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Around the Web 5.15.09: Hulu numbers, game sales drop and newspaper woes

May 15, 2009 |  2:15 pm
A student at Neumont University gets caught by the photographer at in inopportune moment. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

-- Different measurement firms are coming to astonishingly divergent numbers when it comes to streams on Hulu. NYT

-- Video game sales dropped 17% in April, in spite of recent confidence in the industry. LAT

-- The Wall Street Journal's Martin Peers proclaimed that the NYT has no choice but to sell itself. Silicon Alley Insider

-- Or, the NYT could start charging for content -- which the Executive Editor explained at a staff meeting this week. New York Observer

-- Facebook will begin to "verify" apps, among other things, to spur "quality." VentureBeat

-- At Utah's Neumont University, geeks feel at home -- at the expense of the stereotypical social exploits of college. LAT

-- Chris Lesinski