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14 books Steve Jobs always turned to for inspiration

Steve Jobs' lifelong interest in the humanities gave Apple a human touch. Some of the iconic CEO's favorite books included Herman Melville's "Moby Dick," Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind," and the poems of Dylan Thomas. Here are 14 books that inspired Steve Jobs. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Why did Apple "think different"? As Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company.  "The reason that Apple is able to create pro...
Tags: Apple, Japan, Tibet, Jobs, California, Steve Jobs, India, America, Trends, West, Dylan Thomas, Himalayas, William Shakespeare, Ashton Kutcher, Portland Oregon, Dick

America’s sex ‘trafficking’ panic

When police charged New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with soliciting prostitution, the press said the police rescued sex slaves. “They were women who were from China, who were forced into sex slavery,” said Trevor Noah on “The Daily Show.” We’re told this happens all the time. “Human trafficking is the fastest growing illegal business in the United States,” says fashion model Kathy Ireland. It’s bunk, says reporter Elizabeth Nolan Brown. In the Robert Kraft case, she points out, “They had...
Tags: Florida, Congress, California, Opinion, Senate, China, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United States, New England Patriots, Lausd, Bill, Ashton Kutcher, Seth Meyers

Money Moves: Beyoncé is $300 Million Richer Thanks to a Deal With Uber

Thanks to a very strategic deal Beyoncé made with Uber a number of years ago, Mrs. Carter-Knowles is now $300 million richer after the company went public and filed for one of the biggest tech IPOs in several years.Back in 2015, Beyoncé was offered $6 million to perform for a corporate Uber event in Los Angeles. But instead of taking cash, Queen Bey asked to be paid in equity, and now her Uber stock is worth $300 million.So, in other words, Beyoncé just made $300 million from a 30-60 minute perf...
Tags: Uber, Business, Celebs, Beyonce, Los Angeles, Tech, Netflix, Big Money, Pop Culture, Leonardo Dicaprio, Jazz, Stocks, Coachella, Ashton Kutcher, New York Stock Exchange, Bey

An accused serial killer is on trial in Los Angeles. Ashton Kutcher might be called to testify

The trial of accused serial killer Michael Gargiulo began in Los Angeles on Thursday, as lawyers for the prosecution and the defense framed their arguments in the case of the so-called "Hollywood Ripper."
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An accused serial killer is on trial in LA. Ashton Kutcher might be called to testify

The trial of accused serial killer Michael Gargiulo began in Los Angeles on Thursday, as lawyers for the prosecution and the defense framed their arguments in the case of the so-called "Hollywood Ripper."
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Ashton Kutcher set to testify at trial of man accused of murdering his girlfriend in 2001

Ashton Kutcher's then-girlfriend, Ashley Ellerin, was found dead in 2001 in her Hollywood Hills home. Michael Gargiulo stands accused of her murder.            [Author: The Associated Press]
Tags: News, Associated Press, Ashton Kutcher, The Associated Press, Hollywood Hills, Michael Gargiulo, Ashley Ellerin

Jury begins hearing case against man charged with killing a woman in Hollywood and another in El Monte

A prosecutor told jurors Thursday that evidence will show that three women, including a fashion design student who was set to go to a Grammy Awards party with actor Ashton Kutcher the night she was slain, were murdered by a “boy-next-door killer” who lived near each of them and plotted to attack them with a knife in their homes. Deputy District Attorney Daniel Akemon told the downtown Los Angeles jury in his opening statement that Michael Thomas Gargiulo, 43, was able to escape detection for nea...
Tags: Hollywood, News, La, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Ashton Kutcher, Illinois, Metro, Santa Monica, Murphy, Burbank, Bruno, El Monte, Kutcher

The 13 Most Notorious Deleted Tweets in History

Everyone makes a bad tweet now and then. And sometimes a tweet is so bad, that the user has to delete it forever. But the internet never forgets.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Jay Z, Social Media, Ashton Kutcher, Anthony Weiner, Donald Trump, US Airways, Buffalo Wild Wings, Digiorno, President Trump, Our Garbage Twitter, Spaghettios

Why Men Like Cougar Females

Why Men Like Cougar Females Based on European opinion that is public, about a 3rd of females over 45 will be ready to have sexual intercourse with a person 7 many many years younger than all of all of them, as well as a lover this is certainly 4-6 years more youthful would work for 50 % of mature females. The old-fashioned circulation of functions between your sexes is more and more switching, therefore the indisputable fact that a lady must certanly be more youthful, ...
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Why Guys Admiration Cougar Females

Why Guys Admiration Cougar Females In accordance with European public-opinion polls, about a 3rd of females over 45 will be ready to have sexual intercourse with a guy 7 many years more youthful than them, as well as a lover this is certainly 4-6 years more youthful would work for 1 / 2 of mature ladies. The conventional circulation of functions amongst the sexes is progressively switching, plus the proven fact that a lady should really be more youthful, or at the l...
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Ashton Kutcher's nonprofit gets boost to fight against child abuse on the internet

Ashton Kutcher's organization devoted to protecting children from exploitation is getting a funding boost to help fuel its efforts to eradicate child sexual abuse materials from the internet.
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Ashton Kutcher's nonprofit wants to abolish child sex abuse on the internet with backing from a $280 million TED-sponsored fund

Ashton Kutcher's nonprofit company, Thorn, is one of eight organizations to receive money from the Audacious Project, a TED-backed fund giving away $280 million this year. Thorn's technology helps companies and law enforcement agents defend children from online sexual abuse. The company plans to use the Audacious funding to build out its software, which is already being beta tested by Imgur and Flickr. Visit for more stories. In 2018, the United States saw millions of re...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Hollywood, Congress, Trends, Ted, Mit, United States, Ashton Kutcher, Flickr, Jack Dorsey, Environmental Defense Fund, Department Of Homeland Security, Imgur, Thorn, Kutcher, Center for Policing Equity

"'For men, the black turtleneck did it all. This garment was supposed to indicate the kind of freedom from sartorial convention demanded by deep thought...'"

"'... or pure creation (usually poetic)—with overtones, always carried by masculine black clothes,' fashion historian Anne Hollander wrote in her book Seeing Through Clothes. In spite of its long history, a backlash to the turtleneck followed [Elizabeth] Holmes’s explosive downfall. Will we think back to Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs when we think of the black turtleneck? Or will seeing Jennifer Lawrence scamming millions in the look forever taint it? As Vanessa Friedman wrote in the New York Tim...
Tags: Fashion, Jennifer Lawrence, Law, Steve Jobs, New York Times, Vanessa Friedman, Ashton Kutcher, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, Esquire, Gordon Gekko, Ann Althouse, Michael Milken, Mitch Hedberg, Elizabeth -RSB- Holmes, Anne Hollander

Here's how Airtable raised $160 million last year — and got a valuation of around $1 billion — without a pitch deck

Airtable, the maker of an up-and-coming cloud spreadsheet app, raised $160 million last year without having to rely on a pitch deck, CEO Howie Liu said. Investors were reaching out to Airtable, so it didn't need to put together a presentation to solicit funding, Liu said. Despite not having a pitch deck, Liu and his team had long discussions with potential investors about the business, he said. It turns out that when you have a hot startup, you don't need a pitch deck — investors will give yo...
Tags: Trends, Ashton Kutcher, Elizabeth Holmes, Louis Vuitton, Liu, Airtable, Howie Liu, Liu Airtable

Wefox Group, the Berlin-based insurance tech startup, raises $125M Series B led by Mubadala

Wefox Group, the Berlin-based ‘insurtech’ startup behind the consumer-facing insurance app and carrier One and the insurance platform Wefox, has raised $125 million in Series B funding. Notably, the round is led by Abu Dhabi government-owned Mubadala Ventures (which is also an LP in Softbank’s Vision Fund) and is the first investment from Mubadala’s newly created European Investment Fund. Chinese investor Creditease also participated. The investment, which Wefox Group says is the first tranche i...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, New York, Hollywood, Berlin, Softbank, Tech, Ashton Kutcher, Abu Dhabi, Creditease, Mubadala, Wefox, Mubadala Ventures, Julian Teicke

Mila Kunis Reveals How Ashton Kutcher Got Punk’d On Valentine’s Day

The actor tried to get his wife a thoughtful gift, but it turned out to be a complete fail.
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Ashton Kutcher Tried and Failed With This Heartfelt Romantic Gift But It’s the Thought That Counts

'It's the thought that counts, guys,' Kunis said on 'The Ellen Show'
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Freight startup Flexport just nabbed $1 billion through a SoftBank-led funding round, and it's now worth $3.2 billion

Freight forwarder Flexport is now valued at $3.2 billion. That's after a $1 billion investment round led by the SoftBank Vision Fund. Founded in 2013, Flexport is already the 11th-largest freight forwarder in the world.   Flexport has driven big-name investors into the less-than-thrilling world of logistics — , Y Combinator, Google's GV, Bloomberg Beta, and even Ashton Kutcher.  And now, the freight forwarder, which operates globally, can add another enviable investor to its list: SoftBank. ...
Tags: Amazon, California, China, Softbank, Trends, UPS, Ashton Kutcher, Pacific, Flexport, Bloomberg Beta, Ryan Petersen, SoftBank Vision Fund Founded

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 - 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]]
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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,, 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 […]
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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