Geoff Weiss

Geoff Weiss

Staff Writer. Frequently covers YouTube, celebrity entrepreneurs and viral trends.
Remembering Gary Dahl, the Marketing Magician Who Made Millions Selling Pet Rocks
Obituaries

Remembering Gary Dahl, the Marketing Magician Who Made Millions Selling Pet Rocks

'You might say we've packaged a sense of humor,' Dahl has said of his infamous brainchild.
How Ipsy, Michelle Phan's Million-Member Sampling Service, Is Giving Birchbox a Run for Its Money
Beauty Businesses

How Ipsy, Michelle Phan's Million-Member Sampling Service, Is Giving Birchbox a Run for Its Money

Ipsy, which charges users $10 per month for a 'Glam Bag' full of five sample-sized beauty products, just crossed the 1 million subscriber milestone.
Yoox, Net-A-Porter Announce All-Share Merger to Forge High-Fashion Powerhouse
Mergers and Acquisitions

Yoox, Net-A-Porter Announce All-Share Merger to Forge High-Fashion Powerhouse

The two companies counted combined net revenues of $1.4 billion last year, and, moving forward, will complement one another's respective strengths.
How This Olympian Nurtures a Winning Mindset: 'Never, Ever Personalize Your Failure' (VIDEO)
Failure

How This Olympian Nurtures a Winning Mindset: 'Never, Ever Personalize Your Failure' (VIDEO)

'Make the adjustments and take what you learned from that and use that as a catalyst to catapult you to the top,' says wrestling great Nate Carr.
This New App Lets Users Legally Share Buzzy TV Clips
Television

This New App Lets Users Legally Share Buzzy TV Clips

'The days of awkwardly holding your phone up to the TV to record and share your favorite moments may be coming to an end,' says Whipclip's founder.
'Anti-Ball Crushing' Pants Are Putting Lululemon on the Menswear Map
Fashion

'Anti-Ball Crushing' Pants Are Putting Lululemon on the Menswear Map

The wildly popular item 'gives you and the family jewels room to breathe,' Lululemon says.
How These Four Dads From Utah Quit Their Day Jobs to Make Millions on YouTube
Dadpreneurs

How These Four Dads From Utah Quit Their Day Jobs to Make Millions on YouTube

Fusing classical music with pop hits, The Piano Guys have risen to fame for viral videos filmed amidst eye-popping scenery.
Live-Streaming App Battle Begins: Twitter Launches Periscope as Meerkat Raises $12 Million
Competition

Live-Streaming App Battle Begins: Twitter Launches Periscope as Meerkat Raises $12 Million

On the same day that Twitter unveiled Periscope, which it acquired for $100 million in January, buzzy app Meerkat announced a $12 million funding round.
Problem-Solving Pointers From the SEAL Who Helped Bring Down Bin Laden (VIDEO)
Growth Strategies

Problem-Solving Pointers From the SEAL Who Helped Bring Down Bin Laden (VIDEO)

Mark Owen lives by the unofficial Navy SEAL motto: 'The only easy day was yesterday.'
Google Granted Patent for Airbags That Deploy on the Outside of Self-Driving Cars
Self-driving Cars

Google Granted Patent for Airbags That Deploy on the Outside of Self-Driving Cars

The bumper-like feature would ostensibly protect pedestrians in the event of an accident.
Building a Business Can Be Downright Terrifying. Here's How to Cope. (Infographic)
Fear

Building a Business Can Be Downright Terrifying. Here's How to Cope. (Infographic)

A new survey has found that you're probably a lot more prepared than you think.
Report: Amazon to Shutter Webstore, Its Ecommerce Platform for Small Businesses
Ecommerce

Report: Amazon to Shutter Webstore, Its Ecommerce Platform for Small Businesses

Users of Amazon Webstore have received letters from the company stating the service will be ending in July of next year.
Richard Branson's No. 1 Success Secret: Looking for the Best in Others (VIDEO)
Leadership

Richard Branson's No. 1 Success Secret: Looking for the Best in Others (VIDEO)

In a wide-ranging and contemplative interview on Necker Island, the billionaire discusses his invigorating morning routine, how frustration can fuel the best business ideas and more.
Pinterest Pegged at $11 Billion After Raising $367 Million in New Funding
Funding

Pinterest Pegged at $11 Billion After Raising $367 Million in New Funding

The social bookmarking site said it would use new funds to fuel international expansion.
Facebook Announces New Policies Regarding Names, Nudity and Controversial Content
Regulations

Facebook Announces New Policies Regarding Names, Nudity and Controversial Content

Regulating shares among its 1.4 billion users across the world can be a slippery slope, the social network said.