Geoff Weiss

Geoff Weiss

Staff Writer. Frequently covers tech, fad foods, YouTube, celebrity entrepreneurs and viral trends.
Google Launches Interactive Games on Times Square's Biggest Billboard Ever
Outdoor advertising

Google Launches Interactive Games on Times Square's Biggest Billboard Ever

The search giant is the first company in the world to rent out the football field-sized screen -- with a tenure that will last throughout the ever-critical holiday shopping season.
New Google Initiative Enables Ad-Free Browsing on Certain Sites for a Monthly Fee
Online Advertising

New Google Initiative Enables Ad-Free Browsing on Certain Sites for a Monthly Fee

The Contributor program allows users to directly support their favorite sites as opposed to today's mostly ad-funded media model.
The Entrepreneurial Backstory of 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Creator R.A. Montgomery
Books

The Entrepreneurial Backstory of 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Creator R.A. Montgomery

The noted author and publisher died earlier this month at the age of 78.
Super-Speedy 5G Mobile Network Slated to Kick Off at the 2018 World Cup
Mobile

Super-Speedy 5G Mobile Network Slated to Kick Off at the 2018 World Cup

Huawei and leading Russian carrier Megafon are honing the technology in the run-up to the 2018 games.
Come 2015, Apple Will Reportedly Bake Beats Music-Streaming Service Into iOS
Music

Come 2015, Apple Will Reportedly Bake Beats Music-Streaming Service Into iOS

The move would represent Apple's first attempt to capitalize on its $3 billion purchase of Beats Electronics in May.
How Barilla Transformed Into a Trailblazer for Corporate Equality
LGBT

How Barilla Transformed Into a Trailblazer for Corporate Equality

Today, the company has added transgender-related care to its health benefits, contributes money to gay rights causes and has featured a lesbian couple on a promotional website.
How to Improve Your Google AdWords Campaign This Holiday Season
SEO

How to Improve Your Google AdWords Campaign This Holiday Season

With online shoppers becoming increasingly nocturnal this holiday season -- and likely to click on a dozen websites before making a purchase -- it's critical to tap into evolving consumer habits.
In a Catch-22, This App Rewards People for Setting Down Their Phones
Mobile

In a Catch-22, This App Rewards People for Setting Down Their Phones

A trio of Singaporean entrepreneurs just won $30,000 in funding for an app called Apple Tree, which is designed to encourage face-to-face interaction.
Widow Brings Husband's Ashes to T-Mobile Store After Company Refuses to Cancel His Contract
Customer Service

Widow Brings Husband's Ashes to T-Mobile Store After Company Refuses to Cancel His Contract

A 56-year-old widow from Wales has said that it was easier -- procedurally speaking -- to bury her late husband than to cancel his T-Mobile cell phone contract.
Soon, Almost Everyone Over the Age of 6 Will Have a Mobile Phone: Report
Mobile

Soon, Almost Everyone Over the Age of 6 Will Have a Mobile Phone: Report

The report by communications giant Ericsson also stated that mobile growth is happening the fastest in India and China, with video comprising the largest segment of data traffic.
Will Podcasts Like 'Serial' Be the Binge-Worthy Successors to TV?
Trends

Will Podcasts Like 'Serial' Be the Binge-Worthy Successors to TV?

The record-shattering success of 'Serial' points to a storytelling medium that is at once seemingly groundbreaking and also oddly old-fashioned.
Going Gangster: Samsung Reports Sustainability Efforts in Rap Video
Sustainability

Going Gangster: Samsung Reports Sustainability Efforts in Rap Video

'Here we go, one scheme/Samsung to the rescue/Put wings to your dreams/ Everyone just listen.'
Craftsy, a Startup Synthesis of YouTube and Etsy, Cinches $50 Million in New Funding
MOOC

Craftsy, a Startup Synthesis of YouTube and Etsy, Cinches $50 Million in New Funding

The Denver-based company, which vends hundreds of video tutorials in various crafting fields, now counts $106 million in venture capital.
Why France Is Rebranding the 'Doggie Bag'
Restaurants

Why France Is Rebranding the 'Doggie Bag'

A new campaign seeks to overcome long-held stereotypes that asking for leftovers is either stingy or piggish.
There's an Epic Battle of Christmas Commercials Unfolding in the U.K.
Advertising

There's an Epic Battle of Christmas Commercials Unfolding in the U.K.

In one corner -- swooning penguins. In the other -- a heartrending historical account of soldiers calling a temporary truce.