Online TV service Hulu has been making headlines in recent days for two reasons. First, the company launched new social features using Facebook Connect. “One of the most exciting features we are launching today is the ability to comment on a specific moment in time while watching any video on Hulu, and with one click, instantly share those remarks — and the relevant video moment from the program — on Facebook for all your friends to see,” blogs the company – a feature that goes beyond what’s available through Facebook Connect-enabled music services. Alas, within a few hours, the new features had been suspended after some users found they were being logged in to other people’s accounts. “Once we are certain that the issue has been fully addressed, we will re-launch our Facebook Connect program,” says a follow-up post. In the meantime, Hulu is at the centre of fierce acquisition rumours. The Los Angeles Times claims Google is in preliminary talks to buy the company, while GeekWire suggests that Microsoft is likely to throw its hat in the ring too.
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