Blockbuster readies Facebook app; Hulu Plus tops 1M subscribers

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> Blockbuster will soon launch an app that gives people the ability to rent and watch movies through Facebook Platform. The Blockbuster app on Facebook is designed to provide Blockbuster customers new forms of discovery and engagement around the Blockbuster digital catalog. The announcement was made at the f8 Developer Conference in San Francisco. Release

> Hulu, the popular online video service which has been put up for sale by its joint owners, now has more than 1 million paying subscribers, Chief Executive Jason Kilar said. Article

> Showtime Networks will let viewers follow online chatter to the premium net's programming and share their instant reactions with the "Showtime Social" app for iPad tablets. Article

> Video search is finally giving way to video discovery and curation. The latest evidence of the trend is the launch of Griddeo, a new site created by video search specialist ClipBlast, which is designed to help organize channels of videos. Article

And finally... A five-year-old girl fishing in a lake near Houston caught a hot-dog eating piranha instead. Article