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Morning Coffee: 05.08.09

South Africa has elected its first polygamous president with Jacob Zuma.  Now, everyone is buzzing about just which one of his three wives will be considered the First Lady.    [BBC]

Oh, the power of social networking.  A young Saudi woman has launched a new online campaign using YouTube, Facebook and Flickr to get Saudis to re-think their ban of female drivers. [New York Times]

With Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes announcing that the company will spin off its AOL division and the outlook for Time Inc. looking meek, Newsweek asks, “Is this officially the end of “Big Media?”  [Newsweek]

Hulu, the US online video service owned by NBC Universal, Fox and Walt Disney, has signed its first batch of content deals with international television producers, the first step towards a full global launch of the service. [Financial Times]

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