Rumor: Facebook to strike deal with Hulu?

Facebook's f8 Developers Conference will be held this week and the social networking service may be planning to announce a number of new features and partnerships during the event. A new report from the New York Post claims via unnamed sources that one of those announcements will be Facebook's partnership with the Hulu movie and TV streaming video service. While there are few details, the article speculates that the deal could see a tighter integration between the two companies' services.

Hulu is currently fielding offers for a possible sale of the company. However, according to a new report from Reuters, that sale may not happen after all. The story, again citing unnamed sources, claims that Hulu is dealing with issues pertaining to the rights to the service's TV shows. It's also dealing with the fact that one of the company's bidders, Yahoo, may be taking itself out of the running due to the recent removal of its CEO Carol Bartz.

Earlier this month, rumors hit the Internet that Facebook might also announce a new music service for the web site during the f8 conference. The rumors claim that any music service for the site may not actually offer any songs to purchase or download. Rather, Facebook may open up its web site to third party music providers such as Pandora and Spotify. ZDNet also reports that Facebook may allow its individual users to automatically post their messages to their Twitter account in the very near future, saving some time in the process.

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