Last Updated Aug 31, 2007 12:53 PM EDT
Bloggers on Techcrunch were quick to point out that Hulu translates to "butt" in both Indonesian and Malay and "cease" and "desist" in Swahili.
Interesting, but the this tidbit is also newsworthy for more substantive reasons. NBC is pulling its content from Apple's iTunes store. This move follows Universal Music's decision not to renew its contract with the popular site. Techdirt.com explains the reasoning behind the companies' withdrawal from iTunes:
It's no secret that the entertainment companies have been less than thrilled with the power position wielded by Apple with iTunes. They've tried -- and failed -- to force Apple to change its pricing (even though that sounds quite a lot like price fixing) and they generally seem upset that Apple is getting all the credit for revolutionizing the digital music world, while people look on the big entertainment companies as out of step with what Americans want while struggling to hang on to an antiquated business model.If entertainment companies are genuinely concerned about looking like grumpy old men to iTunes hip, young innovator, their latest actions are likely to increase their reputation for being stodgy, old-fashioned, and uninterested in what their customers' actually want. Which isn't good news for the big entertainment companies. Of course it's not good news for Apple either, which will face a significant challenge if more companies choose not to renew their contracts. Nor is it good for consumers who are faced with a fragmented market for video downloads and who will have to spend time going to a variety of sites in search of the content they want.