> Hulu is looking to compete with the Netflix juggernaut by expanding overseas, with Japan as its likely first target. The biggest potential stumbling block? The price of digital rights to U.S. television shows, which are already a hot property across the Pacific. Story.
> Meantime in Japan, a deal between Yahoo Japan and Google for a combined search service has been approved by the country's anti-monopoly commission, the Washington Post reports. Story.
> In a bid to recapture "more frugal" subscribers, DirecTV is speaking the dreaded words "a la carte" as it revamps its basic channel packages for 2011, Reuters reports. Story.
> Another corner heard from on Genachowski's updated net neutrality proposal, as the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) said it was "encouraged" by what they'd read. "We find this to be a good compromise to the complex challenge of how to best regulate the internet through the preservation of important net neutrality principles" the organization said in a statement. News release.
> China Telecom Americas has opened an office on Fifth Avenue in New York City, citing the need for a "fully functional office" in the area to serve various sectors including finance. News release.
> Shoretel is introducing a new fixed mobile convergence (FMC) solution via recently purchased Agito Networks. RoamAnywhere is a SIP-based open standards solution through which customers can access or handoff calls from their smartphone and enterprise WiFi system. Story.
> The UK's Technology Strategy Board will establish five broadband hotspots as testbeds to trial several different broadband business models, reports TechWorld. Story.
And finally... Motorola Mobility is buying home networking provider 4Home in a move that Motorola hopes will allow it to tap into new business segments, particularly residential broadband services. Story.