Geoff Weiss

Geoff Weiss

Staff Writer. Frequently covers tech, fad foods, YouTube, celebrity entrepreneurs and viral trends.
Swarovski is Advertising a $60 Crystal Bracelet on Craigslist's 'Missed Connections' Pages
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Swarovski is Advertising a $60 Crystal Bracelet on Craigslist's 'Missed Connections' Pages

The intention behind the odd marketing move, an exec claims, is to bring the storied crystal maker back down to earth.
Will Ferrell's 'Funny Or Die' Seeks Up to $300 Million in Possible Sale
News and trends

Will Ferrell's 'Funny Or Die' Seeks Up to $300 Million in Possible Sale

The comedy site has hired a financial adviser to field unsolicited offers, CEO Dick Glover wrote in a memo to employees.
Tumblr's Ad Strategy: We Want the Guys Who Make Super Bowl Ads
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Tumblr's Ad Strategy: We Want the Guys Who Make Super Bowl Ads

Tumblr Founder David Karp envisions a more aspirational approach on par with the great television and print campaigns of yore.
From Eye Shadow to Entire Houses: 7 of the Craziest 3-D Printed Creations Yet
Next Big Thing

From Eye Shadow to Entire Houses: 7 of the Craziest 3-D Printed Creations Yet

In honor of Martha Stewart, who recently proclaimed her 'love' for 3-D printing, here's a list showcasing the technology's endless and magical possibilities.
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How These Vet Entrepreneurs Are Bridging America's Civilian-Military Divide
Veterans Day

How These Vet Entrepreneurs Are Bridging America's Civilian-Military Divide

Sword & Plough founder Emily N??ez Cavness and Pinterest exec Don Faul illustrate how military experience can translate into dynamic careers in the civilian sector.
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'I Am Not a Cool Person': Our 5 Favorite Takeaways From Mark Zuckerberg's First Public Q&A
Facebook

'I Am Not a Cool Person': Our 5 Favorite Takeaways From Mark Zuckerberg's First Public Q&A

The Facebook founder chats about Appletinis and explains why he forced people to download a separate app for Facebook Messenger.
Beanies, Tees and Steez: How Shaun Neff Built a $100 Million Business Out of His Backpack
Fashion

Beanies, Tees and Steez: How Shaun Neff Built a $100 Million Business Out of His Backpack

The headwear entrepreneur, whose eponymous line of SoCal-leaning merchandise is one of the hottest lifestyle brands on the youth market, has always been something of a natural born hustler.
#AlexFromTarget Likely Not a Marketing Scheme So Much as a Good Old-Fashioned Meme
Viral Marketing

#AlexFromTarget Likely Not a Marketing Scheme So Much as a Good Old-Fashioned Meme

A beta startup called Breakr is now back peddling from its initial claims that it was responsible for the viral spectacle.
Here's Why Apple Always Sets the Time to 9:41 in Its iPhone and iPad Ads
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Here's Why Apple Always Sets the Time to 9:41 in Its iPhone and iPad Ads

The detail is a nod to the precise moment at which Steve Jobs unveiled the devices during his legendary keynotes.
Now's Your Chance to Ask Mark Zuckerberg Anything
Facebook

Now's Your Chance to Ask Mark Zuckerberg Anything

The Facebook founder will be culling questions from users and answering via video this Thursday at 5 p.m. ET.
The Best Whiskey in the World No Longer Hails From Scotland
Beverage Businesses

The Best Whiskey in the World No Longer Hails From Scotland

In fact, not a single Scotch whiskey even managed to crack the top five on a much-revered annual compilation.
This Alarm Clock App Brings You Wake-Up Calls From Total Strangers
Sleep

This Alarm Clock App Brings You Wake-Up Calls From Total Strangers

Users can place and receive anonymous phone calls that last no longer than 60 seconds with the aim of spreading some morning cheer.
Watch: Google Unveils Working Prototype of Project Ara, Its Modular Smartphone
Technology

Watch: Google Unveils Working Prototype of Project Ara, Its Modular Smartphone

The device would allow for radical personalization in terms of both functionality and aesthetics.
Richard Branson Says Costumes Can Be a Boon for Business
Publicity Stunts

Richard Branson Says Costumes Can Be a Boon for Business

The billionaire's penchant for playing dress-up has served as an effective marketing tool.
This Crazy Contraption Straps Your Head to an Airline Seat for Better Sleep
Business Travel

This Crazy Contraption Straps Your Head to an Airline Seat for Better Sleep

Want better sleep when traveling? A Finnish startup wants you to try strapping your head to your headrest.