Geoff Weiss

Geoff Weiss

Staff Writer. Frequently covers YouTube, celebrity entrepreneurs and viral trends.
Teen Crafts Low-Cost Braille Printer Out of Lego Kit, Receives Investment From Intel
Young Entrepreneurs

Teen Crafts Low-Cost Braille Printer Out of Lego Kit, Receives Investment From Intel

Thirteen-year-old Silicon Valley native Shubham Banerjee founded his company by considering a community that is often overlooked: the visually impaired.
Home Improvement Startup Porch Raises $65 Million at $500 Million Valuation
Funding

Home Improvement Startup Porch Raises $65 Million at $500 Million Valuation

The 16-month-old company plans to allocate funds towards enhancing its new mobile app.
Elon Musk Wants to Build a Second Internet in Outer Space to the Tune of $10 Billion
Elon Musk

Elon Musk Wants to Build a Second Internet in Outer Space to the Tune of $10 Billion

Hundreds of orbiting satellites would not only improve the flow of data on our current Internet, but also connect the 1 million colonists that Musk hopes to send to Mars.
With Obama Interviews, Three YouTube Stars Are About to Get a Lot More Famous
Celebrities

With Obama Interviews, Three YouTube Stars Are About to Get a Lot More Famous

Bethany Mota, GloZell and Hank Green will host one-on-one interviews with the president next week following his State of the Union address.
Bethenny Frankel Developing 'Skinnygirl Marijuana,' a Munchie-Free Weed Strain
Marijuana

Bethenny Frankel Developing 'Skinnygirl Marijuana,' a Munchie-Free Weed Strain

Amid growing legalization, the reality television star-turned-entrepreneur wants in on the white-hot marijuana industry.
Mark Zuckerberg Calls the 'A-Ha!' Moment a Myth
Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg Calls the 'A-Ha!' Moment a Myth

In his third-ever town hall-style Q&A, the Facebook founder discussed some misconceptions that surround entrepreneurship.
BlackBerry Shares Drop After Denying Talks of $7.5 Billion Samsung Acquisition
Mergers and Acquisitions

BlackBerry Shares Drop After Denying Talks of $7.5 Billion Samsung Acquisition

The rumored buyout is said to be a bid for BlackBerry's valuable trove of patents.
Watch: Emerging Entrepreneurs Describe Their Biggest Business Heroes
Inspiration

Watch: Emerging Entrepreneurs Describe Their Biggest Business Heroes

Need more proof that entrepreneurs are the rock stars of this generation? Look no further than this video clip.
Etsy Reportedly Eyeing a $300 Million IPO as Soon as This Quarter
IPOs

Etsy Reportedly Eyeing a $300 Million IPO as Soon as This Quarter

The rumored IPO would be one of the largest for a New York-based tech company since 1999.
Facebook Now Posting Amber Alerts to Users' News Feeds
Social Media

Facebook Now Posting Amber Alerts to Users' News Feeds

Amber Alerts, which have saved roughly 725 lives since the program's inception in 1996, also broadcast across radio, television, highway signs, lottery tickets and mobile phones.
Google's Translate App to Offer Instant Speech-to-Text Translation on Mobile Phones
Communication

Google's Translate App to Offer Instant Speech-to-Text Translation on Mobile Phones

The update echoes similar efforts currently being spearheaded by Microsoft's Skype.
George Takei Talks Tech, Social-Media Stardom and More During Microsoft's Inaugural Podcast
Podcasts

George Takei Talks Tech, Social-Media Stardom and More During Microsoft's Inaugural Podcast

With podcasts like 'Serial' turning the spotlight on the buzzworthy medium, tech-giant Microsoft has thrown its hat into the ring.
FTC Takes No Action Against Yelp Following Year-Long Investigation Into Review System
Legal

FTC Takes No Action Against Yelp Following Year-Long Investigation Into Review System

Despite outcry from small-business owners, this marks the second inquiry by the FTC that has resulted in no further action, according to Yelp.
Watch: Customers Surprise Beloved Bagel Shop Worker With a Car
Customer Service

Watch: Customers Surprise Beloved Bagel Shop Worker With a Car

'She's Shirley,' said Craig Boyd, a regular customer. 'She takes care of us and always has a smile.'
Pittsburgh Eatery Eliminates Tipping; Offers Servers Salary, Health Care and Shares Instead
Restaurant Business

Pittsburgh Eatery Eliminates Tipping; Offers Servers Salary, Health Care and Shares Instead

The upscale Bar Marco in Pittsburgh joins a handful of stateside establishments turning an age-old dining paradigm on its head.