Geoff Weiss

Geoff Weiss

Staff Writer. Frequently covers YouTube, celebrity entrepreneurs and viral trends.
Soon, Almost Everyone Over the Age of 6 Will Have a Mobile Phone: Report
Mobile

Soon, Almost Everyone Over the Age of 6 Will Have a Mobile Phone: Report

The report by communications giant Ericsson also stated that mobile growth is happening the fastest in India and China, with video comprising the largest segment of data traffic.
Will Podcasts Like 'Serial' Be the Binge-Worthy Successors to TV?
Trends

Will Podcasts Like 'Serial' Be the Binge-Worthy Successors to TV?

The record-shattering success of 'Serial' points to a storytelling medium that is at once seemingly groundbreaking and also oddly old-fashioned.
Going Gangster: Samsung Reports Sustainability Efforts in Rap Video
Sustainability

Going Gangster: Samsung Reports Sustainability Efforts in Rap Video

'Here we go, one scheme/Samsung to the rescue/Put wings to your dreams/ Everyone just listen.'
Craftsy, a Startup Synthesis of YouTube and Etsy, Cinches $50 Million in New Funding
MOOC

Craftsy, a Startup Synthesis of YouTube and Etsy, Cinches $50 Million in New Funding

The Denver-based company, which vends hundreds of video tutorials in various crafting fields, now counts $106 million in venture capital.
Why France Is Rebranding the 'Doggie Bag'
Restaurants

Why France Is Rebranding the 'Doggie Bag'

A new campaign seeks to overcome long-held stereotypes that asking for leftovers is either stingy or piggish.
There's an Epic Battle of Christmas Commercials Unfolding in the U.K.
Advertising

There's an Epic Battle of Christmas Commercials Unfolding in the U.K.

In one corner -- swooning penguins. In the other -- a heartrending historical account of soldiers calling a temporary truce.
Swarovski is Advertising a $60 Crystal Bracelet on Craigslist's 'Missed Connections' Pages
Advertising

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
Advertising

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
3-D printing

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.
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
Leadership

'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.
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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
Advertising

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.