Hulu lands on the Xbox; Howcast founder leaves for the Daily Beast

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> Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) CEO Jeff Bewkes had some nice words for Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) during a Q&A session at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York Wednesday. Really. Article

> Add another notch to Hulu's belt. The catch-up TV service officially has rolled out its premium cousin, Hulu Plus, on Microsoft's Xbox... and, it comes bearing gifts: a free week to try it out. Article

> Daniel Blackman, who left Google to start up Howcast, has joined the Daily Beast as chief digital officer. Article

> The battle for subscribers in the Tri-State area around New York is intensifying with Cablevision Systems offering an aggressive triple-play package that's likely to give AT&T and Verizon fits. Article

> Digital headend solutions provider GoBackTV has been acquired by Aurora Networks, as Aurora looks to expand into the cable IPTV market. The financial details between the two privately held companies were not released. Article

> IPTV and cable TV operators are getting another option for bringing live TV and all of its accouterments, including program guides, VOD catalogs and social networking capabilities, to multiple screens. Article

> When Akamai announced during their Q1 earnings call last week that the rate of traffic growth on their network from media and entertainment customers had "moderated" for the second quarter in a row, many on Wall Street were left scratching their head about what's causing the decline. Article

> The report that Osama bin Laden had been killed in Pakistan lit up the Internet on Sunday with Akamai reporting more than 4.1 million page views per second on news websites it tracked. Article

And finally... Raccoons ravage Chicago's lakefront. Article