Geoff Weiss

Geoff Weiss

Staff Writer. Frequently covers YouTube, celebrity entrepreneurs and viral trends.
This Is Bill and Melinda Gates' Prediction for the Future of Online Education
Education

This Is Bill and Melinda Gates' Prediction for the Future of Online Education

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gives more money to education than any other cause in the United States.
Smart Jewelry Startup Ringly Cinches $5.1 Million in New Funding
Funding

Smart Jewelry Startup Ringly Cinches $5.1 Million in New Funding

Andreessen Horowitz led the Series A round for Ringly, which makes rings that discretely flash and vibrate to signify smartphone notifications.
How One of the Internet's Biggest Viral Stars Turned Her Moment Into Momentum
YouTube

How One of the Internet's Biggest Viral Stars Turned Her Moment Into Momentum

In the pantheon of viral videos, Rebecca Black's 'Friday' may be among the most notorious. Here's how the teen star has parlayed her explosive success.
Google, Fidelity Invest $1 Billion in SpaceX to Spread Internet Access Across the Globe
Investing

Google, Fidelity Invest $1 Billion in SpaceX to Spread Internet Access Across the Globe

The deal would reportedly value SpaceX at roughly $10 billion.
Teen Crafts Low-Cost Braille Printer Out of Lego Kit, Receives Investment From Intel
Young Entrepreneurs

Teen Crafts Low-Cost Braille Printer Out of Lego Kit, Receives Investment From Intel

Thirteen-year-old Silicon Valley native Shubham Banerjee founded his company by considering a community that is often overlooked: the visually impaired.
Home Improvement Startup Porch Raises $65 Million at $500 Million Valuation
Funding

Home Improvement Startup Porch Raises $65 Million at $500 Million Valuation

The 16-month-old company plans to allocate funds towards enhancing its new mobile app.
Elon Musk

Elon Musk Wants to Build a Second Internet in Outer Space to the Tune of $10 Billion

Hundreds of orbiting satellites would not only improve the flow of data on our current Internet, but also connect the 1 million colonists that Musk hopes to send to Mars.
With Obama Interviews, Three YouTube Stars Are About to Get a Lot More Famous
Celebrities

With Obama Interviews, Three YouTube Stars Are About to Get a Lot More Famous

Bethany Mota, GloZell and Hank Green will host one-on-one interviews with the president next week following his State of the Union address.
Bethenny Frankel Developing 'Skinnygirl Marijuana,' a Munchie-Free Weed Strain
Marijuana

Bethenny Frankel Developing 'Skinnygirl Marijuana,' a Munchie-Free Weed Strain

Amid growing legalization, the reality television star-turned-entrepreneur wants in on the white-hot marijuana industry.
Mark Zuckerberg Calls the 'A-Ha!' Moment a Myth
Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg Calls the 'A-Ha!' Moment a Myth

In his third-ever town hall-style Q&A, the Facebook founder discussed some misconceptions that surround entrepreneurship.
BlackBerry Shares Drop After Denying Talks of $7.5 Billion Samsung Acquisition
Mergers and Acquisitions

BlackBerry Shares Drop After Denying Talks of $7.5 Billion Samsung Acquisition

The rumored buyout is said to be a bid for BlackBerry's valuable trove of patents.
Watch: Emerging Entrepreneurs Describe Their Biggest Business Heroes
Inspiration

Watch: Emerging Entrepreneurs Describe Their Biggest Business Heroes

Need more proof that entrepreneurs are the rock stars of this generation? Look no further than this video clip.
Etsy Reportedly Eyeing a $300 Million IPO as Soon as This Quarter
IPOs

Etsy Reportedly Eyeing a $300 Million IPO as Soon as This Quarter

The rumored IPO would be one of the largest for a New York-based tech company since 1999.
Facebook Now Posting Amber Alerts to Users' News Feeds
Social Media

Facebook Now Posting Amber Alerts to Users' News Feeds

Amber Alerts, which have saved roughly 725 lives since the program's inception in 1996, also broadcast across radio, television, highway signs, lottery tickets and mobile phones.
Google's Translate App to Offer Instant Speech-to-Text Translation on Mobile Phones
Communication

Google's Translate App to Offer Instant Speech-to-Text Translation on Mobile Phones

The update echoes similar efforts currently being spearheaded by Microsoft's Skype.