Geoff Weiss

Geoff Weiss

Staff Writer. Frequently covers YouTube, celebrity entrepreneurs and viral trends.
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.
Meerkat CEO on Twitter Blockage: It's Their House, and We Need to Respect That
Competition

Meerkat CEO on Twitter Blockage: It's Their House, and We Need to Respect That

Though such a move was inevitable, it came much sooner than the team had expected, says the CEO of the viral live-streaming app.
How Wanting 'Likes' on Social Media Is Killing Our Capacity for Actual Joy (Infographic)
Social Media

How Wanting 'Likes' on Social Media Is Killing Our Capacity for Actual Joy (Infographic)

'I disciplined my son and he threw a tantrum that I thought was so funny that I disciplined him again just so I could video it,' wrote one participant in a new study about social media addiction.
Tim Cook Reveals the Sectors Apple Wants to Conquer Next
Expansion

Tim Cook Reveals the Sectors Apple Wants to Conquer Next

Looking to the future, Cook says that work within the health-care sector may be one of Apple's biggest opportunities of all.
Samsung Just Won the Internet With This Heartwarming Ad for the Hearing-Impaired (VIDEO)
Viral Videos

Samsung Just Won the Internet With This Heartwarming Ad for the Hearing-Impaired (VIDEO)

The emotionally-charged spot has been viewed over 9 million times across YouTube and on an advertising blog called Digital Synopsis.
Report: Snapchat Raising $200 Million From Alibaba at $15 Billion Valuation
Funding

Report: Snapchat Raising $200 Million From Alibaba at $15 Billion Valuation

The Chinese ecommerce giant is reportedly eyeing expansion into overseas markets as well as social networking.
This Girl Scout Troop Turned a Vacant Warehouse Into a Drive-Thru Cookie Shop
Sales Strategies

This Girl Scout Troop Turned a Vacant Warehouse Into a Drive-Thru Cookie Shop

A Girl Scouts executive called the cookie sales program 'the No. 1 business development program for girls in the country.'
Google's CFO Quits Company in 'Perfectly Fine Midlife Crisis Full of Bliss and Beauty'
Work-Life Balance

Google's CFO Quits Company in 'Perfectly Fine Midlife Crisis Full of Bliss and Beauty'

Patrick Pichette is leaving the search giant to spend more time with his family -- and, he insists, he actually means it.