Hulu, the online TV and movie site launched by NBC Universal and News Corp., is opening to the general public Wednesday. The service offers more than 250 TV series and about 100 feature-length films for free viewing. The ad-supported content will also be available through partner sites such as AOL, Yahoo!, and MSN. More than half of Americans watch online video at least once a month. (Los Angeles Times, free registration)
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