Ashton Kutcher, the television and film actor who has recently made forays into the technology sector, has been hired by Lenovo to serve as a product engineer and brand ambassador. Kutcher will help the company develop new tablet products that have greater appeal to consumers, while also helping to promote their products to a wider U.S. audience.
Kutcher's involvement with technology began recently with the founding of his venture capital fund A-Grade Investments, which has small stakes in many successful startups including Airbnb, Foursquare, Spotify, Path and Uber. Kutcher is also well known for having played Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in a recent movie. He also has a highly visible presence on Twitter, as his account currently has over 15 million followers.
"If you look at my career, what's constant is I like to take risks — so does Lenovo," Kutcher told USA Today. "Lenovo makes really, really, really good hardware. I hope to make their products as consumer friendly as possible."
Lenovo isn't the only Chinese firm to hire a celebrity to back its products. Huawei Technologies was one of the sponsors for a Jonas Brothers tour and tech company ZTE has entered into a partnership with the Houston Rockets National Basketball Association team.
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