Omar Shamout

Managing Editor

Managing editor Omar Shamout can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @omarshamout.

Phone: 323-549-5225 Extension: 225

Recent Stories

Delivering on News

USC’s incoming media dean, Willow Bay, discusses impact of Donald Trump, social media on journalism

Incoming USC journalism dean, Willow Bay, talks about how to make news in the Trump era.

Soon-Shiong Out as Vice Chair of L.A. Times Parent

Los Angeles Times parent company tronc Inc. is reportedly forcing out its vice chairman and second-largest shareholder, L.A. biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong.

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Making Bigger Deals

Maple Media’s Clark Landry has rooting interest in seeing L.A. tech funding grow beyond seed level

Maple Media’s Clark Landry talks L.A.’s need to build up to bigger venture capital funds.

Basketball Position May Prove Net Gain

Magic Johnson’s executive role with NBA’s Lakers could provide assist to businessman’s ventures.

Benefits of Magic Johnson’s high-profile Lakers job could pass to his business interests.

Snap Inc. IPO Could Come in March

Snap Inc. intends to publicly file for an IPO next week, according to Recode, putting it on track for a March offering.

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Venture Takes Shot With Telemedicine

SnapMD investors check in with $8.5 million to help firm nurse video-streaming consultations.

Funding round gives a shot in the arm to SnapMD’s online doctor consultations.

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Silicon Beach Report Dec. 23: Snapchat Launches Filter Game

Snap Inc.’s Snapchat launches filter game.

Silicon Beach Report Dec. 22: Jaunt Launches VR app for PlayStation

Jaunt Launches VR app for PlayStation.

Disney slate looking picture perfect as studio nears record box office.

A Look Ahead: What’s on the agenda for Los Angeles business in the coming week

While there are still a few more days before 2016 comes to an end, the studio set to take the annual box-office crown has been decided – and its margin is only going to get bigger.

Ares Management Beats 3Q Estimates

Century City’s Ares Management reported a third quarter profit of $43.3 million on Monday, or 43 cents a share, for the period ending Sept. 30.

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