Geoff Weiss

Geoff Weiss

Staff Writer. Frequently covers YouTube, celebrity entrepreneurs and viral trends.
NYC Wants Drivers to Pay For Parking Tickets Via Apple Pay, Mobile Apps and Bitcoin
Payments and collections

NYC Wants Drivers to Pay For Parking Tickets Via Apple Pay, Mobile Apps and Bitcoin

Officials believe a revamped system would ultimately cut down on the losses the city incurs each year from unpaid violations.
Mark Zuckerberg Asks the World to Decide His New Year's Resolution
Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg Asks the World to Decide His New Year's Resolution

In previous years, the billionaire has learned Mandarin, worn a tie to work every day and only eaten animals he personally slaughtered.
United Airlines, Orbitz in Legal Brawl With 22-Year-Old Travel Entrepreneur
Travel Businesses

United Airlines, Orbitz in Legal Brawl With 22-Year-Old Travel Entrepreneur

Aktarer Zaman's startup, Skiplagged, aims to popularize 'hidden city' ticketing, in which passengers disembark at their layover destinations.
Gmail Is Back Up and Running in China -- For Now
Censorship

Gmail Is Back Up and Running in China -- For Now

Experts noted that comparable outages would likely continue in the future.
China Reportedly Blocks Gmail in Move That Could Hurt Foreign Businesses
Censorship

China Reportedly Blocks Gmail in Move That Could Hurt Foreign Businesses

Disruptions to Google's services in China began last June, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the massacre at Tiananmen Square.
For the First Time, an Emoji Has Been Named the Most Popular Word of the Year
News and trends

For the First Time, an Emoji Has Been Named the Most Popular Word of the Year

The heart emoji appears billions of times per day across blogs, Twitter, Facebook and major news outlets, according to a study by the Global Language Monitor, an Austin-based analytics firm.
Airbnb Hostess Who Earned $61,000 in 9 Months Now Faces Eviction, Judge Rules
Sharing Economy

Airbnb Hostess Who Earned $61,000 in 9 Months Now Faces Eviction, Judge Rules

The battle against Airbnb in New York City rages onward.
Walmart Is Piloting an Exchange Program for Your Unwanted Holiday Gift Cards
Gift cards

Walmart Is Piloting an Exchange Program for Your Unwanted Holiday Gift Cards

Shoppers can now cash in gift cards from roughly 200 retailers, airlines and restaurants in exchange for a Walmart card.
Want a Happier, More Productive Life? Check Out Our Top 10 Stories on Habits in 2014.
Habits

Want a Happier, More Productive Life? Check Out Our Top 10 Stories on Habits in 2014.

Of the many stories we published this year about habit optimization, the most resonant seemed to focus on cultivating creativity and developing healthy sleeping habits.
Money Really Does Buy Happiness, According to New AARP Study
Financial Security

Money Really Does Buy Happiness, According to New AARP Study

Achieving financial security was more important to respondents than building stronger relationships, cultivating meaning and purpose, and having more time in the day.
This Lucky Man Booked the First Flight on 'The Residence,' a Private Three-Room Suite in the Sky
Travel

This Lucky Man Booked the First Flight on 'The Residence,' a Private Three-Room Suite in the Sky

Etihad Airways reveals the first passenger to purchase 'the most exclusive ticket in aviation history.'
This Epic Office Holiday Party Featured a Massive, Detergent-Soaked Slip 'N' Slide
Fun

This Epic Office Holiday Party Featured a Massive, Detergent-Soaked Slip 'N' Slide

An Australian travel company called Flight Centre may take the cake for 2015's most over-the-top holiday party yet.
Getting Bill Gates as Your Reddit Secret Santa Is Nowhere Near as Cool as It Sounds
Holidays

Getting Bill Gates as Your Reddit Secret Santa Is Nowhere Near as Cool as It Sounds

Gates' gift-giving style is notably consistent and also far less ostentatious than one might expect from one of the richest men on Earth.
Screaming Babies on a Plane? This Couple's Solution is a Poignant Lesson in Travel Etiquette.
Travel Tips

Screaming Babies on a Plane? This Couple's Solution is a Poignant Lesson in Travel Etiquette.

'I'll try to be on my best behavior,' reads a letter to passengers written by 1-year-old Madeline's mom and dad, 'but I'd like to apologize in advance if I lose my cool, get scared or my ears hurt.'
Report: Virus That Struck Sony Wasn't Very Complex
Hackers

Report: Virus That Struck Sony Wasn't Very Complex

Entitled WIPALL, it also likely festered within the company's computers for months before wiping out all data and crashing the system within a matter of minutes.