Geoff Weiss

Geoff Weiss

Staff Writer. Frequently covers YouTube, celebrity entrepreneurs and viral trends.
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.
Tumblr Launches New Ad Initiative to Connect Popular Bloggers With Major Brands
Artists

Tumblr Launches New Ad Initiative to Connect Popular Bloggers With Major Brands

The Creatrs Network would give marketers access to the kind of content that is already resonating among Tumblr's 420 million total users.
Beanies, Tees and Steez: How Shaun Neff Built a $100 Million Business Out of His Backpack
Fashion

Beanies, Tees and Steez: How Shaun Neff Built a $100 Million Business Out of His Backpack

The headwear entrepreneur, whose eponymous line of SoCal-leaning merchandise is one of the hottest lifestyle brands on the youth market, has always been something of a natural born hustler.
Tootsie Roll Appoints 83-Year-Old Widow as CEO; Sale Rumors Swirl
Leadership

Tootsie Roll Appoints 83-Year-Old Widow as CEO; Sale Rumors Swirl

Ellen Gordon, 83, will succeed her 95-year-old husband, Melvin, who was the oldest CEO of any company listed on the New York Stock Exchange or the Nasdaq Stock Market.
James Patterson Wants to Ignite Sales With $300,000 Self-Destructing Book
Publicity Stunts

James Patterson Wants to Ignite Sales With $300,000 Self-Destructing Book

The prolific author is offering one reader a trip to an undisclosed location and the chance to read one of his books in 24 hours -- or else.
You'll Never Guess Which Country Boasts the Most Female-Run Businesses on Earth
Gender gap

You'll Never Guess Which Country Boasts the Most Female-Run Businesses on Earth

Roughly 59 percent of all Jamaican companies are helmed by women, while Norway counts the highest proportion of companies with women serving as the chair of the board.
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.