"A buyout offer for Hulu?"
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A buyout offer for Hulu?
It's Wednesday, June 22, 2011, I'm Wilson Tang on CNET.com, and it's time to get loaded.
The Wall Street Journal and CNBC are reporting that Hulu has received an unsolicited offer to buy the company.
Hulu is one of the premier premium video streaming sites on the web and it was started by New Corporation and NBC Universal.
It was later joined by Disney.
The prospective buyer is not google [unk] CNBC,
but analyst expect it to be a major technology company like Microsoft or Amazon.
The big question on everybody's mind is how long will the content providers like NBC or Fox support Hulu if they don't own it anymore.
Mozilla released Firefox 5 yesterday and it's available for more than just Mac and PC.
The new software also works on android phones.
Firefox 5 represents the first product out of Mozilla's new rapid release schedule and packs just a few new features.
On top of general performance increases, Firefox 5
The feature with the most interest to end users maybe the do not track feature, which tells website to stop tracking the user for advertising and any other purposes.
Apple has finally released the latest version of its pro video editing software, Final Cut Pro X. The new software represents a top to bottom rewrite of the venerable editing software, which support for 64-bit
processing Grand Central Dispatch and OpenCL.
All that new power means video editors won't have to wait for video to render instead of effects and transcoding will render in the background.
Final Cut Pro X also unleashes a slew of new editing features like the magnetic time line, auditioning a video clips, and much more.
Long time professional video editors though will be disappointed by the lack of support for take capture and exporting in bits formats.
Apple promises new updates soon.
In more Apple news, after weeks or rumors,
the company quietly unveiled new Time Capsule, wireless storage, and base station, and a new AirPort extreme Wi-Fi base station.
Aside from a price drop for the new Time Capsule, CNET editors and many interweb are hard pressed to find any differences between the new and old devices.
Some are speculating though that hidden features may be activated when Apple releases Mac OS X line.
The FBI seized web-hosting servers from a company called DigitalOne yesterday and may have bumble the operation by shutting down multiple websites
unaffiliated with the rate.
Real estate blog Curbed, food blog eater, bookmarking site, Pinboard, and even Instapaper may have been shut down or parts of their services affected by the seizure.
DigitalOne says that the FBI was only interested in one of its clients and does not know why they took servers of tens of clients.
The FBI has yet to respond the comment.
Finally, AT&T is offering a new unlimited voice text and data plan for just $50 a month.
Don't call the wireless service company just yet though because the offer is only available
for prepaid users.
So, smartphone users are out of luck.
The new plan only works on so called feature phones while prepaid smartphone users are offered tiers of data.
The unlimited plan starts on June 26.
Those are you headlines for today.
I'm Wilson Tang for CNET.com and you just been loaded.