news, but in the very un-likely event there is a supreme creator of the universe, then he fucking loves this squirrel. Watch this amazing (hopefully true) video of a squirrel and his/her near death experience on a race track. Video posted by youtube user unorthodoxsurplus. Witnesses to the event later reported seeing the squirrel at a local convenience store purchasing several dozen lottery tickets…