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Lambda School, a buzzy online coding bootcamp backed by big Silicon Valley names, could be placing far fewer graduates in jobs than it says

The online coding bootcamp Lambda School, which went through Y Combinator and has attracted funding from the likes of Ashton Kutcher and GV, claims that 86% of its graduates are hired within six months. According to a May 2019 memo obtained by New York Magazine's Vincent Woo, Lambda School told investors that it's at a "roughly" 50% placement rate for students that are six months post-graduation. Lambda School says that the numbers were taken out of context, and that it will be releasing its o...
Tags: California, Trends, Silicon Valley, Isa, Ashton Kutcher, New York Magazine, Bureau, Lambda School, Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, New York Magazine s Vincent Woo Lambda School, Vincent Woo

Ashton Kutcher says that he identifies new startups to invest in by asking to see the smartphone home screen of everybody he meets

Hollywood's Ashton Kutcher has an unusual question that he asks the people he meets: what does their smartphone home screen look like?  The "Dude, Where's My Car" star appeared as Harry Stebbing's guest on the podcast 20VC on Tuesday to discuss his perspective on tech investing. The question highlights what Kutcher says is his investment strategy: He's not a technical person, but he's picked winners like Uber, Airbnb, and Spotify early on by paying attention to the ways that people actually in...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Hollywood, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Ashton Kutcher, Valley, Kutcher, Sound Ventures, Uber Airbnb, MeToo, Harry Stebbing, Hollywood Sitting

Free Coding Bootcamp 'Lambda' Tries Selling Its Income-Sharing Agreements -- In Bundles

An anonymous reader quotes the Verge: In December, online coding bootcamp Lambda School quietly partnered with Edly, a digital marketplace that helps schools sell income-sharing agreements (ISAs) to accredited investors. The arrangement allows Lambda to receive money from the ISAs upfront, rather than waiting for students to find jobs. But it also flies in the face of the values Lambda typically espouses: namely, that ISAs align its incentives with the goals and aspirations of the students... ...
Tags: Google, Tech, Lambda, Ashton Kutcher, Ruby, David Heinemeier Hansson, Lambda School, Google Ventures Y Combinator

Here's What People Thought of YouTube When It First Launched in the Mid-2000s

When YouTube first launched 15 years ago, a lot of people weren’t sure what to make of it. Anyone can upload a video to this service? Why do I want to hear what some obnoxious teenager has to say from their bedroom?Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Barack Obama, Snl, Ashton Kutcher, Flickr, Internet History, 2008 Presidential Election, Angelfire, Lazy Sunday, Imbd, Web 20

Check out the pitch deck that this ex-Accenture consultant used to raise $5 million in seed funding for his AI-powered startup

Three-year-old Databook uses AI to deliver customer intelligence services for enterprise sales and marketing teams  The self-dubbed 'Moneyball for Sales' company is built on CEO Anand Shah's consulting experience, and aims to provide enterprise companies with personalized insights to better engage with their customers.  The company initially boostrapped, but after its customers began referring it to VCs, Databook's founders began considering scaling the company using VC money: "Our customers w...
Tags: Hollywood, London, US, Trends, Ashton Kutcher, DataCamp, Jay, Shah, Anand Shah, Databook, Business Insider Databook

Check out the pitch deck that an ex-Accenture consultant used to raise $5 million in seed funding for his AI-powered startup

Databook uses AI to deliver customer-intelligence services for enterprise-sales and marketing teams. The self-dubbed "Moneyball for Sales" company is built on CEO Anand Shah's consulting experience and aims to provide enterprise companies with personalized insights to better engage with their customers.  The company initially boostrapped, but after its customers began referring it to venture capitalists, Databook's founders began considering scaling the company using venture capital: "Our cust...
Tags: Hollywood, London, US, Trends, Ashton Kutcher, Jay, Shah, Anand Shah, Threshold Ventures, Databook, Business Insider Databook

Nova Credit banks $50M to expand its service sourcing credit reports across borders

Around 70% of the world’s population now has some form of bank account or — thanks to mobile phones — a facility to receive and send money virtually, according to the World Bank. But when it comes to people crossing borders and setting up lives in new countries, they essentially leave behind their financial histories, starting again from scratch in their new homes. But there are signs of that starting to change. A startup called Nova Credit has built a facility to import financial histories from...
Tags: Startups, TC, Y Combinator, UK, France, Finance, Stanford, US, Banking, Philippines, American Express, World Bank, Goldman Sachs, Ashton Kutcher, Immigrants, Fintech

Like other tech giants, Netflix gets govt takedown demands – and impressively, none of them involve Adam Sandler

Nor any requests to remove the works of Rob Schneider, Kevin James, or Ashton Kutcher, sadly Netflix has posted its first-ever report into what sort of content governments have asked the streaming giant to pull from its service.…
Tags: Software, Netflix, Ashton Kutcher, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider Kevin James

Ashton Kutcher gives incredible update about relationship with Demi Moore's daughters

Ashton Kutcher has given an amazing insight into his relationship with ex-wife Demi...
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Trending: Big Tech companies are getting older but they can still learn new tricks

It's Wednesday, which means it's time for Trending, the newsletter where we highlight BI Prime's biggest tech stories. I'm Alexei Oreskovic, Business Insider's West Coast bureau chief and global tech editor. If this is your first time here, this is how you can get Trending in your inbox every week. This week: Big Tech companies may be getting old, but they can still learn new tricks It's a been an eventful week in the world of Big Tech.  Microsoft surprised employees on Wednesday with the ne...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Hollywood, Microsoft, Okta, Softbank, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, Ashton Kutcher, West Coast, BI

Ashton Kutcher says he stays in touch with Demi Moore's daughters

Ashton Kutcher is rooting for Demi Moore's daughters. The actor was stepdad to his former wife's three daughters with Bruce Willis for the eight years they were married until 2013, and reveals they're still in touch.
Tags: Cnn, Ashton Kutcher, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore

People Magazine Is First Media Partner for Community, a Celeb-Texting Startup

People magazine is joining celebrity-texting service Community — a bid to reach readers directly with updates, news alerts and other content in a new way. The Meredith-owned personality and pop-culture title is the first media partner for Community, a startup whose backers include and Ashton Kutcher. People mag will kick off its pact with […]
Tags: News, People, Community, Ashton Kutcher, Meredith, Celeb Texting Startup

From Ashton Kutcher to Jay-Z, these 12 celebrities are the most active of the 'Hollywood angels' making big investments in Silicon Valley

These 12 actors, musicians and sports stars may have reaped millions using their creative and athletic talents, but they have also won big from bets on startups. From Ashton Kutcher's big early bet on Uber, to Will Smith's on-the-spot investment into a small startup that impressed him with a pitch, these celebrities are establishing themselves as mainstays in Silicon Valley. Business Insider took a look at Crunchbase data to rank the top 12 celebrities by the number of startup investment round...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Uber, Spotify, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Instagram, California, Bono, Montana, Jay Z, US, NFL, San Francisco, Trends

Quibi Trailers: Kiefer Sutherland Chases a New ‘Fugitive’, Forte and Olsen Get ‘Flipped’, and Idris Takes the Wheel in ‘Elba vs. Block’

We made fun of its name when it was first announced, but it looks like Quibi might get the last laugh. The mobile-only streaming service, which has over $1 billion to throw around, the support of every single major Hollywood studio, and deals in place with tons of top-tier filmmakers, is going to debut this April, and trailers for its shows are beginning to make their way online. We’ve gathered the first few below, and this is only the tip of the iceberg. The Fugitive Kiefer Sutherland ...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Los Angeles, Mtv, Punk, Tommy Lee Jones, Kaitlin Olson, Philadelphia, Idris-Elba, Ashton Kutcher, Harrison Ford, Kiefer-Sutherland, Sutherland, Mike, Ken Block

Ashton Kutcher says he is 'never going to stop loving' ex Demi Moore's daughters

Ashton Kutcher spoke candidly about his relationship with Demi Moore's daughters, saying that he is always going to love them.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Religion, Ashton Kutcher, Usa Today, Demi Moore

These are the top 15 startups helping even non-programmers build simple apps, ahead of an expected software developer shortage

Low code/no code tools are rising in popularity as software becomes increasingly necessary in the workplace, and the demand for developers to build it is slated to outpace the supply. Low code/no code refers to tools that can help non-programmers build simple apps and automate common tasks quickly and easily. It's expected to be a market worth $52 billion by 2024, with tech titans like Microsoft and Google competing with small startups to capitalize on the opportunity.  Business Insider compil...
Tags: Google, Amazon, London, Microsoft, New York City, America, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Nasa, New York Times, Netherlands, Silicon Valley, Autodesk, Ashton Kutcher, Seattle

K-pop group BTS plays hide-and-seek with Ashton Kutcher

Korean pop sensation BTS performed their new song "Black Swan" on "The Late Late Show with James Corden" before playing a game of hide-and-seek with Ashton Kutcher.
Tags: News, Stories, Ashton Kutcher, James Corden

BTS Goes Into the Woods With James Corden for ‘Black Swan’ Live TV Debut (Watch)

BTS took James Corden back into the woods for the live television premiere of the group’s new “Black Swan,” unfolding on a deep-forest set two nights after their Grammys debut, which was also the subject of a short interview on the late-night show. Speaking of their appearance on the Grammys, the group said, “Everything about […]
Tags: News, Ashton Kutcher, James Corden, Grammys, Bts, Black Swan, The Late Late Show with James Corden

Watch BTS Perform “Black Swan” For The First Time, Play Hide & Seek With Ashton Kutcher On James Corden

It's been fascinating to watch the South Korean pop-idol group BTS proceeding with their conquest of America. Through sheer flash and craft and charisma -- without changing their language or doing much of anything else to appeal specifically to American audiences -- they're touring US stadiums and bending our own pop-culture institutions to their will. More »
Tags: Video, Music, US, America, Ashton Kutcher, James Corden, Bts

'Punk'd' is coming back. This time, celebrities are at the mercy of Chance the Rapper

Move over, Ashton Kutcher. MTV Studios and Quibi, a streaming serviced backed by Hollywood studios, announced the show's reboot Friday.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Hollywood, Religion, Punk, Ashton Kutcher, Usa Today, MTV Studios, Quibi

Chance the Rapper to Host ‘Punk’d’ Revival at Quibi

Chance the Rapper is ready to get his prank on. MTV Studios has announced Chance as the host of its revival of the prank show “Punk’d,” which is coming to short form content platform Quibi. “Punk’d” was a hidden camera reality show which aired for ten seasons on MTV and was created by Ashton Kutcher, […]
Tags: News, Mtv, Ashton Kutcher, Chance The Rapper, MTV Studios, Punkd, Quibi

Chance The Rapper To Host Quibi’s Punk’d Reboot

Chance The Rapper is set to host MTV's reboot of Punk'd on the short-form video streaming platform Quibi. The original celebrity prank show ran 10 seasons on MTV with Ashton Kutcher as the host. More »
Tags: Music, News, Mtv, Punk, Ashton Kutcher, Chance The Rapper, Punk'd

Via's CEO explains how the company is beating Uber and Lyft at shared rides — and building better public transit networks at the same time

Via CEO Daniel Ramot didn't mince words when it came to the problems with Uber and Lyft, and the detrimental effects of personal vehicles on crowded cities.  Ramot said he looks forward to taking the shared-rides provider public in the future, but stopped short of a timeline.  In addition to a consumer service, Via provides software for transit operators in more than 100 cities, including school bus networks.  Click here for more BI Prime stories. Uber and Lyft ruined the term ridesharing for...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, New York, Israel, Trends, Bloomberg, Bmw, Ashton Kutcher, City Council, Cornell Tech, New York City Department of Education, Upper East Side of Manhattan, Ramot, Daniel Ramot, Lyft Ramot

Where to spot celebrities in LA

You go to Los Angeles for the blue skies and palm trees, for the inventive California cuisine and iconic attractions — all legit reasons to visit La La Land. But come on, you know you want to see a celeb. Admit it. Sure, an Instagram post of the Walk of Fame will get you a few likes, but coming home with an actual celeb story — “I totally ate tortellini next to Leonardo DiCaprio” — gives you lifetime bragging rights. Tinseltown is always fertile ground for celeb-spotting, but around the Acade...
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, Kerry Washington, Celebrity, Rihanna, California, La, Matt Damon, Los Angeles, Jake Gyllenhaal, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Aniston, Amy Poehler, Cameron Diaz, Leonardo Dicaprio

Die besten Serien-Lovestorys unserer Zeit

Sind wir mal ehrlich: Wir lieben die Liebe. Vor allem, wenn es sich um fiktionale Serien-Romanzen handelt, denn dann können wir regelrecht mit ihrer Beziehung mitfiebern. Wann werden die beiden endlich ein Paar? Bleiben sie glücklich bis ans Ende ihrer Tage? Schaffen sie es aus der obligatorisch dramatischen Beziehungskrise heraus? Wenn sie glücklich sind, sind wir es auch. Und wenn es zwischen ihnen mal nicht so gut läuft, bricht es uns irgendwie das Herz. Immerhin stellen gute TV-Lovestorys ...

Shifting Gears: Keeping up with the Ghosn's

Happy Friday and welcome to the latest issue of Shifting Gears, Business Insider's guide to all the transportation you missed — or meant to read later — throughout the week. In Las Vegas, the indefatigable Mark Matousek reported on all the new electric vehicles and concept cars on display at the Consumer Electronics Show, which wraps up today. And from our newsrooms in London and New York, my colleagues worked in overdrive to follow all the developments surrounding the crash of a Boeing 737 ope...
Tags: Japan, Spacex, New York, London, California, US, Trends, Iran, Las Vegas, Bmw, Ashton Kutcher, Nissan, Faa, Lebanon, Boeing, Consumer Electronics Show

Meet the Israeli startup powering Uber's new public-transit option that's backed by BMW and Ashton Kutcher (UBER)

Uber Transit expanded in January to include Las Vegas and Denver, where users can book public transit tickets and plan trips that include public transportation.  The routing and directions for Uber Transit are powered by Moovit, an Israeli startup that's made big business out of hyper-accurate transit data.  Yovav Meydad, the company's head of growth, talked to Business Insider about how Moovit manages to supply data that's more accurate than what the disparate agencies themself provide. Clic...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Microsoft, San Francisco, Trends, Intel, Las Vegas, Bmw, Waze, Ashton Kutcher, Denver, Moovit, Business Insider, London New York, Tel Aviv Israel, PitchBook

These are the 13 hottest productivity software startups investors say to watch in 2020

Workers and employers alike increasingly searching for more and better ways to work faster and more efficiently, often by using new cloud software and automation tools.  Business Insider compiled a list of the top productivity software startups to watch in 2020 based on nominations from venture capitalists and industry leaders. These 13 startups range from established private companies looking to go public, to smaller startups that are just getting off the ground. Click here to read more stori...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Australia, San Francisco, Trends, Nike, Google Analytics, Nasa, Cnn, Silicon Valley, Ashton Kutcher, Broadcom, Mary Meeker, Intercom, Jason Lemkin

Brittany Murphys Clueless Co-Star Breckin Meyer Honors Her on 10th Death Anniversary

Alex Berliner/BEI/Shutterstock Not a day goes by where Brittany Murphyisn’t missed.  But today, on the 10th anniversary of her death at the age of 32, her friends and co-stars feel her absence a little bit more than usual. Clueless star Breckin Meyer shares on Instagram, “10 years ago this magical, fantabulous angel left us WAY too early. She was so crazy talented and the sweetest lil fairy ya ever could meet.” He goes on to reveal why he and Brittany never locked lips during Mr. Hall and M...
Tags: Hollywood, Instagram, Religion, Ashton Kutcher, Hall, Brittany, GEIST, Tai, Simon Monjack, Breckin Meyer, Breckin, MUSIC CELEBS, Brittany Murphys Clueless Co Star, Alex Berliner BEI Shutterstock, Brittany Murphyisn

The EICMA 2019 Winners & Losers Report

The dust has settled and the 2019 story written of the annual motorcycle extravaganza known as EICMA. Home Sweet Home I find myself back home in snow-covered Alberta, Canada after enduring 12 hours of travel time on the journey home. I’m plopped down in front of my keyboard now, pouring over the vast collection of photo and video footage I took while roaming the EICMA halls and booths. What an experience! The excitement and hustle I lived and breathed over in Milan matched the intensity of m...
Tags: Facebook, Milan, Australia, Germany, US, Features, Motorcycles, Ducati, Italy, New Zealand, Hud, Bmw, Ashton Kutcher, Bronx, Honda, North America