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Around the Web 4.30.09: Disney joins Hulu, TWX spins off AOL, camera shutter is world's fastest

April 30, 2009 | 11:46 am
At 15 cents per megabyte, you may pay more to proofread your own book on a Kindle than you'd spend on a new one. Credit: richardmasoner via Flickr

-- Disney has agreed to join Hulu. Company Town

-- Look for it in May: a search engine that directly answers questions "on-the-fly," instead of spitting out a list of Web pages. BBC

-- Apple is aggressively hiring a team to begin developing computer chips in-house again. WSJ

-- The Kindle can view your own personal documents too, but now it costs 15 cents per megabyte. Gizmodo

-- Sony's Crackle is working to get users to watch long-form content. It's pushing feature-length films on an audience that only sticks around for a few minutes. PaidContent

-- The U.S. needs a plan for responding to cyberattacks, according to scientists and advisers. NYT

-- A camera with a shutter speed of half a billionth of a second debuted. It can take 6 million images in a second. BBC

-- LAT auto columnist Dan Neil reviews the Tesla S. He's the first person outside the company to take it for a spin. LAT

-- "Palm is 'very far along' on a second Pre-like device and currently has plans to put it on the market later this year, possibly as early as the fall, according to TechCrunch.

-- A French blog appears to have hacked into the Twitter admin panel and posted supposed screen shots of its back-end system. Tech Whiz Underground

-- Time Warner will spin off AOL -- a (still) huge internet property with (still) declining ad revenue. LAT

-- As Facebook looks for more funding, various valuation discussions are as much as $3 billion apart. New York Post

-- Chris Lesinski