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What is Kernel? The Stealth Startup Sony Tapped to Stream 'The Interview' (Exclusive)

The digital distribution of "The Interview" has become the coming-out party for an interesting new venture operating in stealth mode in partnership with Sony Pictures. The branding for Kernel is prominently displayed on the website on, one of the digital homes Sony announced Wednesday would be streaming the controversial film day and date with hundreds of independent movie theaters. But Kernel actually isn't just what it appears to be on the website it built with Sony and other vendors, including online payment processor Stripe. The startup stepped into the crucial role of hosting the stream because of a pre-existing relationship with the movie studio...