Office Hours Podcast: Hulu And The Messy Business Of Disrupting Legacy Media

No matter how challenging, if given the choice, Jason Kilar, founder of Hulu and current CEO of WarnerMedia, says he would willingly disrupt the way television and film was distributed, all over again.

Listen to Kilar's account of building a business during the burgeoning days of the internet, the early, tumultuous times at Hulu, his predictions about where media and entertainment are heading — and a missed opportunity he wishes he had captured.

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On Thursday, July 9th, dot.LA entertainment reporter Sam Blake hosted a one-on-one video interview with Steven Galanis, founder and CEO of Cameo, the thriving video platform featuring celebrities and influencers.

"From our estimation we believe that there are two million people in the world that are qualified influencers," said Cameo Founder and CEO Steven Galanis in a conversation with dot.LA's Sam Blake. "And probably more than in any other city on Earth, those people are in Los Angeles."

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  • Open Raven Adds Three Cloud and Security Veterans to its Team
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Kernel, a bioscience company aiming to make the inner workings of the human brain easy to read, announced Thursday it's raised $53 million in a Series C round led by General Catalyst.

Other investors include Khosla Ventures, Eldridge, Manta Ray Ventures, Tiny Blue Dot and Kernel founder and CEO Bryan Johnson, who himself has invested $54 million in the company to date.

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