Remains of the Day: Hulu hoops
Any potential buyers of TV-streaming site Hulu are going to have to play by its terms, it seems. Elsewhere, Facebook seems to have re-friended Apple, and you’ll soon be able to multitouch your Android phone as much as you want. The remainders for Tuesday, September 27, 2011 are just touched that you thought of them.
Guess Who Made The Highest Bid For Hulu (Business Insider)
Among the bidders vying for video-streaming site Hulu, it seems that the most valuable came from Dish Network. But none of the potential purchasers were apparently willing to offer as much as Hulu wanted—with the conditions that it set. Google offered more than Dish, but it wanted more rights in exchange. That’s Google for you—always standing up for people’s rights!
Page 2: Facebook Integration into iOS 5? (MacRumors)
Is Facebook weaseling its way into iOS 5? Perhaps, according to MacRumors. Seems like Zuckerberg and Co. might get the same level of integration currently offered to Twitter, with the ability to post status updates—along with photos and location information—and to merge contact information. I hear we’ll have to wait until iOS 6 for the much-delayed addition of Orkut.
Speaking of the FB, Mashable says next week’s Apple event will see the much-anticipated launch of Facebook’s iPad app. Really, the Apple connection has been obvious, if you ask me—just look at Apple’s products. FaceTime? MacBook? Eh? Ehhhh?
Apple Denied Trademark for Multi-Touch (MacRumors)
Wuh oh. Apple’s application for a trademark on “Multi-Touch” has been given the big rubber “Rejected” stamp by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Though Apple filed for the term when it announced the original iPhone, but the USPTO’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has denied the request, saying that “multitouch” is just too generic. From now on, it seems, all Apple’s touch-enabled devices will need a new term—might we sugggest Magic Touch?
You don’t know Steve. Not like Fortune does, apparently. The publication is selling an ebook about the former Apple CEO, composed of 17 stories that it printed between 1983 and 2011. And it’s only available on Amazon; just be careful to double check when you make your purchase.