Geoff Weiss

Geoff Weiss

Staff Writer. Frequently covers YouTube, celebrity entrepreneurs and viral trends.
In Japan, a 'Strange Hotel' Will Be Staffed Almost Entirely By Robots
Far Out Tech

In Japan, a 'Strange Hotel' Will Be Staffed Almost Entirely By Robots

Guests will be welcomed to the property by three 'actroids' -- robots with an uncanny human likeness and an ability to engage in intelligent conversation.
Katy Perry Strikes Mobile Game Deal With Maker of Kim Kardashian's App
Games

Katy Perry Strikes Mobile Game Deal With Maker of Kim Kardashian's App

The game will feature Perry's voice, likeness and personality, and is slated to launch before the end of the year.
Twitter Is Bleeding Users Because 'We Suck at Dealing With Abuse and Trolls'
Twitter

Twitter Is Bleeding Users Because 'We Suck at Dealing With Abuse and Trolls'

Ahead of an earnings call today, Twitter's CEO took personal responsibility for rampant trolling on the platform in a leaked memo.
Chipotle CEO: McDonald's Chicken Farm the 'Most Disgusting Thing'
animals

Chipotle CEO: McDonald's Chicken Farm the 'Most Disgusting Thing'

McDonald's $50 million investment in Chipotle in 1998 was a bit of a mixed blessing for the burrito giant.
This Might Be the Weirdest Promotional Video You've Ever Seen
Viral Videos

This Might Be the Weirdest Promotional Video You've Ever Seen

HTC jabs Apple and Samsung in this hilariously awful rap video.
With 'Fairlife,' Coca-Cola Is Getting Into the Premium Milk Business
Beverage Businesses

With 'Fairlife,' Coca-Cola Is Getting Into the Premium Milk Business

The soda giant is betting squarely on its new milk product, which contains 50 percent more protein and 50 percent less sugar than normal milk -- at twice the price.
Vine Launches Standalone App for Children
Online Video

Vine Launches Standalone App for Children

The micro-video platform developed the app spinoff during Hack Week, when employees remarked how much their children loved Vine.
56-Year-Old Detroit Man Walks 21 Miles To and From Work and Never Misses a Day
Commutes

56-Year-Old Detroit Man Walks 21 Miles To and From Work and Never Misses a Day

Think your commute is bad? Think again.
Here Are the Best Months, Days and Times to Publish YouTube Videos
Content Strategy

Here Are the Best Months, Days and Times to Publish YouTube Videos

Whenever possible, aim for Thursday or Friday between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Taylor Swift's Latest Trademark Filings Reveal a Shrewd Business Strategy
Celebrities

Taylor Swift's Latest Trademark Filings Reveal a Shrewd Business Strategy

The star stealthily filed trademark applications for certain lyrical stylings from her latest album, '1989.'
Like Twitter, Facebook's Super Bowl Game Plan to Include Ads Sold in Real Time
Advertising

Like Twitter, Facebook's Super Bowl Game Plan to Include Ads Sold in Real Time

New technology developed by Facebook will enable marketers to deploy content regarding events as they unfold.
Taiwanese Parents Now Legally Required to Restrict Their Tech-Addicted Teens
Legal

Taiwanese Parents Now Legally Required to Restrict Their Tech-Addicted Teens

A new law states that residents aged 18 and under should not exceed a 'reasonable' amount of use and carries a $1,595 fine.
NFL Launches First Official YouTube Channel Days Before Super Bowl Kickoff
YouTube

NFL Launches First Official YouTube Channel Days Before Super Bowl Kickoff

After years of fiercely protecting its content, the NFL has reached a deal with YouTube to distribute game previews, highlights, recaps and more.
Fearing Safety, Police Ask Google to Turn Off Officer-Tracking Feature in Waze App
Security

Fearing Safety, Police Ask Google to Turn Off Officer-Tracking Feature in Waze App

Amid roiling tensions with police, officers are urging Google-owned Waze to disable a crowdsourced feature that details their whereabouts.
Uber to Cap Surge Pricing During Winter Storm Juno
Surge Pricing

Uber to Cap Surge Pricing During Winter Storm Juno

In the past, the company has come under fire for surging prices during times of crisis.