Geoff Weiss

Geoff Weiss

Staff Writer. Frequently covers tech, fad foods, YouTube, celebrity entrepreneurs and viral trends.
Uber Fires -- Then Promptly Rehires -- Driver Over Shockingly Innocuous Tweet
Disciplining and Firing

Uber Fires -- Then Promptly Rehires -- Driver Over Shockingly Innocuous Tweet

After Uber driver Chris Ortiz tweeted about driver safety, he was unceremoniously dumped by the company in a letter that called his statements 'hateful.'
Sean Parker's Punishment for Eco-Unfriendly Wedding? He Has to Build an App.
Legal Center

Sean Parker's Punishment for Eco-Unfriendly Wedding? He Has to Build an App.

The 'creative' settlement was reached with the California Coastal Commission after Napster founder Sean Parker came under fire for hosting an over-the-top wedding that allegedly damaged sensitive Redwood forests.
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Lookin' Sharp: Apple Adds Retina Display to iMac Desktop
Computers

Lookin' Sharp: Apple Adds Retina Display to iMac Desktop

The new iMac will feature a 27-inch Retina 5K display, Apple said, that is jam-packed with 14.7 million pixels.
Apple's Latest iPads Are Thinner, Faster and Equipped With Touch ID
Tablets

Apple's Latest iPads Are Thinner, Faster and Equipped With Touch ID

The iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 will be available for preorder starting tomorrow.
Apple Pay Officially Arrives Monday, Oct. 20
Apple

Apple Pay Officially Arrives Monday, Oct. 20

The new payments paradigm has been billed as a potential credit-card killer.
Cutting the Cord: HBO to Offer Standalone Streaming Service Next Year
Online Video

Cutting the Cord: HBO to Offer Standalone Streaming Service Next Year

The move would mark a vast step beyond current streaming option HBO Go, which launched in 2010 and is only available to viewers with a cable subscription.
'Super Size Me' Filmmaker Is Producing a New Web Series on Entrepreneurship
Online Video

'Super Size Me' Filmmaker Is Producing a New Web Series on Entrepreneurship

Documentarian Morgan Spurlock is bringing his box-office acclaim to new media with a forthcoming online video channel called Smartish.
All 100 Employees at This NYC Office Share One Gigantic Desk
Office Furniture

All 100 Employees at This NYC Office Share One Gigantic Desk

'It's actually lower cost than if we had done standard cubicles and desks,' says Benjamin Palmer, chairman of the Barbarian Group, a New York-based creative agency.
YouTube to Open Free Production Facility for NYC-Based Creators
Online Video

YouTube to Open Free Production Facility for NYC-Based Creators

YouTube Space New York follows similar facilities in London, Los Angeles and Tokyo.
Ticket Fee? Haha, No. This Comedy Club Charges By the Laugh.
Taxes

Ticket Fee? Haha, No. This Comedy Club Charges By the Laugh.

How much would you pay for a good belly laugh? At this Spanish theater, each one will set you back about 38 cents.
Google to Unveil 'Shamu'-Sized Smartphone of Its Own Later This Month
Mobile

Google to Unveil 'Shamu'-Sized Smartphone of Its Own Later This Month

A size contest seems to have erupted among today's leading smartphone manufacturers.
One of Apple's Very First Computers Expected to Fetch $400,000 at Auction
Business of History

One of Apple's Very First Computers Expected to Fetch $400,000 at Auction

Launched in 1976, the Apple 1 motherboard was invented by Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs' family garage.
Apple Reportedly Delays Launch of Jumbo iPad
iPad

Apple Reportedly Delays Launch of Jumbo iPad

Though such delays likely sound familiar to even the casual Apple observer, they still raise the question: Is this just a marketing tactic to drum up demand?
How This Savvy 10-Year-Old Launched a Budding Cookie Business
Young Entrepreneurs

How This Savvy 10-Year-Old Launched a Budding Cookie Business

Ten-year-old Cory Nieves, founder and CEO of Mr. Cory's Cookies, rakes in roughly $1,000 each week and has hopes of one day helming his own fashion line.
Imgur to Convert All GIFs Into MP4 Files, Ramping Up Resolution and Speed
Technology

Imgur to Convert All GIFs Into MP4 Files, Ramping Up Resolution and Speed

Imgur, a leading GIF host, believes that the transition could open up new possibilities for creativity in the medium.