As I was finishing up my review of Hulu Plus , Om Malik raised the idea that Hulu might be considering one of the options I planned to suggest: an ad-free version of its new premium subscription service. Turns out the answer is yes — and no. When I asked CEO Jason Kilar by e-mail if an ad-free option was under consideration, he called his comment “theoretical” but didn’t rule out the option for the joint venture of Disney (NYSE: DIS), News Corp (NSDQ: NWS) and NBC Universal. “There’s nothing that prevents us from considering an ad-free version of Hulu Plus,” Kilar wrote.
This is a story of a company that was built in a living room and went on to become a cultural phenomenon. I asked James Hong to come to Mixergy and teach how he and his co-founder, Jim Young, bootstrapped HOTorNOT and what they learned along the way. The FULL program About James Hong James Hong co-founded HOTorNOT , which started as an online photo rating site where users uploaded pictures of themselves and the community voted on each picture. It grew into one of the largest online dating sites.