Geoff Weiss

Geoff Weiss

Staff Writer. Frequently covers YouTube, celebrity entrepreneurs and viral trends.
This Epic Office Holiday Party Featured a Massive, Detergent-Soaked Slip 'N' Slide
Fun

This Epic Office Holiday Party Featured a Massive, Detergent-Soaked Slip 'N' Slide

An Australian travel company called Flight Centre may take the cake for 2015's most over-the-top holiday party yet.
Getting Bill Gates as Your Reddit Secret Santa Is Nowhere Near as Cool as It Sounds
Holidays

Getting Bill Gates as Your Reddit Secret Santa Is Nowhere Near as Cool as It Sounds

Gates' gift-giving style is notably consistent and also far less ostentatious than one might expect from one of the richest men on Earth.
Screaming Babies on a Plane? This Couple's Solution is a Poignant Lesson in Travel Etiquette.
Travel Tips

Screaming Babies on a Plane? This Couple's Solution is a Poignant Lesson in Travel Etiquette.

'I'll try to be on my best behavior,' reads a letter to passengers written by 1-year-old Madeline's mom and dad, 'but I'd like to apologize in advance if I lose my cool, get scared or my ears hurt.'
Report: Virus That Struck Sony Wasn't Very Complex
Hackers

Report: Virus That Struck Sony Wasn't Very Complex

Entitled WIPALL, it also likely festered within the company's computers for months before wiping out all data and crashing the system within a matter of minutes.
Time Waits for No Man With This Watch-Rental Startup
Luxury Brands

Time Waits for No Man With This Watch-Rental Startup

Eleven James has applied a membership model to luxury timepieces, and found success a year in.
The Many Paths to Starting a Startup (Infographic)
Infographics

The Many Paths to Starting a Startup (Infographic)

From accelerator programs to self-funding to outsourcing prototype development, this infographic sheds light on some of the most popular paths toward launching a business.
Marissa Mayer 'Balked' at Hiring Gwyneth Paltrow for Yahoo Food Because She Didn't Graduate From College
Leadership

Marissa Mayer 'Balked' at Hiring Gwyneth Paltrow for Yahoo Food Because She Didn't Graduate From College

In developing Yahoo's myriad tech products, Mayer obsessively references data and metrics. In honing the company's media strategies, however, she prefers to go with her gut.
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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.