Geoff Weiss

Geoff Weiss

Staff Writer

Geoff Weiss is a staff writer at Entrepreneur.com.

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Universal Music Looking for Next Big YouTube Star With New Record Label
Business News

Universal Music Looking for Next Big YouTube Star With New Record Label

The venture signals that YouTube stars with palpable buzz and inbuilt fan bases have become increasingly enticing to the world’s biggest music corporations.
From Pizza in a Cone to Poutine: The Marketing Power of Far-Out Food Franchises
Franchises

From Pizza in a Cone to Poutine: The Marketing Power of Far-Out Food Franchises

These franchise founders are turning oddball menu offerings into serious business.
Hasbro to Let Fans Design 3-D Printed My Little Pony Art
Technology

Hasbro to Let Fans Design 3-D Printed My Little Pony Art

Hasbro and the online marketplace Shapeways said their team-up marks the first time that a major global company has opened up its intellectual property for fan-made products.
One of the World's Richest Men Wants a Three-Day Workweek
Lifestyle

One of the World's Richest Men Wants a Three-Day Workweek

Speaking at a business conference in Paraguay, Mexican telecommunications billionaire Carlos Slim called for a 'radical overhaul' of the traditional workweek paradigm.
FedEx Faces Federal Indictment on Decade-Long Drug Trafficking Charges
Business News

FedEx Faces Federal Indictment on Decade-Long Drug Trafficking Charges

One of the world's largest couriers has been accused of conspiring to deliver prescription drugs on behalf of illegal Internet pharmacies.
Facebook Pilots 'Buy' Button as Twitter Snaps Up Payments Startup CardSpring
Social Media

Facebook Pilots 'Buy' Button as Twitter Snaps Up Payments Startup CardSpring

The line between social network and ecommerce platform is looking increasingly blurred.
French Court Sides With Business Owner Over Negative Online Review
Business News

French Court Sides With Business Owner Over Negative Online Review

The decision creates a new crime of 'being too highly ranked' on a search engine, the blogger says.
Watch Out Oyster: Amazon Accidentally Unveils Kindle Unlimited, an All-You-Can Read Book Subscription Service
Business News

Watch Out Oyster: Amazon Accidentally Unveils Kindle Unlimited, an All-You-Can Read Book Subscription Service

The service, which will offer 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks for a monthly fee of $9.99, takes aim at book subscription forerunners Oyster and Scribd.
This Startup Wants to Bring Personal Breathalyzers to the Masses
Technology

This Startup Wants to Bring Personal Breathalyzers to the Masses

The BACtrack Vio is a keychain-sized breathalyzer alongside which users can track their intoxication levels via a smartphone app.
LivingSocial Poaches New CEO, Gautam Thakar, From eBay
Business News

LivingSocial Poaches New CEO, Gautam Thakar, From eBay

Following widespread layoffs and evolving business models at the daily deals site, Thakar will succeed founder Tim O'Shaughnessy in August.
To Engage Followers, Remember This One Simple Social Media Tip
Grow Your Business

To Engage Followers, Remember This One Simple Social Media Tip

While many small businesses blast out content via social channels, some fail to spawn authentic consumer engagement.
Google Unveils Project Zero, an Elite Cybersecurity Squad to Fight Hackers
Technology

Google Unveils Project Zero, an Elite Cybersecurity Squad to Fight Hackers

'We're hiring,' the company says of its new security outfit, which will work to maintain cybersecurity across the Internet going beyond Google's own workings on the web.
In Landmark Deal, Apple and IBM Join Up to Develop Business Apps
Technology

In Landmark Deal, Apple and IBM Join Up to Develop Business Apps

The wide-ranging partnership aims to combine IBM's big data and analytics proficiencies with Apple’s ubiquity and usability.
Microsoft Reportedly Prepping Massive Round of Layoffs
Business News

Microsoft Reportedly Prepping Massive Round of Layoffs

The announcement, which could arrive as soon as this week, comes as the company seeks to integrate roughly 30,000 new employees on the heels of its Nokia acquisition.
U.S. Says Fourth Amendment Does Not Protect Digitally-Stored Data
Technology

U.S. Says Fourth Amendment Does Not Protect Digitally-Stored Data

A drug trafficking case in which the government is demanding Microsoft hand over emails stored in a Dublin datacenter has called into question Fourth Amendment rights in a digital era.
Sotheby's Joins Up With eBay to Bring Rarefied Fine Art to Digital Masses
Business News

Sotheby's Joins Up With eBay to Bring Rarefied Fine Art to Digital Masses

The move signals a democratization of the uber-elite art and collectibles market, as well as growing consumer confidence in online shopping.
Google Glass Creator Babak Parviz Snagged by Amazon
Technology

Google Glass Creator Babak Parviz Snagged by Amazon

While Parviz's expertise lies in the realm of high-tech optics, it is not yet known what projects he will undertake at Amazon.
Orphaned and Homeless, How This Self-Taught Techie Founded a Multi-Million Dollar Empire
The 'Treps

Orphaned and Homeless, How This Self-Taught Techie Founded a Multi-Million Dollar Empire

Jason Wolfe's leading e-tail venture, GiftCards.com, took shape while he was living in his car and teaching himself to code with books checked out of the library.
Wait, What? Microsoft CEO Says Company Needs to Rediscover Its Soul.
Leadership

Wait, What? Microsoft CEO Says Company Needs to Rediscover Its Soul.

Huge changes are coming to Microsoft, says CEO Satya Nadella in a rambling manifesto -- but just what kinds of changes are anybody's guess.
A Peek at the Startups in Disney's First-Ever Accelerator Program
Grow Your Business

A Peek at the Startups in Disney's First-Ever Accelerator Program

Running the gamut from products for children to houses of high-tech, each winner will receive $120,000 in investment capital and mentoring from top Disney execs.
Google to Offer Business Owners 2 TB of Free Storage for a Year
Technology

Google to Offer Business Owners 2 TB of Free Storage for a Year

Amid pricing wars between corporate computing leaders Amazon, Microsoft and Google, industry experts predict that cloud storage may soon become entirely free.
Facebook Says Cheerleader's Chilling Hunting Photos Violate Its Community Standards
Social Media

Facebook Says Cheerleader's Chilling Hunting Photos Violate Its Community Standards

Facebook has scrapped graphic images showcasing Kendall Jones' hunting conquests -- but not in response to public outcry, the company claims.
Tesla Gets Smacked With Trademark Lawsuit in China
Business News

Tesla Gets Smacked With Trademark Lawsuit in China

A suit brought today by Zhan Baosheng, who registered the 'Tesla' trademark in China in 2006, could decelerate the electric car-maker's eastward expansion.
More People Want to Get Shocked Than Sit in Total Stillness for 15 Minutes
Technology

More People Want to Get Shocked Than Sit in Total Stillness for 15 Minutes

With our attention spans shorter than ever, a new study found that people are willing to go to shocking lengths to avoid sitting still.
Why the TSA Now Wants You to Turn On Your Cell Phone Before Boarding
Technology

Why the TSA Now Wants You to Turn On Your Cell Phone Before Boarding

'Powerless devices will not be permitted onboard the aircraft,' the TSA said, in order to thwart bombs potentially concealed within handheld gadgets.
Georgetown Cupcake Founders: We're Living Proof That the Cupcake Isn't Dead
The 'Treps

Georgetown Cupcake Founders: We're Living Proof That the Cupcake Isn't Dead

Reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated, say the duo behind one of the nation's leading cupcakeries.
Following Massive Protests, London Transport Authority Rules Uber Is Legal
Business News

Following Massive Protests, London Transport Authority Rules Uber Is Legal

The decision hinged upon a differentiation between traditional taxicab meters and the smartphone technology by which Uber charges passengers.
U.K. to Investigate Facebook's 'Poorly Communicated' Psych Experiment
Business News

U.K. to Investigate Facebook's 'Poorly Communicated' Psych Experiment

‘We never meant to upset you,’ said Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg in an apology that failed to acknowledge the polarizing content of the experiment itself.
Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi: 'I Don’t Think Women Can Have It All'
Leadership

Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi: 'I Don’t Think Women Can Have It All'

'The biological clock and the career clock are in total conflict with each other. So we’re screwed,' she joked, speaking at The Aspen Ideas Festival on Monday.
Boston Installs Phone-Charging Solar Benches Across City Parks
Technology

Boston Installs Phone-Charging Solar Benches Across City Parks

The Soofa not only charges devices on-the-go, but captures environmental data such as weather, noise levels, air quality and number of passersby per hour.
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