Geoff Weiss

Geoff Weiss

Staff Writer. Frequently covers YouTube, celebrity entrepreneurs and viral trends.
How YouTube Megastar Connor Franta Is Channeling His Eclectic Passions Into Entrepreneurial Gold
YouTube

How YouTube Megastar Connor Franta Is Channeling His Eclectic Passions Into Entrepreneurial Gold

Brand partnerships can be a goldmine for today's biggest YouTubers. But 22-year-old Connor Franta, who boasts a digital footprint of 5 million followers, would much rather build brands of his own.
BlackBerry's New Phone 'Classic' Is a Throwback to Its Heyday
Smartphones

BlackBerry's New Phone 'Classic' Is a Throwback to Its Heyday

Will today's smartphone shoppers -- ever in pursuit of the next big thing -- be enticed by a product harkening back to the primitive devices of yore? BlackBerry hopes so.
Report: Having a Bad Job Is More Psychologically Damaging Than Being Unemployed
Career Mental Health

Report: Having a Bad Job Is More Psychologically Damaging Than Being Unemployed

New research calls into question the well-accustomed axiom that any job is better than no job at all.
More Than 100,000 WordPress Websites Reportedly Infected by Russian Malware
Hackers

More Than 100,000 WordPress Websites Reportedly Infected by Russian Malware

Google has already flagged 11,000 malicious domains -- though it is likely that many more than that have been compromised by a mysterious virus called 'SoakSoak.'
This Company Sold $180,000 Worth of Actual B.S. on Black Friday
Publicity Stunts

This Company Sold $180,000 Worth of Actual B.S. on Black Friday

While many doubted that Cards Against Humanity would post real bull feces in the mail, shoppers opened their packages this week with a mix of disgusted delight.
Just-Launched 'Robinhood' App Allows Users to Buy and Sell Stocks for Free
Stocks

Just-Launched 'Robinhood' App Allows Users to Buy and Sell Stocks for Free

The stock market is the latest industry to be democratized by the startup sphere.
YouTube Looks Back at the Biggest Viral Trends of 2014 in Epic Video Mashup
Viral Videos

YouTube Looks Back at the Biggest Viral Trends of 2014 in Epic Video Mashup

The fourth annual edition of YouTube Rewind features an onslaught of international Internet celebrities, remixed hit songs and viral video reenactments.
Apple and IBM Roll Out 10 New Mobile Apps Exclusively for Businesses
business apps

Apple and IBM Roll Out 10 New Mobile Apps Exclusively for Businesses

The release marks the first wave of a landmark partnership that will ultimately see more than 100 business apps developed by the former adversaries.
With 4 Kids and Counting, YouTube CEO Explains How Motherhood Heightened Her Productivity
Leadership

With 4 Kids and Counting, YouTube CEO Explains How Motherhood Heightened Her Productivity

Susan Wojcicki says that work and motherhood aren't mutually exclusive.
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Abercrombie's Polarizing CEO Abruptly Retires
Leadership

Abercrombie's Polarizing CEO Abruptly Retires

Mike Jeffries' lengthy reign has not been without its fair share of controversies.
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How Longchamp Turned the Basic Nylon Tote Into a Full-Blown Luxury Icon
Fashion

How Longchamp Turned the Basic Nylon Tote Into a Full-Blown Luxury Icon

When the French luxury house introduced its Le Pliage bag 20 years ago, it was met with very little fanfare. Three years later and with virtually no marketing, it became a hit. Today, the company sells 10 a minute.
Bill Gates' 5 Favorite Books of 2014
Business Books

Bill Gates' 5 Favorite Books of 2014

Recommended to him by Warren Buffett, Gates calls 'Business Adventures' by John Brooks the best business book he's ever read.
How a 10-Minute Spot on QVC Turned This Woman Into a $100 Million Cosmetics Mogul
Women Entrepreneurs

How a 10-Minute Spot on QVC Turned This Woman Into a $100 Million Cosmetics Mogul

With a unique ability to weave visual backstories and touch untold masses, QVC can serve as a transformative vehicle for entrepreneurs.
Sephora Mistakenly Rolls Out Vulgar Hashtag
proofreading

Sephora Mistakenly Rolls Out Vulgar Hashtag

How a simple misspelling threw an entire promotional campaign into complete disarray.
Mark Zuckerberg Slams Apple's CEO Over Comments About Customers
Leadership

Mark Zuckerberg Slams Apple's CEO Over Comments About Customers

Facebook's co-founder has come out swinging against a letter written by Tim Cook criticizing ad-based businesses.
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