Ashton Kutcher came to the defense of Airbnb and its CEO Brian Chesky after a protester interrupted his talk at the company's Airbnb Open event in Los Angeles.
From enlisting Ashton Kutcher for commercials and product development to using mobile and social media to target people in the market for a new phone, Motorola's 2014 acquisition by Lenovo is starting to take shape this year.
The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week attracted a diverse crowd, from suited CMOs to A-list celebs. Here's a look at some of the hottest events.
Ashton Kutcher, an investor in Uber, has taken to Twitter to question the uproar around recent comments by the car-sharing app's svp of business, Emil Michael.
CBS may clean up with its prime-time comedies, but if the volume of complaints received by the Federal Communications Commission is any indication, many Americans would like to wash the network’s mouth out with soap.
Facebook has finally entered the video ads business in a big way. After multiple delays, Facebook last week rolled out a test of its autoplay ads to a select group of users. And the company clearly is thinking big, based on a deck that's been circulating which articulates the company's ambitions to challenge TV (not to mentioned these new ads $2 million price tag). The move raises an interesting set of questions. After the guaranteed user screaming, protest pages and mass threats of never using Facebook again (it is Facebook after all), when people get used to autoplay video on the site, does Facebook start to take things further? Does the company start to become a massive video distributor? A Web video hotbed that could challenge YouTube? Or an actual programmer?
Once the burden of acknowledging the grave importance of its subject matter has been palliated by a series of high-tensile, all-star cameos (Oprah Winfrey, Robin Williams, Jane Fonda), there are two main takeaways from the trailer for the "inspired by a true" story of a black butler working at the White House through times of social upheaval.
For those of us quietly hoping that Two and a Half Men co-star Angus T. Jones would embark on a Tiger Blood/Bitchin’ Rock Star From Mars media junket following his recent outburst about the show, it looks like the 19-year-old actor is going the more traditional route.
Demi Moore will not be terribly impressed by the new Popchips ad campaign, starring her ex, Ashton Kutcher, in which he looks for love in spoof dating-site videos. Kutcher plays four characters—a flaming diva, a slow-moving hippie, an excitable Bollywood producer and a soft-spoken biker. Kutcher, who was named the brand's "president of pop culture" in 2010, worked on the ads with the agency Zambezi in Los Angeles. They don't really do much for me, but surely the untold billions of Kutcher fans will disagree. UPDATE: The ad with Raj, the Indian character, has been pulled amid complaints of racism.