HULU and BING
What is Hulu?
Slogan: An evil plot to destroy the world. Enjoy.
Hulu is a website that offers commercial-supported streaming video of TV shows and movies at no charge from NBC, Fox and many other networks and studios. Hulu videos are currently offered only to users in the United States . Hulu is a joint venture of NBC Universal and Fox Entertainment Group, Providence Equity Partners, and ABC, Inc. (Disney) also owns a 27% stake in the venture.
Hulu carries shows from networks: NBC, ABC and FOX, Comedy Central, PBS, USA Network, Bravo, Fuel TV, FX, Speed, Sci Fi, Style, Sundance, E!, G4, Versus, A&E, Oxygen and online comedy sources such as Funny Or Die and Onion News Network. Hulu works with PlayOn, which when combined with a PS3, Xbox 360 or certain other devices allows playback of Hulu content on a TV.
An interesting component to their advertising – as an ad comes up on screen the viewer can judge if he likes or dislikes the ad by clicking a button.
Hulu claims it isn't a replacement for anyone's TV, and it poses no threat to cable. Don't believe it. The battle is just getting started. Hulu.com
What is BING?
Bing is Microsoft’s new search service that promises to help customers make better decisions. In comparison to other search engines, Microsoft’s Bing goals are to: deliver great results; deliver a more organized experience; and simplify tasks and provide insight, leading to faster, more confident decisions.
‘Decision Engine’, the new search service would help customers to make better decisions. Bing focuses on key areas: “making a purchase decision, planning a trip, researching a health condition or finding a local business” more efficiently through:
- Reducing the number of wasted clicks (which currently account for 24 percent of clicks)
- Adding structure to the current chaos of search results
- Finding Instant Answers quickly and with only a single click
- Providing organized access to user and expert opinions about products and local businesses