Title: Ashton Kutcher Promotes His Tech Investments on “Two and a Half Men”
Article by: Ben Parr
Ashton Kutcher has been an avid investor in many social media tech startups. He’s also one of the most influencial celebrities on Twitter. He’s now been using his new spot on “Two and a Half Men” to give some exposure to these companies. On the last episode of the show, he had stickers all over the cover of his laptop from companies such as Foursquare, GroupMe, Hipmunk, Chegg and Flipboard.
It’s likely that these social media startups were hoping for this sort of mainstream exposure when they made deals with Kutcher. However, it’s been reported that CBS didn’t like him promoting these companies for free. They’ve responded that for future episodes these stickers will be obscured.