Ex-Hulu CEO Launches Video Subscription Service to Compete With YouTube (Wired)

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Jason Kilar, the former CEO of video streaming service Hulu, wants to change the way we watch video on the internet. Again.

In an age where internet video stars now have massive reach—achieving more popularity among US teens than mainstream celebrities—Kilar is betting that… [Read more on Wired]

Hulu’s Biggest Advantage Over Netflix (The Motley Fool)

Hulu can benefit from its close relationship with networks … as can the networks. Source: Hulu

Hulu and Netflix aren’t exactly rivals, but the relationship between Hulu’s parent companies — Twenty-First Century Fox, Walt Disney’s ABC, and Comcast’s NBCUniversal — and the competing streaming service is becoming increasingly tense.

That relationship is exemplified in the recent negotiations around… [Read more on The motley Fool]

Can Spotify predict who’s going platinum? (CNBC)

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Now that Spotify has over 50 million people in 58 countries using its online music service, the company is doing its best to tell those listeners which up-and-coming… [Read more on CNBC]

Netflix will not be releasing ratings any time soon, says Ted Sarandos (Mashable)

Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos speaks during the Netflix TCA Press Tour on January 7 in Pasadena, California. Image: Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Netflix

PASADENA, Calif. — Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos is holding a hard line on the streaming network’s stance on viewer metrics. So, no, they won’t be releasing any numbers any time soon.

“There’s no business reason for us to internally or… [Read more on Mashable]