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Around the Web 2.19.09: Boxee gets Hulu-smacked, university VP ousted by YouTube, a bleaker HP

February 19, 2009 |  9:42 am
Boxee might be down for the count without its content through Hulu. Credit: jonathanhstrauss via Flickr.

-- Google Maps finally passed MapQuest in unique visitors in January. It's a sign of the times.

-- Hulu turns off access to its videos via the Boxee media center software, putting a big dent in Boxee's offerings. Bits

-- The early stages of the digital transition left most San Diego call centers quiet. LAT

-- A University of South Florida associate vice president steps down after security footage of him leaks to YouTube. He was helping a "nearly homeless man" steal a student's bicycle. Wired Campus

-- Next New Networks and Verizon launch 99 Dollar Music Videos, a site that produces cheap online videos to showcase emerging artists. THR

-- HP is hedging its bets in light of the economic downturn, despite optimism just three months ago. LAT

-- Five years to the week after dumping Google as its search provider, Yahoo launches Rich Ads in Search. NYT

-- This week, Google's Android will let app makers charge for their software. Will it yield an easier-to-window-shop Android Market? Gadgetwise

-- Chris Lesinski