Geoff Weiss

Geoff Weiss

Staff Writer

Geoff Weiss is a staff writer at Entrepreneur.com.

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U.K. to Test Driverless Cars on Public Roads Come January
Technology

U.K. to Test Driverless Cars on Public Roads Come January

The country is following in the footsteps of Japan, Sweden and the United States, which have all sanctioned public tests for the burgeoning tech.
Is Martha Stewart the Mentor From Hell?
Starting a Business

Is Martha Stewart the Mentor From Hell?

Actress Blake Lively was looking to follow in Stewart's footsteps in launching her own lifestyle company. Stewart's response? 'Let her try.'
Would You Make a Good Franchisee?
Franchises

Would You Make a Good Franchisee?

Experts discuss the key traits of successful franchisees and how to find the business model that's right for you.
Hilton's $550 Million Mobile Push Will Turn Smartphones Into Hotel Room Keys
Technology

Hilton's $550 Million Mobile Push Will Turn Smartphones Into Hotel Room Keys

The initiative is aimed at younger travelers who are increasingly placing hotel reservations on mobile phones.
This In-Flight Gadget Prevents Pushy Passengers From Reclining Their Seats
Lifestyle

This In-Flight Gadget Prevents Pushy Passengers From Reclining Their Seats

While ethically dubious, the Knee Defender is likely to appeal to business travelers all too familiar with the crammed quandary of flying coach.
Zillow to Acquire Chief Competitor Trulia in $3.5 Billion Deal
Business News

Zillow to Acquire Chief Competitor Trulia in $3.5 Billion Deal

Following a six-week courtship, two mega real-estate listings websites are joining forces to create a colossal database of digital listings.
Facebook Reportedly Weighing Integration of Uber Into Messenger App
Social Media

Facebook Reportedly Weighing Integration of Uber Into Messenger App

Preliminary discussions between Mark Zuckerberg and Travis Kalanick point to the social network's stated desire to diversify and monetize its messaging platform.
Comic-Con Restricts Usage of Google Glass
Technology

Comic-Con Restricts Usage of Google Glass

The latest Google Glass ban does not bode well for widespread adoption.
Pondering Facebook's Future, Zuckerberg More 'Excited' By Messaging Than Photos
Social Media

Pondering Facebook's Future, Zuckerberg More 'Excited' By Messaging Than Photos

'There are only so many photos you're going to want to share with friends,' the CEO said during an earnings call. 'There's just a lot more people want to express.'
Airbnb 'Squatter' Nightmare: Does the Sharing Economy Need a Security Overhaul?
The 'Treps

Airbnb 'Squatter' Nightmare: Does the Sharing Economy Need a Security Overhaul?

The case of an Airbnb guest who overstayed his welcome and now is a legal tenant raises critical questions about what the home-rental platform can do to protect its hosts.
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.
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