Geoff Weiss

Geoff Weiss

Staff Writer. Frequently covers digital media.
Geoff Weiss is a staff writer at Entrepreneur.com. He frequently covers digital media.
Meerkat CEO on Twitter Blockage: It's Their House, and We Need to Respect That
Competition

Meerkat CEO on Twitter Blockage: It's Their House, and We Need to Respect That

Though such a move was inevitable, it came much sooner than the team had expected, says the CEO of the viral live-streaming app.
How Wanting 'Likes' on Social Media Is Killing Our Capacity for Actual Joy (Infographic)
Social Media

How Wanting 'Likes' on Social Media Is Killing Our Capacity for Actual Joy (Infographic)

'I disciplined my son and he threw a tantrum that I thought was so funny that I disciplined him again just so I could video it,' wrote one participant in a new study about social media addiction.
Tim Cook Reveals the Sectors Apple Wants to Conquer Next
Expansion

Tim Cook Reveals the Sectors Apple Wants to Conquer Next

Looking to the future, Cook says that work within the health-care sector may be one of Apple's biggest opportunities of all.
Samsung Just Won the Internet With This Heartwarming Ad for the Hearing-Impaired (VIDEO)
Viral Videos

Samsung Just Won the Internet With This Heartwarming Ad for the Hearing-Impaired (VIDEO)

The emotionally-charged spot has been viewed over 9 million times across YouTube and on an advertising blog called Digital Synopsis.
Report: Snapchat Raising $200 Million From Alibaba at $15 Billion Valuation
Funding

Report: Snapchat Raising $200 Million From Alibaba at $15 Billion Valuation

The Chinese ecommerce giant is reportedly eyeing expansion into overseas markets as well as social networking.
This Girl Scout Troop Turned a Vacant Warehouse Into a Drive-Thru Cookie Shop
Sales Strategies

This Girl Scout Troop Turned a Vacant Warehouse Into a Drive-Thru Cookie Shop

A Girl Scouts executive called the cookie sales program 'the No. 1 business development program for girls in the country.'
Google's CFO Quits Company in 'Perfectly Fine Midlife Crisis Full of Bliss and Beauty'
Work-Life Balance

Google's CFO Quits Company in 'Perfectly Fine Midlife Crisis Full of Bliss and Beauty'

Patrick Pichette is leaving the search giant to spend more time with his family -- and, he insists, he actually means it.
Meerkat Was Just a Side Project. Here's How it Became a Viral Sensation.
Pivots

Meerkat Was Just a Side Project. Here's How it Became a Viral Sensation.

Meerkat, which enables users to stream live videos over Twitter, is one of the most buzzed-about apps on the market today.
Mark Zuckerberg: I Would Only Hire Someone to Work For Me If I Would Work For Them
Hiring

Mark Zuckerberg: I Would Only Hire Someone to Work For Me If I Would Work For Them

Facebook's CEO shared wisdom on hiring and delegation during the latest installment of 'Q&A with Mark.'
Free 'Pablo' Tool Generates Engaging Social Graphics in Under 30 Seconds
Graphics

Free 'Pablo' Tool Generates Engaging Social Graphics in Under 30 Seconds

The tool lets users create graphics overlaid with text in order to fuel engagement on social media and blogs.
Meet the 91-Year-Old Who Is Finally Living Her Dream as a Tech Designer in Silicon Valley
Ageism

Meet the 91-Year-Old Who Is Finally Living Her Dream as a Tech Designer in Silicon Valley

The team at IDEO, an innovation and design firm, is inspired by Barbara Beskind's unique perspective and enthused by her resolve.
This Standalone Smartwatch Is Designed for Both Children and Senior Citizens
Smartwatches

This Standalone Smartwatch Is Designed for Both Children and Senior Citizens

With child-tracking capabilities and a 911 emergency feature, the Burg 31 doesn't need to be tethered to a mobile device in order to place calls or send texts.
From Apple to SoulCycle: Here's How Cult Brands Breed Loyalty and Fanaticism
Branding

From Apple to SoulCycle: Here's How Cult Brands Breed Loyalty and Fanaticism

Panelists at Social Media Week in New York City discussed how aspiring brands can achieve cult status.
Princeton-Founded 'Friendsy' App Looking to Recapture Facebook's Early Magic
College Entrepreneurs

Princeton-Founded 'Friendsy' App Looking to Recapture Facebook's Early Magic

With 25,000 users and $200,000 in funding, the social network is now rolling out to all campuses nationwide.
Start Early, Aim Low, Keep It Short: How to Run a Successful Kickstarter Campaign (Infographic)
Infographics

Start Early, Aim Low, Keep It Short: How to Run a Successful Kickstarter Campaign (Infographic)

Ideally, entrepreneurs should ask for as little money as possible and set up campaigns that run no longer than 30 days.