Geoff Weiss

Geoff Weiss

Staff Writer

Geoff Weiss is a staff writer at Entrepreneur.com.

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The Obsessively Secretive Founder of Bitcoin Has Been Unmasked
Business News

The Obsessively Secretive Founder of Bitcoin Has Been Unmasked

In its first printed issue since being acquired by IBT Media, Newsweek has exposed the crytocurrency’s enigmatic alleged founder.
Ballmer Reminisces, Advises in First Appearance Since Exiting Microsoft
Leadership

Ballmer Reminisces, Advises in First Appearance Since Exiting Microsoft

Here are five of the most interesting things that former Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer said during his appearance yesterday at Oxford University's Saïd Business School.
Leaked T-Mobile Memo Reveals BlackBerry Loyalists Are Jumping Ship
Marketing

Leaked T-Mobile Memo Reveals BlackBerry Loyalists Are Jumping Ship

BlackBerry loyalists scoffed at T-Mobile's nationwide promotion encouraging BlackBerry users to upgrade to an iPhone 5s, but the leaked results of the promotion tell a different story.
Why Twitter Bought Two Log Cabins From the 1800s
Lifestyle

Why Twitter Bought Two Log Cabins From the 1800s

Twitter's acquisitions usually make headlines, but the company's latest purchase -- two log cabins -- may have you scratching your head.
Apple's Latest Patent Will Let You Pick Up During a Voicemail
Technology

Apple's Latest Patent Will Let You Pick Up During a Voicemail

Apple was awarded today a patent for technology that will enable iPhone users to listen to voicemails as they’re being left, as well as to pick up mid-message.
This Startup Is Eyeing a Members-Only Bathroom in Times Square
Starting a Business

This Startup Is Eyeing a Members-Only Bathroom in Times Square

Posh Stow and Go is currently hosting a crowdfunding campaign for its planned ultra-luxe restroom and storage facility slated to arrive in New York City's Times Square this June.
Could Your Future Smartphone Help You Read Faster?
Technology

Could Your Future Smartphone Help You Read Faster?

Boston-based startup Spritz has introduced a new speed-reading format that will reportedly be available on Samsung's forthcoming Gear 2 smartwatch and Galaxy S5 smartphone.
An Unlikely Icon: With 'Drag Race,' RuPaul Rounds Another Victory Lap
Lifestyle

An Unlikely Icon: With 'Drag Race,' RuPaul Rounds Another Victory Lap

Decades after landing on the mainstream radar, RuPaul is experiencing a career renaissance with his smash-hit 'RuPaul's Drag Race' in its sixth season on Logo.
How an Email Snafu Led to 61,000 People Storming an Employment Office
Lifestyle

How an Email Snafu Led to 61,000 People Storming an Employment Office

When an email for a recruitment meeting was accidentally sent to every registered job seeker in the city of Stockholm, chaos ensued.
Will Nasty Emailer Kelly Blazek Lose Her 'Communicator of the Year' Title?

Will Nasty Emailer Kelly Blazek Lose Her 'Communicator of the Year' Title?

A business-communication industry group that named Blazek its Communicator of the Year in 2013 said an ethics committee is currently evaluating how to address her venomous leaked messages.
Google Lobbyists Rally as States Consider Restrictions on 'Glass'

Google Lobbyists Rally as States Consider Restrictions on 'Glass'

Google has deployed lobbyists to argue restrictions on wearing Glass while driving proposed by officials in Illinois, Delaware and Missouri.
Gold Diggers: California Couple Finds $10 Million in Rare Coins
Lifestyle

Gold Diggers: California Couple Finds $10 Million in Rare Coins

During a dog-walk on their rural San Francisco property, a couple unearthed six metal canisters containing 1,427 gold coins from the 1800s.
In Leaked Spoof, Netflix Takes Aim at Amazon's Proposed Drones
Technology

In Leaked Spoof, Netflix Takes Aim at Amazon's Proposed Drones

A parody video created by Netflix employees mocks Amazon's much-hyped Prime Air initiative and contemplates the harsh realities of drone delivery.
The 'Got Milk' Slogan Is No More
Marketing

The 'Got Milk' Slogan Is No More

The iconic 'Got Milk?' slogan has been dropped in favor of 'Milk Life' as part of a brand new $50 million campaign that aims to tout milk's nutritional benefits.
New Gmail Feature Makes it a Cinch to Unsubscribe
Marketing

New Gmail Feature Makes it a Cinch to Unsubscribe

In Gmail, an unsubscribe button will now appear directly alongside the subject line of promotional emails.
Oklahoma Makes Personal Finance Mandatory for High School Students
Money

Oklahoma Makes Personal Finance Mandatory for High School Students

A law passed in 2007 and beginning in May will require teachers to certify students' working knowledge of banking, taxes, investing, loans and more.
Google Unveils 'Project Tango': A Smartphone That Sees in 3-D
Technology

Google Unveils 'Project Tango': A Smartphone That Sees in 3-D

Project Tango, a mobile phone prototype devised by Google that can create and capture 3-D models, will be distributed to 200 select developers in mid-March.
Girl Scout Cookie Sales Are Blazing Outside of a California Marijuana Clinic
Grow Your Business

Girl Scout Cookie Sales Are Blazing Outside of a California Marijuana Clinic

An entrepreneurial 13-year-old sold 117 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in two hours after setting up shop outside of a local medical marijuana clinic.
Oh, the Irony: Coke Slams Social Media Addicts in New Viral Video
Social Media

Oh, the Irony: Coke Slams Social Media Addicts in New Viral Video

Coca-Cola's solution for society's intensifying gadget addiction involves a cone collar that prevents you from fixating on your phone -- but not from drinking Coke.
Gap Raises Minimum Wage as Walmart Mulls a Hike of Its Own
News and Trends

Gap Raises Minimum Wage as Walmart Mulls a Hike of Its Own

Gap announced that it would increase the minimum hourly rate for stateside employees to $9 in June, and then again to $10 exactly one year later.
The Latest Must-Stop for Celebs on a Promo Tour: Silicon Valley
News and Trends

The Latest Must-Stop for Celebs on a Promo Tour: Silicon Valley

With television audiences diminishing as a result of newer digital mediums, celebrities are increasingly courting the tech giants of Silicon Valley on their recent promo tours.
The Priciest Rents in the U.S. Are Somewhere You've Probably Never Heard Of
News and Trends

The Priciest Rents in the U.S. Are Somewhere You've Probably Never Heard Of

A recent study revealed that a small, oil boom town in North Dakota fetches rents that are, on average, $2,400 for a one-bedroom apartment.
Pinterest Gives Mobile Users Key App Updates
Apps & Software

Pinterest Gives Mobile Users Key App Updates

Pinterest has added GIF capability to its boards on both Android and iOS devices, and has updated its iPad app to feature geo-tagged Place Pins.
Apple's Latest Patent Tracks Temperature, Perspiration and Heart Rate -- in Your Headphones
News and Trends

Apple's Latest Patent Tracks Temperature, Perspiration and Heart Rate -- in Your Headphones

Filed in 2008, the USPTO granted the request by Apple for a headphone system that can monitor biometric data and can potentially be controlled with head gestures.
In Going Public, Candy Crush Maker Hopes Investors Have a Sweet Tooth
Financing

In Going Public, Candy Crush Maker Hopes Investors Have a Sweet Tooth

Dublin-based King Media Entertainment filed for an initial public offering early this morning, as investors questioned the company's long-term prospects.
Instagram's 5 Tips for Better Marketing -- With Pictures
Social Media

Instagram's 5 Tips for Better Marketing -- With Pictures

The popular photo-sharing site has released findings on its business blog about the ways in which the most successful brands have engaged the visual community.
Customers Still Furious Over 1-800-Flowers' Valentine's Day Flop
Customer Loyalty and Retention

Customers Still Furious Over 1-800-Flowers' Valentine's Day Flop

Besieged by a blizzard, New York-based 1-800-Flowers failed to deliver arrangements -- or delivered dead bouquets -- to hundreds of infuriated customers.
Forget Smartphones and Watches. Are iCars and iCardio Monitors in Apple's Future?
Innovation

Forget Smartphones and Watches. Are iCars and iCardio Monitors in Apple's Future?

While acquisition rumors have long swirled, Apple's top leaders reportedly met with Tesla founder Elon Musk in Cupertino.
No More Missed Connections: Virgin Unveils First-Ever Airborne Social Network
Networking

No More Missed Connections: Virgin Unveils First-Ever Airborne Social Network

Virgin America has partnered with the location-based business app Here On Biz to facilitate networking among its passengers both on the ground and in the air.
Sochi Organizers Did a Terrible Job Stocking Olympic Souvenirs
News and Trends

Sochi Organizers Did a Terrible Job Stocking Olympic Souvenirs

Olympic spectators are grumbling that Sochi merchandise is both hard to come by and severely overpriced at this year’s Games.
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