Geoff Weiss

Geoff Weiss

Staff Writer. Frequently covers YouTube, celebrity entrepreneurs and viral trends.
Here Are the Best Months, Days and Times to Publish YouTube Videos
Content Strategy

Here Are the Best Months, Days and Times to Publish YouTube Videos

Whenever possible, aim for Thursday or Friday between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Taylor Swift's Latest Trademark Filings Reveal a Shrewd Business Strategy
Celebrities

Taylor Swift's Latest Trademark Filings Reveal a Shrewd Business Strategy

The star stealthily filed trademark applications for certain lyrical stylings from her latest album, '1989.'
Like Twitter, Facebook's Super Bowl Game Plan to Include Ads Sold in Real Time
Advertising

Like Twitter, Facebook's Super Bowl Game Plan to Include Ads Sold in Real Time

New technology developed by Facebook will enable marketers to deploy content regarding events as they unfold.
Taiwanese Parents Now Legally Required to Restrict Their Tech-Addicted Teens
Legal

Taiwanese Parents Now Legally Required to Restrict Their Tech-Addicted Teens

A new law states that residents aged 18 and under should not exceed a 'reasonable' amount of use and carries a $1,595 fine.
NFL Launches First Official YouTube Channel Days Before Super Bowl Kickoff
YouTube

NFL Launches First Official YouTube Channel Days Before Super Bowl Kickoff

After years of fiercely protecting its content, the NFL has reached a deal with YouTube to distribute game previews, highlights, recaps and more.
Fearing Safety, Police Ask Google to Turn Off Officer-Tracking Feature in Waze App
Security

Fearing Safety, Police Ask Google to Turn Off Officer-Tracking Feature in Waze App

Amid roiling tensions with police, officers are urging Google-owned Waze to disable a crowdsourced feature that details their whereabouts.
Uber to Cap Surge Pricing During Winter Storm Juno
Surge Pricing

Uber to Cap Surge Pricing During Winter Storm Juno

In the past, the company has come under fire for surging prices during times of crisis.
Tumblr Launches New Ad Initiative to Connect Popular Bloggers With Major Brands
Artists

Tumblr Launches New Ad Initiative to Connect Popular Bloggers With Major Brands

The Creatrs Network would give marketers access to the kind of content that is already resonating among Tumblr's 420 million total users.
Beanies, Tees and Steez: How Shaun Neff Built a $100 Million Business Out of His Backpack
Fashion

Beanies, Tees and Steez: How Shaun Neff Built a $100 Million Business Out of His Backpack

The headwear entrepreneur, whose eponymous line of SoCal-leaning merchandise is one of the hottest lifestyle brands on the youth market, has always been something of a natural born hustler.
Tootsie Roll Appoints 83-Year-Old Widow as CEO; Sale Rumors Swirl
Leadership

Tootsie Roll Appoints 83-Year-Old Widow as CEO; Sale Rumors Swirl

Ellen Gordon, 83, will succeed her 95-year-old husband, Melvin, who was the oldest CEO of any company listed on the New York Stock Exchange or the Nasdaq Stock Market.
James Patterson Wants to Ignite Sales With $300,000 Self-Destructing Book
Publicity Stunts

James Patterson Wants to Ignite Sales With $300,000 Self-Destructing Book

The prolific author is offering one reader a trip to an undisclosed location and the chance to read one of his books in 24 hours -- or else.
You'll Never Guess Which Country Boasts the Most Female-Run Businesses on Earth
Gender gap

You'll Never Guess Which Country Boasts the Most Female-Run Businesses on Earth

Roughly 59 percent of all Jamaican companies are helmed by women, while Norway counts the highest proportion of companies with women serving as the chair of the board.
This Is Bill and Melinda Gates' Prediction for the Future of Online Education
Education

This Is Bill and Melinda Gates' Prediction for the Future of Online Education

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gives more money to education than any other cause in the United States.
Smart Jewelry Startup Ringly Cinches $5.1 Million in New Funding
Funding

Smart Jewelry Startup Ringly Cinches $5.1 Million in New Funding

Andreessen Horowitz led the Series A round for Ringly, which makes rings that discretely flash and vibrate to signify smartphone notifications.
How One of the Internet's Biggest Viral Stars Turned Her Moment Into Momentum
YouTube

How One of the Internet's Biggest Viral Stars Turned Her Moment Into Momentum

In the pantheon of viral videos, Rebecca Black's 'Friday' may be among the most notorious. Here's how the teen star has parlayed her explosive success.