Geoff Weiss

Geoff Weiss

Staff Writer. Frequently covers YouTube, celebrity entrepreneurs and viral trends.
This 15-Year-Old Founder Is Raking in Six Figures With Her Booming Babysitting Business
Young Entrepreneurs

This 15-Year-Old Founder Is Raking in Six Figures With Her Booming Babysitting Business

Nannies by Noa has posted reported revenues of $375,000 after being founded three years ago by Manhattan-born tween Noa Mintz.
The 3 Most Awesomely Absurd Campaigns on Kickstarter Right Now
Crowdfunding

The 3 Most Awesomely Absurd Campaigns on Kickstarter Right Now

The power of the crowd is real. And so is people's ability to create the wackiest things possible.
Nike's Instagram Videos Have Helped Boost Following by Over 200 Percent
Video Marketing

Nike's Instagram Videos Have Helped Boost Following by Over 200 Percent

Since last April, the iconic sportswear brand has grown from 4 million to 12 million followers -- due in no small part to its social video strategy.
Mark Cuban Bashes YouTube Strategy: 'What Have They Done Right?'
YouTube

Mark Cuban Bashes YouTube Strategy: 'What Have They Done Right?'

The 'Shark Tank' star may still be stinging from his own failed online video venture.
New Dove Campaign Aims to Cleanse Twitter of Rampant Trolling and Hate-Speech
Social Media Marketing

New Dove Campaign Aims to Cleanse Twitter of Rampant Trolling and Hate-Speech

Entitled #SpeakBeautiful, the multi-tiered campaign will aim to incite a domino effect of positivity.
Carnegie Mellon Mistakenly Accepts -- Then Rejects -- 800 Grad School Students
Education

Carnegie Mellon Mistakenly Accepts -- Then Rejects -- 800 Grad School Students

The university sent out an apology acknowledging the 'disappointment' created by the error.
Samsung Wants to Make Wireless Charging Mainstream With Latest Flagship Phone
Smartphones

Samsung Wants to Make Wireless Charging Mainstream With Latest Flagship Phone

Days ahead of the release its Galaxy S6, the Korean tech giant teased that 2015 would be a landmark year for the technology.
'Alex From Target' Quits Cashier Gig to Pursue Movies, Music and National Tour
Growth Strategies

'Alex From Target' Quits Cashier Gig to Pursue Movies, Music and National Tour

In a new YouTube video, the 17-year-old announced he would be going on tour, vending merchandise and pursuing a career in entertainment.
A Behind-the-Scenes Tour of YouTube's Free Production Facility in NYC
Online Video

A Behind-the-Scenes Tour of YouTube's Free Production Facility in NYC

As competition in the online video industry abounds, the space represents just one facet of an increased investment by YouTube back into its own creator ecosphere.
5 Things We Just Learned About Apple Visionary Jony Ive
Design

5 Things We Just Learned About Apple Visionary Jony Ive

Though Apple's senior vice president of design may be shy, a poster in his office screams, 'Believe in your f*cking self. Stay up all f*cking night…Think about all the f*cking possibilities.'
This Startup Veteran Is Paying it Forward With a Free Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs
Education

This Startup Veteran Is Paying it Forward With a Free Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs

The two-day course, which is currently accepting applications, will take place in New York City next month.
You Can Now Appoint Someone to Manage Your Facebook Account After You Die
death

You Can Now Appoint Someone to Manage Your Facebook Account After You Die

Facebook is giving users more dominion over what happens to their digital assets in death.
Google Is Giving Away 2GB of Permanent Storage to Users Who Perform Security Checks
Data Storage

Google Is Giving Away 2GB of Permanent Storage to Users Who Perform Security Checks

The 2-minute settings check verifies account recovery info, recent activity and approved devices.
Elon Musk Threatens Layoffs After Tesla Sold Just 120 Cars in China Last Month
Tesla

Elon Musk Threatens Layoffs After Tesla Sold Just 120 Cars in China Last Month

Many Tesla owners in China, which Musk has said is a market rife with potential, complain of an inadequate charging infrastructure.
How Private Equity Investors Gave This 17-Year-Old Beauty Brand a $100 Million Makeover
Private equity

How Private Equity Investors Gave This 17-Year-Old Beauty Brand a $100 Million Makeover

When Laura Geller made the emotionally-wrought decision to take on private equity investors, it forever altered the trajectory of the cosmetics company she founded 17 years ago.