Geoff Weiss

Geoff Weiss

Staff Writer

Geoff Weiss is a staff writer at Entrepreneur.com.

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Under Armour Just Proved Human Decency Is the Best PR
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Under Armour Just Proved Human Decency Is the Best PR

Get your tissues out. After a 4-year-old boy was attacked by a dog while wearing his favorite Under Armour T-shirt, the company reached out with a heartening gift.
Calling All Vets: How to Transition From Military Service to Entrepreneurship
Starting a Business

Calling All Vets: How to Transition From Military Service to Entrepreneurship

While veteran entrepreneurs contribute $1.2 trillion to the economy annually, the transition from military service to civilian life can be fraught with challenges.
Facebook Rolls Out Site-Wide 'Privacy Checkup,' Revamps Default User Settings
Social Media

Facebook Rolls Out Site-Wide 'Privacy Checkup,' Revamps Default User Settings

Rather than assuming that new users wish to share their feeds with the entire Internet, Facebook will now implement default sharing among 'Friends.'
Hacker Duo Brings 'Bricked' Apple Devices Back to Life
Technology

Hacker Duo Brings 'Bricked' Apple Devices Back to Life

As the 'kill switch' debate rages on in legal circles and among trade groups, a duo of hackers may have already made the conversation obsolete.
Google Overtakes Apple as World's Most Valuable Brand
Marketing

Google Overtakes Apple as World's Most Valuable Brand

When it comes to brand 'value,' a new study suggests that Google may be the new Apple of consumers' eyes.
France Orders 2,000 Trains Too Wide for Station Platforms
Business News

France Orders 2,000 Trains Too Wide for Station Platforms

Talk about being on the wrong side of the tracks. While we all make mistakes, France’s latest eye-popping mishap should serve as a lesson in vigilance.
Wait 'Til You See the Picture Instagram Just Banned for Nudity
Social Media

Wait 'Til You See the Picture Instagram Just Banned for Nudity

In an Internet swarming with nudity, who would've guessed that a rough-hewn sketch of a topless woman could get you banned from Instagram?
'Me-Commerce' Is Here to Stay. Here's How to Capitalize On It. (Infographic)
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'Me-Commerce' Is Here to Stay. Here's How to Capitalize On It. (Infographic)

As the marketing onslaught proliferates, consumers -- more than anything -- want to feel like individuals.
Meet the 28-Year-Old Stylist Who Dresses the World's Most Beautiful Woman
Lifestyle

Meet the 28-Year-Old Stylist Who Dresses the World's Most Beautiful Woman

Micaela Erlanger knows all too well the transformative ability of fashion to garner influence and sculpt careers.
U.S. Charges Chinese Officials With Economic Espionage
Business News

U.S. Charges Chinese Officials With Economic Espionage

The indictment marks the first time that the U.S. government has brought charges against foreign officials for cyber spying.
AT&T and DirecTV Ink $49 Billion Merger
Business News

AT&T and DirecTV Ink $49 Billion Merger

As the television industry continues to evolve and the mobile market matures, players within the telecommunications industry are seeking to band together and scale up.
Husband and Wife Team Named Small Business Persons of the Year
Starting a Business

Husband and Wife Team Named Small Business Persons of the Year

Family-owned companies among those honored at National Small Business Week luncheon today.
Habitat for Humanity, MasterCard Building 'Work-Live' Spaces for Low-Income Business Owners
Business News

Habitat for Humanity, MasterCard Building 'Work-Live' Spaces for Low-Income Business Owners

Launched as a pilot program in Flint, Mich., the duplex structures aim to drive economic growth and revitalize beleaguered communities.
How This Tech Startup Is Renovating the $12 Trillion Commercial Real-Estate Industry
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How This Tech Startup Is Renovating the $12 Trillion Commercial Real-Estate Industry

By digitizing age-old processes, View The Space has revolutionized the way that commercial real-estate owners and brokers conduct business.
If Apple Buys Beats, What Else Will It Buy? Pretty Much Anything, Says Funny or Die.
Technology

If Apple Buys Beats, What Else Will It Buy? Pretty Much Anything, Says Funny or Die.

"Folks," says an actor portraying Apple CEO Tim Cook in a new spoof by Funny or Die, "we got a lot of fun stuff we’re gonna buy."
To Settle Beastie Boys Suit, GoldieBlox Must Cough Up $1 Million
Business News

To Settle Beastie Boys Suit, GoldieBlox Must Cough Up $1 Million

As the result of another copyright suit waged by the Beastie Boys against Monster Energy, new details in the band's settlement with toymaker GoldieBlox have emerged.
Report: As Negotiations Falter, Amazon Takes Aim at Publishing Giant Hachette
Business News

Report: As Negotiations Falter, Amazon Takes Aim at Publishing Giant Hachette

Browsing for works by Malcolm Gladwell or JD Salinger on Amazon? The online giant would prefer you purchase something else instead.
National Small Business Week: Events to Watch For in Your Region
The 'Treps

National Small Business Week: Events to Watch For in Your Region

As National Small Business Week kicks off today, here are some exciting events, opportunities and resources to look out for.
If You Found $100,000, What Would You Do?
Lifestyle

If You Found $100,000, What Would You Do?

A janitor in Australia found hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and turned it in -- a move that is now paying off for him in a big way.
How Culture Clash Killed a $35 Billion Merger
Leadership

How Culture Clash Killed a $35 Billion Merger

Roughly one year after trumpeting a merger that could have created the biggest ad agency on the planet, Omnicom and Publicis are right back where they started.
Snapchat's Legal Woes to 'Disappear' After Reaching Settlement With the FTC
Business News

Snapchat's Legal Woes to 'Disappear' After Reaching Settlement With the FTC

While Snapchat's snaps don’t necessarily disappear as advertised, the company is also facing heat about the deceptive way in which it unknowingly culled user data.
Adobe Releases Free App for Making Narrated Video Presentations
Technology

Adobe Releases Free App for Making Narrated Video Presentations

Adobe says its new iPad app, Voice, is ideal for crafting business pitches and presentations.
How a 3-D Printer Called 'Mink' Could Completely Make Over the $55 Billion Beauty Industry
Technology

How a 3-D Printer Called 'Mink' Could Completely Make Over the $55 Billion Beauty Industry

A new invention purportedly churns out eye shadow pods in absolutely any color found on the internet.
Diet Coke Campaign Fizzles After Consumers Mock 'You're On Coke' Snafu
Marketing

Diet Coke Campaign Fizzles After Consumers Mock 'You're On Coke' Snafu

Diet Coke's new ad was looking to target a young, professional demographic, but after bloggers teased the beverage giant about a possible drug reference, the campaign, well, went flat.
Twitter Train Wreck: Why We Can't Turn Away From PayPal Exec's Shocking Meltdown
Business News

Twitter Train Wreck: Why We Can't Turn Away From PayPal Exec's Shocking Meltdown

While a riveted audience gawks on, PayPal has responded to the Twitter tirade of former employee Rakesh Agrawal, calling his meltdown 'tasteless' and 'worrisome.'
All-Knowing Google to Roll Out Geographically-Triggered Shopping Alerts
Technology

All-Knowing Google to Roll Out Geographically-Triggered Shopping Alerts

An update to Google Now will notify users on their smartphones when they are in close proximity to a store carrying an item they’ve previously searched for.
Who Knew? Charismatic Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Moonlights as a Singer (Video)
The 'Treps

Who Knew? Charismatic Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Moonlights as a Singer (Video)

He may be founder of one of the world's largest ecommerce companies, but Jack Ma also knows how to deliver a show-stopping musical performance.
Target's CEO Steps Down. But Why Now?
Leadership

Target's CEO Steps Down. But Why Now?

Target's board praised the way CEO Gregg Steinhafel 'held himself personally accountable' for the company's massive data breach five months ago, but has decided it's time for new leadership.
How a $15 Minimum Wage in Seattle Could Leave Workers Worse Off
Business News

How a $15 Minimum Wage in Seattle Could Leave Workers Worse Off

Seattle mayor Ed Murray proposed a record-setting minimum wage hike of $15 -- a move both waiters and restaurant owners are calling shortsighted for failing to credit tips.
States With the Lowest Corporate Income Tax Rates (Infographic)
Money

States With the Lowest Corporate Income Tax Rates (Infographic)

The nation's most tax-friendly states for business owners include Nevada, South Dakota and Wyoming.