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Hulu launches $19-a-month premium streaming in Japan

Hulu may soon be snapped up in an acquisition, but in the meantime the company is continuing to expand its presence. On Thursday, the streaming video service launched a premium service in Japan that offers full-length movies and complete seasons of TV shows.

Fandor prepares to launch Netflix for the indie crowd

The Internet doesn’t lack for streaming movie services, but Dan Aronson, chief executive of San Francisco startup Fandor, said there’s room for at least one more. His company’s indie movie site is opening to the public in beta test mode today, and he described it as what would happen “if Sundance ran Netflix.”