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Is the Next Big Thing In Tech -- Disconnecting From It?

An anonymous reader quotes CNBC: It is inevitable that artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation will take over some jobs, internet entrepreneur Arianna Huffington told CNBC in a recent email exchange, but that will place a premium on uniquely human qualities in the future labor market -- creativity, compassion, empathy and complex problem-solving. That's where Huffington sees a pressing problem to solve. She says these human qualities are at risk today and the cause is -- no surp...
Tags: Arianna Huffington, Tech, Bloomberg, Ashton Kutcher, Cnbc, Huffington, Valley of the Boom


Meditation app backed by Ashton Kutcher valued at US$1 billion

Calm.com - which makes an app that guides people through relaxation exercises and encourages users to breathe - has been valued at US$1 billion ($1.5b). in a funding round led by TPG Growth, the Ashton Kutcher-backed startup said... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, US, Ashton Kutcher, TPG


Why Google engineers worked full-time to combat sex trafficking

When the government seized classified-ads site Backpage, forcing it to shut down in April, it became a lot harder to find and locate potential victims of sex trafficking. While it was symbolically good that the site, whose CEO later pled guilty to charges of sex trafficking, shut down, it created a significant technical challenge for law enforcement and the organizations trying to help prevent sex-trafficking, Google Senior Software Engineer Sam Ainsley told TechCrunch. “Once Backpage was gone, ...
Tags: Health, Google, TC, Developer, Washington, Tech, Diversity, Washington Dc, Ashton Kutcher, Google.org, Thorn, Ainsley, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Backpage, Paul Morigi


No Tuition, but You Pay a Percentage of Your Income (if You Find a Job)

What if there were a way to eliminate student debt? No, really. Student debt reached a new height last year -- a whopping $1.5 trillion. A typical student borrower will have $22,000 in debt by graduation, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Now, Silicon Valley is backing a novel idea that proposes to rewrite the economics of getting an education. From a report: The concept is deceptively simple: Instead of charging students tuition -- which often requires them to take out...
Tags: Tech, Peter Thiel, Lambda, Ashton Kutcher, Google Ventures, Vy Capital, Geoff Lewis, Lambda School


Ashton Kutcher Sells Stake in A Plus, His ‘Positive Journalism’ Site, for $2.7 Million in Stock

Ashton Kutcher has sold his remaining stake in A Plus, the digital-media company dedicated to feel-good human-interest news stories, to Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. Kutcher, best known for “That ’70s Show,” co-founded A Plus in 2014. In 2016, Chicken Soup for the Soul — the company founded around the brand of best-selling inspirational […]
Tags: News, Ashton Kutcher, Chicken Soup, Kutcher, A Plus, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment


What Ever Happened To The Stars Of Love Actually?

It's that time of year: The holidays are here. Along with good tidings and cheer comes a list of must-haves. On that list — for most people — is a required viewing of Love Actually. Whether you love it or hate it, you know it's true.Love Actually came out in 2003 — that's 13 years ago — and in the time since, the movie has come to be associated with everything warm, fuzzy, and British. Who doesn't love watching Hugh Grant dance to "Jump For My Love"? Doesn't everyone love it when that little gi...
Tags: Facebook, Old school, Fashion, Music, Hbo, England, New York, Hollywood, Keira Knightley, France, Matt Damon, Brit, Norah Jones, America, Bbc, Nicole Kidman


‘Ellen on the Go’: DeGeneres Teams With Spotify for Curated Music Hub

Ellen DeGeneres personifies that super-celebrity category, where talent, success and prescience for her fans’ tastes have enabled her to cross multiple categories of media and influence with eponymously branded content. Now Spotify is launching a music hub devoted to and curated by Ellen. “Ellen on the Go” is a first for both— Spotify in a content partnership and Ellen in a music channel on the No. 1 service with 83 million subscribers. I love music, and I am so grateful to @Spotify for giving...
Tags: Spotify, Advertising, Pandora, Sirius Xm, Ellen, Ashton Kutcher, Usa Today, Ellen Degeneres, Head, Variety, Phil, DeGeneres, Ellen Digital Network, Ellen Ellen, DeGeneres Teams With Spotify for Curated Music Hub, Kacey Musgraves `` Ellen


LearnLux locks in $2 mln seed

LearnLux, a digital financial wellness platform, has secured $2 million in seed funding. The investors included Sound Ventures, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Underscore VC. PRESS RELEASE BOSTON, Massachusetts — LearnLux the digital financial wellness platform announced it has closed a $2 Million seed round of funding earlier this year. Funding comes from Ashton Kutcher’s fund Sound Ventures, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Underscore VC, Former Wealthfront CEO Adam Nash and other notable investor...
Tags: US, Trends, Rebecca, Ashton Kutcher, Michael, Marc Benioff, Boston Massachusetts, Michael Liebman, John Pearce, VC Deals, Adam Nash, LearnLux, Sound Ventures Salesforce, LearnLux LearnLux


LearnLux raises $2M from Sound Ventures, Marc Benioff to help employees make financial decisions

Earlier this year, Rebecca Liebman impressed a panel of high-profile investors, including Ashton Kutcher and Salesforce chief executive Marc Benioff, at a SXSW pitch competition. She won and Benioff wrote her a check for $200,000 on the spot. Today, she’s announcing that her educational fintech startup LearnLux has closed a $2 million seed round from Kutcher’s investment firm Sound Ventures, Benioff, Underscore VC and former Wealthfront CEO Adam Nash. LearnLux operates under a SaaS model, par...
Tags: Boston, Tech, Mit, Rebecca, Salesforce, Ashton Kutcher, Michael, Marc Benioff, Sxsw, Rebecca Liebman, Michael Liebman, Kutcher, Benioff, Liebman, LearnLux, Sound Ventures Benioff Underscore VC


Eating Only Fruit Might Be Trendy, But It's A Really Bad Idea

From Steve Jobs to vegan vloggers, Instagram wellness gurus to bodybuilders, lots of health-inclined people on the internet have been under the impression that eating only raw fruits will change your life. This diet is called "fruitarianism," and it involves solely eating raw fruits, and sometimes nuts and seeds. Proponents of the diet claim that it'll help with digestion, keep you hydrated, improve cognition, simplify meal-prepping, give you more energy, and of course, "detoxify " you body.Fru...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, Steve Jobs, Chicago, Ashton Kutcher, Jen Bruning


Calm heads to the airport, invests $3 million in XpresSpa

Wellness app Calm has today announced a $3 million equity investment in XpresSpa Group, a fast-spa service you may have noticed in your local airport. Calm sees the investment as a way to expand its offline presence, growing awareness of the app as well as its retail products like Sleep Mist and the Calm Book. Calm subscribers will have access to a variety of in-store benefits and treatments at one of 52 XpresSpa locations in cities like Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and New York. As i...
Tags: Startups, TC, Apps, New York, Tech, Ashton Kutcher, People Magazine, Michael Acton Smith, Insight Venture Partners, Calm, Farrah Fawcett, Sound Ventures, XpresSpa Group, Atlanta Chicago Los Angeles Miami, Dun Wang


Ashton Kutcher Celebrated Birthday At Thousand Oaks Bar Targeted In Shooting

The actor called out Ivanka Trump, whose brother-in-law attended the party at the Borderline Bar & Grill.
Tags: News, Ashton Kutcher, Ivanka Trump


Ashton Kutcher reveals he had party at same bar as Thousand Oaks shooting, pleads for gun reform

Ashton Kutcher took to Twitter to share that he had his birthday party at the Borderline Bar, where the Thousand Oaks shooting took place.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Ashton Kutcher, Usa Today, Thousand Oaks, Borderline Bar


12 startups that failed this year and took $1.4 billion in VC funding with them

Just because everyone from Ashton Kutcher to Kevin Durant are getting into startups doesn't mean they're all success stories. After all, nine out of 10 startups will end up failing, and that means the money that venture capitalists put into funding these ideas can disappear too. From analyzing just 12 startups that failed this year, PitchBook found that around $1.4 billion in VC funding wasn't enough to save these businesses. Theranos, a blood-testing startup, is one of 2018's most notable fail...
Tags: Trends, Ashton Kutcher, Shyp, Kevin Durant, Rethink Robotics, PitchBook Rethink Robotics


Harold & Kumar Director Danny Leiner Passes Away

Dude, Where’s My Car? and Harold & Kumar director Danny Leiner passes away ComingSoon.net is sad to bring word that Danny Leiner, the director of such stoner comedies as Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle and Dude, Where’s My Car?, passed away late Thursday night, as reported by The Wrap. “Danny was one of the producers with me on the first real film I ever made; he was not only gracious in sharing the job with some newbies just getting their sea legs, but taught us a great deal in the process...
Tags: Movies, Obituary, Ashton Kutcher, SUNY, Harold, Danny, White Castle, Kumar, Jeremy Piven, Seann William Scott, Edie Falco, Harold & Kumar, ComingSoon, Ross Putman, Kieslowski, Danny Leiner


Cody Bellinger helps Dodgers edge Brewers in 13 innings to even NLCS at 2-2

Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers scores past catcher Manny Pina #9 of the Milwaukee Brewers on a single by Brian Dozier in the first inning in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG) Starting pitcher Rich Hill #44 of the Los Angeles Dodgers warms up in the dugout before facing the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series at Dod...
Tags: La, Milwaukee, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Mlb, Ashton Kutcher, Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Brewers, DAVE ROBERTS


Royal wedding guest list: Who have Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank invited?

Earlier this year, George and Amal Clooney almost stole the show when they graced the small town of Windsor for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, with Amal's mustard Stella McCartney dress and George's well-groomed salt and pepper beard setting social media abuzz.  There is speculation we may see the A-list couple in Windsor again this Friday; the couple are rumoured to be attending the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank - which will also take place in Windsor...
Tags: UK, New York, News, Scotland, Ap, Ed Sheeran, United Kingdom, Vogue, James Blunt, Eddie Redmayne, Sydney, Elton John, New Zealand, Cambridge, Jp Morgan, Queen


Royal wedding guest list: Who will Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank invite?

Earlier this year, George and Amal Clooney almost stole the show when they graced the small town of Windsor for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, with Amal's mustard Stella McCartney dress and George's well-groomed salt and pepper beard setting social media abuzz.  There is speculation we may see the A-list couple in Windsor again this Friday; the couple are rumoured to be attending the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank - which will also take place in Windsor...
Tags: New York, News, Scotland, Ap, United Kingdom, Vogue, James Blunt, Eddie Redmayne, Sydney, New Zealand, Cambridge, Jp Morgan, Queen, Cornwall, Prince George, Cara Delevingne


Ne-Yo wants to make Silicon Valley more diverse, one investment at a time

Dressed in a Naruto t-shirt and a hat emblazoned with the phrase “lone wolf,” Ne-Yo slouches over in a chair inside a Holberton School classroom. The Grammy-winning recording artist is struggling to remember the name of “that actor,” the one who’s had a successful career in both the entertainment industry and tech investing. “I learned about all the things he was doing and I thought it was great for him,” Ne-Yo told TechCrunch. “But I didn’t really know what my place in tech would be.” It turns ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Facebook, Uber, Spotify, Music, Hollywood, Yahoo, Entertainment, San Francisco, Tech, Diversity, Tesla, Culture, Connecticut


10 Best Jennifer Garner Movies

10 best Jennifer Garner movies Jennifer Garner was destined to become a romantic comedy darling ever since she first appeared on the scene back in the drama Washington Square at age 15. She’d go on to score a leading role in Dude, Where’s My Car? and the J.J. Abrams series Alias in the early 2000s, securing her status as a unique and lovable actress. After Alias, she really started to make a name for herself after playing a few leading ladies in some notable romantic comedies. She diversifie...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, Nbc, Matthew Mcconaughey, Kingdom, John Lennon, Michael Bay, Fbi, Middle East, Timothy Olyphant, Ashton Kutcher, Ellen Page, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Pearl Harbor


Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Have Reportedly Given Up Their Share of the House They Co-Owned with Rumer Willis

Kutcher bought the home with his then-stepdaughter in 2009
Tags: News, Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Rumer Willis, Kutcher


The Teen Who Ashton Kutcher Hit With a Car Is Fine and Says It Turned Out to Be a ‘Really Cool Experience’

"I'm so glad I was OK, because it changes the whole experience"
Tags: Celebrities, News, Uncategorized, Ashton Kutcher


Celebrity Names You're Saying Wrong

Celebrities are interesting creatures. Because of their status and fame, we care about the things they do.We are interested in what they have to say, what they choose to wear, and whether or not they have an Instagram account. And now, with awards season coming up, BlockbustHER films being released weekly, and fall television premieres on the horizon, it seems like there are even more celebrities to keep up with.So, isn't now as good a time as ever to finally nail the pronunciation of your favo...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Instagram, Rihanna, Drake, Ashton Kutcher, ANN, John Travolta, Adam, Hugh, Clee, Jeff Kravitz, Broadimage, Cillian


The 35-year-old creator of Twitch has already launched and sold one startup for $1 billion. And he just raised $65 million from top VC firms, like Andreessen Horowitz, to do it again

Justin Kan's new legal startup, Atrium, has snatched up $65 million in a new round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. Kan is perhaps best known as the creator of modern live-streaming with the launch of Twitch, which sold to Amazon for nearly $1 billion. He aims to repeat his success with Atrium. Andreessen Horowitz's Andrew Chen said Kan's boldness is part of the reason the investor has so much faith in Kan as a founder. Justin Kan was unable to sell Andreessen Horowitz, one of the most ...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Bird, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Ashton Kutcher, Marc Andreessen, Justin Kan, Valley, Justin, Chen, Kan, Atrium, Michael Seibel, Andrew Chen, Andreessen Horowitz Kan


Atrium raises $65M from A16z to replace lawyers with machine learning

Let the computers do the legal busywork so attorneys can focus on complex problem solving for their clients. That’s the lucrative idea behind Atrium LTS, Twitch co-founder Justin Kan’s machine learning startup that digitizes legal documents and builds applications on top to speed up fundraising, commercial contracts, equity distribution, and employment issues. For example, one of its apps automatically turns startup funding documents into Excel cap tables. Automating expensive legal labor has le...
Tags: TC, Tech, Andreessen Horowitz, Ashton Kutcher, Cto, Marc Andreessen, Chris, Justin Kan, Mckinsey, Chen, Kan, Atrium, Orrick, Michael Seibel, Sound Ventures, TETRA


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. 1. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was grilled by Congress for claims of anti-conservative bias he says just aren't true. The Republicans have repeatedly pushed claims that big tech firms are biased against conservatives. 2. Jeff Bezos complains to his staff if he goes a week without a brainstorming session, and is always working "two or three years into the future." In a new Forbes profile, Bezos discussed his management style, and e...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, Congress, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Missouri, SEC, Mars, Ashton Kutcher, Jeff Bezos, Jack Dorsey, Fox Business Network


Ashton Kutcher explains the secret to getting him to write an investment check: You need to be good enough at 'storytelling' to attract top talent

Ashton Kutcher is a prodigious tech investor: He has a stake in companies like Uber and Airbnb, and has funded many more through his firm Sound Ventures.  At TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, Kutcher explained what it takes for an entrepreneur to pique his interest in a pitch meeting. As an early investor in companies like Uber and Airbnb, Ashton Kutcher is used to entrepreneurs asking him, or at least his firm Sound Ventures, for some investment capital.  At TechCrunch Disrupt in San Fra...
Tags: Uber, San Francisco, Trends, Airbnb, Ashton Kutcher, Kutcher, Sound Ventures, Sound Ventures At TechCrunch Disrupt, Airbnb Ashton Kutcher, Kutcher For Kutcher


Ashton Kutcher explains the secret to getting him to write an investment check: You need to be a good enough at 'storytelling' to attract top talent

Ashton Kutcher is a prodigious tech investor: He has a stake in companies like Uber and Airbnb, and has funded many more through his firm Sound Ventures.  At TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, Kutcher explained what it takes for an entrepreneur to pique his interest in a pitch meeting. As an early investor in companies like Uber and Airbnb, Ashton Kutcher is used to entrepreneurs hitting coming to him, or at least his firm Sound Ventures, for some investment capital.  At TechCrunch Disrupt...
Tags: Uber, Nsa, San Francisco, Trends, Airbnb, Ashton Kutcher, Kutcher, Sound Ventures, Sound Ventures At TechCrunch Disrupt, Airbnb Ashton Kutcher, Kutcher For Kutcher


Ashton Kutcher hates cars, loves scooters

Ashton Kutcher and Effie Epstein discussed their investment strategy at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. With their VC fund Sound Ventures, they invested in Bird. While they are conflicted on this topic, Kutcher had a passionate answer about scooters. Here’s a video of what he had to say: Ashton Kutcher: It's a better world if scooters like Bird take off #TCDisrupt pic.twitter.com/xFZvT5zXmT — TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) September 5, 2018 I recommend listening to the video to hear how mad Kutch...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Policy, Bird, Ashton Kutcher, Kutcher, Sound Ventures, Effie Epstein


Here's why Ashton Kutcher thinks it's 'absurd' if you have a problem with the scooters that were littering San Francisco's sidewalks

Electric scooter companies like Lime, Bird, and Spin faced regulatory issues after introducing their pay-as-you-go scooter services to the streets of San Francisco earlier this year.  Ashton Kutcher, who invested in Bird through his venture firm Sound Ventures, says that the regulatory issues facing the electric scooter companies is 'absurd.' During an onstage conversation at TechCrunch Disrupt, Kutcher described these issues as "an aversion to change." SAN FRANCISCO, CA  — The first on-deman...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Bird, Ashton Kutcher, Santa Monica, Kutcher, Sound Ventures, Municipal Transportation Agency, San Francisco While, Lime Bird, San Francisco Bird