Geoff Weiss

Geoff Weiss

Staff Writer

Geoff Weiss is a staff writer at Entrepreneur.com.

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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.
Google to Offer Business Owners 2 TB of Free Storage for a Year
Technology

Google to Offer Business Owners 2 TB of Free Storage for a Year

Amid pricing wars between corporate computing leaders Amazon, Microsoft and Google, industry experts predict that cloud storage may soon become entirely free.
Facebook Says Cheerleader's Chilling Hunting Photos Violate Its Community Standards
Social Media

Facebook Says Cheerleader's Chilling Hunting Photos Violate Its Community Standards

Facebook has scrapped graphic images showcasing Kendall Jones' hunting conquests -- but not in response to public outcry, the company claims.
Tesla Gets Smacked With Trademark Lawsuit in China
Business News

Tesla Gets Smacked With Trademark Lawsuit in China

A suit brought today by Zhan Baosheng, who registered the 'Tesla' trademark in China in 2006, could decelerate the electric car-maker's eastward expansion.
More People Want to Get Shocked Than Sit in Total Stillness for 15 Minutes
Technology

More People Want to Get Shocked Than Sit in Total Stillness for 15 Minutes

With our attention spans shorter than ever, a new study found that people are willing to go to shocking lengths to avoid sitting still.
Why the TSA Now Wants You to Turn On Your Cell Phone Before Boarding
Technology

Why the TSA Now Wants You to Turn On Your Cell Phone Before Boarding

'Powerless devices will not be permitted onboard the aircraft,' the TSA said, in order to thwart bombs potentially concealed within handheld gadgets.
Georgetown Cupcake Founders: We're Living Proof That the Cupcake Isn't Dead
The 'Treps

Georgetown Cupcake Founders: We're Living Proof That the Cupcake Isn't Dead

Reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated, say the duo behind one of the nation's leading cupcakeries.
Following Massive Protests, London Transport Authority Rules Uber Is Legal
Business News

Following Massive Protests, London Transport Authority Rules Uber Is Legal

The decision hinged upon a differentiation between traditional taxicab meters and the smartphone technology by which Uber charges passengers.
U.K. to Investigate Facebook's 'Poorly Communicated' Psych Experiment
Business News

U.K. to Investigate Facebook's 'Poorly Communicated' Psych Experiment

‘We never meant to upset you,’ said Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg in an apology that failed to acknowledge the polarizing content of the experiment itself.
Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi: 'I Don’t Think Women Can Have It All'
Leadership

Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi: 'I Don’t Think Women Can Have It All'

'The biological clock and the career clock are in total conflict with each other. So we’re screwed,' she joked, speaking at The Aspen Ideas Festival on Monday.
Boston Installs Phone-Charging Solar Benches Across City Parks
Technology

Boston Installs Phone-Charging Solar Benches Across City Parks

The Soofa not only charges devices on-the-go, but captures environmental data such as weather, noise levels, air quality and number of passersby per hour.
Tinder Suspends Co-Founder Over Sexual Harassment Claims
Business News

Tinder Suspends Co-Founder Over Sexual Harassment Claims

Whitney Wolfe, former vice president of marketing, says she was repeatedly called a whore by top Tinder execs, and that her status as a co-founder was revoked because she was female.
Why This Startup Opens Its Doors to Total Strangers for a Weekly Coffee Date
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Why This Startup Opens Its Doors to Total Strangers for a Weekly Coffee Date

Washington, D.C.-based marketing firm Sisarina invites the public into its offices every Wednesday to foster a sense of community and open dialogue.
Sweden's Six-Hour Workday Experiment Officially Kicks Off Tomorrow
Business News

Sweden's Six-Hour Workday Experiment Officially Kicks Off Tomorrow

The year-long initiative seeks to determine whether reducing hours leads to increased productivity and fewer sick days.
How First Grade Classroom Etiquette is Impacting Time-Management Rituals at Google Ventures
Grow Your Business

How First Grade Classroom Etiquette is Impacting Time-Management Rituals at Google Ventures

After seeing how a classroom full of first graders reacted to a certain gadget, a design partner at Google Ventures decided to test it out at the SEO giant.
Here's Why Your Envy-Inducing Facebook Feed Is All Just a Big Fat Lie (Video)
Social Media

Here's Why Your Envy-Inducing Facebook Feed Is All Just a Big Fat Lie (Video)

Our friends' lives can appear perfect as viewed through the garbling lens of social media. 'But are they really?' a new viral video asks.
Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Police Can't Search Smartphones Without a Warrant
Technology

Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Police Can't Search Smartphones Without a Warrant

'The fact that technology now allows an individual to carry such information in his hand does not make the information any less worthy of the protection for which [America's] founders fought.'
Cracker Jack Seeks Relaunch on Social Media
Marketing

Cracker Jack Seeks Relaunch on Social Media

The company is hoping to drum up buzz with its first ad campaign in several years, which will take place on Facebook
Whole Foods Fined for Overcharging California Customers
Business News

Whole Foods Fined for Overcharging California Customers

Think Whole Foods is too expensive? The city attorneys of Los Angeles, Santa Monica and San Francisco are of a similar mind.
Etsy Snags Parisian Startup in Largest Acquisition Yet
Business News

Etsy Snags Parisian Startup in Largest Acquisition Yet

Etsy has scooped up 'A Little Market' -- a Paris-headquartered digital marketplace that also specializes in handmade crafts -- for a reported $100 million in cash and stock.
Nest Opens Its Software Platform to Developers in Bid to Conquer the Connected Home
Technology

Nest Opens Its Software Platform to Developers in Bid to Conquer the Connected Home

Consumers will now be able to control their Whirlpool washers and dryers, Mercedes-Benz vehicles and Logitech remote controls through Nest's operating system.
Google's First Server and a Crumpled Napkin Are About to Get Museum Treatment
Business News

Google's First Server and a Crumpled Napkin Are About to Get Museum Treatment

The Smithsonian will launch an American Enterprise exhibit in 2015 that will run for at least the next two decades. Here's an inside look at some of the objects to be featured.
5 Awesomely Entrepreneurial Artifacts That Will Soon Live at the Smithsonian
Business News

5 Awesomely Entrepreneurial Artifacts That Will Soon Live at the Smithsonian

From one of Henry Ford's experimental tractors to Planters' iconic Mr. Peanut mascot, a look at some of the objects in the museum's upcoming American Enterprise exhibit.
British Airways to Offer 'Slow TV' -- Hours of Repetitive Footage Aimed to Sedate
Lifestyle

British Airways to Offer 'Slow TV' -- Hours of Repetitive Footage Aimed to Sedate

British Airways passengers in need of a nap will soon have the option to zone out on hours of footage of people knitting, walking in the park and feeding birds.
Google-Owned Nest Buys Dropcam, a Home-Monitoring Startup, for $555 Million
Technology

Google-Owned Nest Buys Dropcam, a Home-Monitoring Startup, for $555 Million

The deal signals that the connected home industry is rife with potential and gaining tremendous steam.
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