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Airbnb has laid off 25% of its staff. Meet CEO Brian Chesky, who cofounded the company in 2008 to help pay his San Francisco apartment's rent and is now worth $4.1 billion.

Airbnb has laid off 25% of its staff, nearly 1,900 people, due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The vacation rental company, which had planned to go public in 2020, is expected to bring in less than half the revenue it earned in 2019. Brian Chesky, the CEO and cofounder of Airbnb, is worth an estimated $4.1 billion, according to Forbes. The 38-year-old billionaire has previously rented out his own San Francisco apartment on Airbnb, does weekly yoga with his girlfriend, and has attended the famous...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, New York City, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Larry Ellison, Warren Buffett, Airbnb, Nevada, Bill, Ashton Kutcher, Vox, Fortune, Melinda Gates


Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher play "voice swap" with Jimmy Fallon

Actress Mila Kunis tries hard to hold it together with husband Ashton Kutcher as they mouth out what the other is saying on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."
Tags: News, Jimmy Fallon, Stories, Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis


Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis Cracking Each Other Up Is The Best

The A-list couple turned Jimmy Fallon's Voice Swap game into their own yuk fest.
Tags: News, Jimmy Fallon, Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Voice Swap


'I'm awful at this': Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher can't stop laughing in Jimmy Fallon's voice swap game

A twist in Jimmy Fallon's interview rules meant Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher couldn't stop laughing.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Jimmy Fallon, Religion, Ashton Kutcher, Usa Today, Mila Kunis, Mila Kunis Ashton Kutcher


Making money from Instagram livestreams, inside the invite-only app Community, and social-media guidelines for brands during a health crisis

Welcome back to this week's Influencer Dashboard newsletter! This is Amanda Perelli, writing to you from home, and here's an update on what's new in the business of influencers and creators. This week, my colleague Dan Whateley dove into the world of sponsored livestreaming, particularly on Instagram.  "A ton of people are going live right now," said Elena Taber, a lifestyle influencer with 108,000 Instagram followers. "I've done it once or twice on my own channel, and then I teamed up with a ...
Tags: Instagram, Trends, New York Times, Fullscreen, Oscar, Community, Caa, Ashton Kutcher, Mailchimp, Klear, Dan, Hollywood Reporter, Weissman, Taber, Michael Sugar, Neeko


Influencers describe what it's like to use Community, the invite-only marketing app that lets them text message with their fans

The text-marketing startup Community has raised tens of millions of dollars from investors like Ashton Kutcher to build an app where celebrities and influencers can send texts directly to their fans.  Community's app remains invite-only, and the company is sharing very little publicly about how its product works.  Business Insider spoke to influencers testing out Community's app to learn more about the platform.  Click here for more BI Prime stories. The text-marketing startup Community has g...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York, Instagram, Youtube, La, Trends, Paul Mccartney, Community, Ashton Kutcher, Ellen Degeneres, Jonas Brothers, Weissman, Jake Paul, LOS ANGELES Community, Tiktok


Influencers reveal what it's like to use the invite-only marketing app Community that lets them text message with their fans

The text-marketing startup Community has raised tens of millions of dollars from investors like Ashton Kutcher to build an app where celebrities and influencers can send texts directly to their fans.  Community's app remains in a closed beta, and the company is sharing very little publicly about how its product works.  Business Insider spoke to influencers testing out Community's app to learn more about the platform.  Click here for more BI Prime stories. The text-marketing startup Community ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York, Instagram, Youtube, La, Trends, Paul Mccartney, Community, Ashton Kutcher, Ellen Degeneres, Jonas Brothers, Weissman, Jake Paul, LOS ANGELES Community, Tiktok


Dwayne Johnson & Issa Rae Producing Backyard Wrestling Series at HBO

Dwayne Johnson & Issa Rae producing backyard wrestling series at HBO According to Variety, HBO is in the process of developing a brand new half-hour series about backyard wrestling titled Tre Cnt (aka Tre Count), with Dwayne Johnson and Issa Rae attached to serve as executive producers. This project marks Johnson and Rae’s latest collaboration with the network, who have worked with on their respective shows Ballers, which aired its final season in 2019, and Insecure, which is currently airin...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Disney, Netflix, TV News, Houston, Ashton Kutcher, Johnson, Golden Globe, Adam, Rae, Blumhouse, Issa Rae


Instagram only had 13 employees when it was bought by Facebook for $1 billion. A decade later, here's where they've all ended up. (FB)

When Instagram was bought by Facebook in 2012, it only had 13 employees — including founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. While many of the early employees are still at Instagram, several have gone on to other startups, have launched their own companies, or have left the tech world altogether.  Systrom and Krieger stayed at Instagram until September 2018. These days, they're working on a new website to track the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for mor...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, New York, Texas, Instagram, Microsoft, Africa, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Washington Dc, Middle East, Ashton Kutcher, Portland Oregon, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger


Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis launch 'Quarantine Wine' to help coronavirus relief efforts

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are launching their own bottle of wine to help coronavirus relief efforts. 100% of the proceeds will go to charities.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Religion, Ashton Kutcher, Usa Today, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher Mila Kunis


Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis selling 'Quarantine Wine'

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis want you to raise a glass for a good cause.
Tags: News, Stories, Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis


Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis selling 'Quarantine Wine' to help relief efforts

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis want you to raise a glass for a good cause.
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Instagram founder Kevin Systrom once reportedly saved Ashton Kutcher's life during a house fire (FB)

Ashton Kutcher was once reportedly saved by Instagram founder Kevin Systrom after a ski house they were staying at went up in flames. That's according to Bloomberg reporter Sarah Frier's new book, "No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram." Kutcher had invited Systrom to a weekend trip in Utah, along with several other startup founders. But around 4 a.m., the wall next the fireplace started on fire. Systrom woke up Kutcher and all the other guests and made sure everyone got out safely.  While ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Utah, Hollywood, Instagram, Trends, Bloomberg, Ashton Kutcher, Jack Dorsey, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Guy Oseary, Systrom, Kutcher, Sarah Frier, Joshua Kushner


Ranking the New Quibi Shows From Worst to Best

Quibi! It’s here, folks, and it’s ready to change the streaming service game – or so it hopes. Quibi, which stands for “quick bites”, wants to be your go-to streaming service when you only have about 5 to 10 minutes to kill. Rather than offering traditional half-hour or hour-long content, Quibi gives viewers content either in quick five-minute bursts, or split up over a series of 5 to 10-minute parts that add up to a whole. The streaming service has just launched with a surprising amount of new...
Tags: Movies, Nbc, Reese Witherspoon, Features, Canada, Italy, Jennifer Lopez, Kaitlin Olson, Christoph Waltz, Liam Hemsworth, Ashton Kutcher, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Turner, Will Arnett, Keke Palmer


Quibi Releases ‘Punk’d’ Reboot and ‘Thanks a Million’ Trailers, Offering a Year Free to T-Mobile Customers

Quibi is still on track to debut on April 6, even in the face of a lawsuit trying to stop them, bringing a cavalcade of new movies (in chapters) and TV shows that you’ll be able to stream to your phone. You probably won’t be watching this stuff on-the-go as Quibi originally intended, at least not while the coronavirus outbreak is still spreading across the globe, but you can still check them out from the comfort of your own home. Plus, T-Mobile will let you get a free Quibi subscription for a y...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Nick Jonas, Mtv, Punk, T Mobile, Justin Bieber, Jennifer-Lopez, Aaron Rodgers, Anthony Davis, Ashton Kutcher, Chance The Rapper, Karlie Kloss, Magenta, Ty Dolla $ign


15 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 15 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, Bloomberg, West, Dylan Thomas, Himalayas, William Shakespeare, Ashton Kutcher, Portland Oregon


Quibi’s Punk’d Revival Series Trailer Features New Host Chance the Rapper

Quibi’s Punk’d Revival Series Trailer Features New Host Chance the Rapper Quibi and MTV Studios have released the official Punk’d trailer featuring Chance the Rapper as the new host and executive producer for the reboot of the iconic MTV prank series. You can check out the trailer now below and catch the premiere on April 6! Quibi is currently offering a 90-day free trial for those who sign-up before April 30. RELATED: Thanks a Million Trailer: Jennifer Lopez Gets Charitable in Quibi Series T...
Tags: Video, TV, Movies, Mtv, Punk, TV News, Jennifer Lopez, Streaming, Ashton Kutcher, Jason Goldberg, ComingSoon, MTV Studios, Quibi, Punk'd, Liza Koshy Scott Disick, MTV Studios Chance the Rapper


'I am disturbed': Vermont's attorney general is suing Clearview AI over its facial recognition app that uses images scraped from Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube

Clearview AI, the company behind a controversial facial recognition app, was just sued by the Vermont attorney general over alleged privacy violations. The app uses a database of face images scraped from websites and social media, allowing clients to upload a picture of someone's face and view matches. The company's clients reportedly include police departments, multinational corporations, and wealthy individuals. This is the first lawsuit against the company filed by a prosecutor. Visit Busin...
Tags: New York, Trends, New York Times, The Times, Nba, Ashton Kutcher, Illinois, Vermont, BuzzFeed News, Facebook Instagram, Donovan, ClearView, TJ Donovan, John Catsimatidis, Clearview AI, Macy s Walmart


'I am disturbed': Vermont's attorney general is suing a controversial facial recognition app that uses images scraped from social media to create a database for police and wealthy clients

Clearview AI, the company behind a controversial facial recognition app, was just sued by the Vermont attorney general over alleged privacy violations. The app uses a database of face images scraped from websites and social media, allowing clients to upload a picture of someone's face and view matches. The company's clients reportedly include police departments, multinational corporations, and wealthy individuals. This is the first lawsuit against the company filed by a prosecutor. Visit Busin...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Elon Musk, New York, Trends, New York Times, The Times, Nba, Ashton Kutcher, Illinois, Bing, Vermont, BuzzFeed News, Donovan, ClearView, Google Bing


A former Dropbox employee who moved to VC and made partner in 2 years shares his best advice for how to break into investing

Mark Goldberg, a partner at Index Ventures, took a title cut for his job in venture capital.  It felt like a step backward, he told Harry Stebbings on an episode of "The Twenty Minute VC," a venture-capital podcast. The title cut put him on a path to becoming a partner at the firm, where he focuses on investments in financial services, insurance, real estate, and enterprise software. His advice to people who want to break into the venture-capital industry is to take a position because of its r...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Fun, Ashton Kutcher, Index Ventures, Goldberg, Mark Goldberg, Harry Stebbings, Stebbings


Clearview AI scraped billions of photos from social media to build a facial recognition app that can ID anyone — here's everything you need to know about the mysterious company (FB, GOOGL, TWTR)

A software startup that scraped billions of images from major web services — including Facebook, Google, and YouTube — is selling its tool to law enforcement agencies across the United States. The app can be loaded onto smartphones, and used to instantly identify unknown people. The point of the software is to match unknown faces with publicly available photos, thus identifying crime suspects. But the startup, Clearview AI, has faced major criticism for the way it obtains images: By taking the...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Texas, US, Trends, Linkedin, Walmart, United States, New York Times, Peter Thiel, Nba, Manhattan, Cbs, Silicon Valley, The New York Times, Ashton Kutcher


Clearview AI can be fun — if you’re dirty, stinking rich

After scraping the web for billions of our photos, making dubious claims of accuracy, and marketing its software to countries with authoritarian regimes, Clearview AI has somehow reached yet another new frontier in dystopian facial recognition. According to the New York Times’ Kashmir Hill, America’s elites have been using the software as a plaything. They include billionaire businessmen finding out who their daughters were dating, the kids of Texan investors checking out who else they look like...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, New York Times, Ashton Kutcher, ClearView, Neural, Kashmir Hill America


A startup worker who left for an associate job at a venture capital firm at age 30 explains why taking a title cut was the best decision for his career

Mark Goldberg, a partner at Index Ventures, took a title cut for his current job in venture capital.  It felt like a step backward, he told podcaster Harry Stebbings on an episode of The Twenty Minute VC. The title cut put him on a path to becoming a partner at the firm, where he focuses on investments in financial services, insurance, real estate, and enterprise software. His advice to people who want to break into the venture capital industry is to take a position because of its responsibili...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Fun, Ashton Kutcher, Index Ventures, Goldberg, Mark Goldberg, Harry Stebbings, Stebbings


A startup worker who left for an associate job at a venture-capital firm at 30 explains why taking a title cut was the best decision for his career

Mark Goldberg, a partner at Index Ventures, took a title cut for his job in venture capital.  It felt like a step backward, he told Harry Stebbings on an episode of "The Twenty Minute VC," a venture-capital podcast. The title cut put him on a path to becoming a partner at the firm, where he focuses on investments in financial services, insurance, real estate, and enterprise software. His advice to people who want to break into the venture-capital industry is to take a position because of its r...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Fun, Ashton Kutcher, Index Ventures, Goldberg, Mark Goldberg, Harry Stebbings, Stebbings


Ashton Kutcher dropped a big hint that he may be a user of a controversial facial recognition app while eating hot wings on YouTube last year

A startup that scraped billions of images from major web services — including Facebook, Google, and YouTube — created software that matches people with publicly available photos to identify them. The software can be loaded onto smartphones, and used to instantly identify unknown people. During an interview on "Hot Ones" from September 2019, actor-turned-investor Ashton Kutcher described having access to an app that sounds very similar — an app that potential investors in the startup were given...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, New York, Youtube, New York City, Trends, Walmart, Netflix, New York Times, Nba, Ashton Kutcher, Macy, Facebook Google, Epstein, ClearView, Kutcher


A billionaire said he spied on his daughter's date using a secretive and controversial facial recognition app that the company insisted was only used by law enforcement

A startup that scraped billions of images from major web services — including Facebook, Google, and YouTube — created software that matches people with publicly available photos to identify them. The software can be loaded onto smartphones, and used to instantly identify unknown people. In one stunning example, the tool was used by billionaire supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis to identify his daughter's mystery date at Cipriani, a swanky restaurant in downtown Manhattan. "I wanted to make ...
Tags: Facebook, Youtube, US, Trends, Walmart, New York Times, Nba, Manhattan, Cbs, The New York Times, Louisiana, Ashton Kutcher, Terms Of Service, Andrea, Macy, Cipriani


12 ultra-wealthy people who aren't leaving their fortunes to their children

Laurene Powell Jobs doesn't plan on leaving the $24 billion she inherited from her late husband Apple founder Steve Jobs to her children, she told The New York Times on Friday. Several other high-profile millionaires and billionaires have declared they won't be leaving the entirety of their massive fortunes to their children. Many of these wealthy parents have pledged to give the majority of their wealth away to charitable organizations by signing the Giving Pledge. Sting said he plans to spen...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Star Wars, Usa, Hollywood, Jobs, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, New York City, US, America, Trends, Bloomberg, Daily Mirror, Daily Mail


A serial founder who's previously nabbed backing from Mark Benioff and Michael Jordan explains why he's jumping into the world of bathroom remodeling with his latest startup

Roger Dickey has previously started three other startups and invested in more than 60. His latest venture? Remodeling bathrooms.  Made Renovations designs bathrooms, purchases the building equipment, and then coordinates with contractors to complete the renovation.  The company has come out of stealth round with a $9 million seed round led by Base10 Partners, with funding from from Felicis Ventures and Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. The company has also launched a San Francisco showroom.  Visit ...
Tags: Facebook, US, San Francisco, Trends, Zynga, Michael Jordan, Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley, WeWork, Ashton Kutcher, East Bay, Gigster, Felicis Ventures, Marc Benioff, Mark Benioff, Dickey


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