Geoff Weiss

Geoff Weiss

Staff Writer. Frequently covers tech, fad foods, YouTube, celebrity entrepreneurs and viral trends.
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.
Facebook Reportedly Developing App for Anonymous Social Interaction
Privacy concerns

Facebook Reportedly Developing App for Anonymous Social Interaction

The move marks an about-face from the company's founding mission, which sought to establish a digital network of actual identities.
How These Brilliant Digital Billboards Are Delivering a Hair-Raising Message
Viral Marketing

How These Brilliant Digital Billboards Are Delivering a Hair-Raising Message

The viral campaign -- and a reimagined successor in the name of charity -- illustrate the kind of marketing magic that occurs when technology and humanity intersect.
'Dear Mr. Human': United Airlines Suffers Another Embarrassing Customer Service Blunder
Learning From Mistakes

'Dear Mr. Human': United Airlines Suffers Another Embarrassing Customer Service Blunder

A customer service letter addressed 'Dear Mr. Human' follows another dispatch last July in which various automated fields had been left completely blank.
Harvard Professor Crafts $50 Standing Desk That Can Fold Into Your Laptop Bag
Productivity

Harvard Professor Crafts $50 Standing Desk That Can Fold Into Your Laptop Bag

The StandStand has nearly quadrupled its Kickstarter goal of $15,000 with two weeks to spare.
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FBI Director: Chinese Hackers Have Infiltrated Every Major U.S. Company
Cybercrime

FBI Director: Chinese Hackers Have Infiltrated Every Major U.S. Company

'There are two kinds of big companies in the United States…those who've been hacked by the Chinese, and those who don't know they've been hacked by the Chinese.'
Is Charitable Crotch-Grabbing Stunt #FeelingNuts the Next ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?
Viral Marketing

Is Charitable Crotch-Grabbing Stunt #FeelingNuts the Next ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?

Attention-grabbing exploit? Check. Viral hashtag? Yup. Celebrity participants? The floodgates seem to be opening.
Low on Drive? Watch Matthew McConaughey Deliver This Rousing Ode to Purpose.
Inspiration

Low on Drive? Watch Matthew McConaughey Deliver This Rousing Ode to Purpose.

‘You gotta ask yourself, why are you playing the game?' McConaughey told football players while visiting practice at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
Facebook Makes Elusive Vow to Rethink User Experimentation
Privacy concerns

Facebook Makes Elusive Vow to Rethink User Experimentation

The social network will give its researchers 'clearer guidelines' for future experimentations -- but just what these guidelines are is anyone's guess.
Why Face-to-Face Communication Won't Disappear (Infographic)
Interactivity

Why Face-to-Face Communication Won't Disappear (Infographic)

Eighty percent of millennials and 78 percent of Gen Xers say they prefer in-person communication with colleagues as opposed to virtual conferencing.
Seeking Truce With Drag Community, Facebook Will Amend Its 'Real-Name' Policy
apologies

Seeking Truce With Drag Community, Facebook Will Amend Its 'Real-Name' Policy

After hundreds of accounts were suspended for the use of drag names like Sister Roma and Lil Miss Hot Mess, Facebook said it was rethinking certain policies.
Elon Musk Wants to Colonize Mars in Order to Fend Off Human Extinction
Space Travel

Elon Musk Wants to Colonize Mars in Order to Fend Off Human Extinction

Musk hopes to begin sending settlers to Mars by the year 2040, with a full colony of 1 million slated to arrive by century's end.
Uber Program Targeting Corporate Travelers Rolls Out Globally
Business Travel

Uber Program Targeting Corporate Travelers Rolls Out Globally

Uber for Business, which offers helpful features for small and mid-sized companies, is now available in each of the 200 cities where Uber currently operates.
Part Incubator, Part Private Club, Blade Wants to Electrify Boston's Buzzy Startup Scene
Boston

Part Incubator, Part Private Club, Blade Wants to Electrify Boston's Buzzy Startup Scene

Kayak founder Paul English is seeking to electrify Boston's startup scene with his new venture, Blade.
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