Geoff Weiss

Geoff Weiss

Staff Writer

Geoff Weiss is a staff writer at Entrepreneur.com.

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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 yearÂ’s Games.
This Is How Small Businesses Are Using Social Media
Social Media

This Is How Small Businesses Are Using Social Media

A new study conducted by LinkedIn with the market research firm TNS reveals that social media has increasingly become the vital axis upon which small and medium-sized businesses turn.
Calling All Dreamers: Disney Is Launching a Startup Accelerator Program
Innovation

Calling All Dreamers: Disney Is Launching a Startup Accelerator Program

The Magic Kingdom has announced a startup accelerator program that will provide 10 budding tech companies with $120,000 and invaluable mentoring.
How This 'Shark Tank' Contestant Found Love -- and Wealth -- By Spray Painting His Dog
Profiles

How This 'Shark Tank' Contestant Found Love -- and Wealth -- By Spray Painting His Dog

When Abe Geary proposed to his girlfriend by painting the words 'Marry me?' on the side of his brother's white boxer, a venture now known as PetPaint was born.
Why Barbie Posed for Sports Illustrated
Advertising

Why Barbie Posed for Sports Illustrated

As worldwide sales of Barbie struggle, the blonde-haired plastic toy is making her debut in Sports Illustrated's key swimsuit issue.
Bad Karma? PayPal President Reports Stolen Credit Card
Security

Bad Karma? PayPal President Reports Stolen Credit Card

Just weeks after a claim that PayPal compromised the credit-card data of one of its users, the company's president claimed his card got skimmed.
Paula Deen Is Cooking Up a Comeback
Venture Capital

Paula Deen Is Cooking Up a Comeback

Paula Deen has received a $75 to $100 million cash injection from private-equity firm Najafi Companies, as a concentrated and passionate fan base continues to rally around the embattled chef.
The 7 Most Fascinating Things Bill Gates Said in His Reddit Chat
Leadership

The 7 Most Fascinating Things Bill Gates Said in His Reddit Chat

During an open-forum Q&A hosted by Reddit, Bill Gates discussed philanthropy, business advice and even condom design in his first interview since stepping down as MicrosoftÂ’s chairman.
Hacker Dad Rigs Air Hockey Robot from 3-D Printer Parts
Technology

Hacker Dad Rigs Air Hockey Robot from 3-D Printer Parts

Jose Julio fashioned a robot to play air hockey against his young daughter out of 3-D printer parts.
Look Out, Amazon: Dubai Could Have Delivery Drones by Year's End
News and Trends

Look Out, Amazon: Dubai Could Have Delivery Drones by Year's End

The United Arab Emirates will employ drones equipped with eye-recognition and fingerprint technology to deliver important government documents by year's end.
Following Takedown, Flappy Bird Hatches Anew on eBay for $100,000
Apps & Software

Following Takedown, Flappy Bird Hatches Anew on eBay for $100,000

After Flappy Bird was inexplicably removed from app stores by its developer over the weekend, the free game has now resurfaced on eBay to the tune of $99,900.
Is Our Education System Hurting Entrepreneurship?
Radicals & Visionaries

Is Our Education System Hurting Entrepreneurship?

In a recent panel, eminent philosopher Sir Ken Robinson outlined how educational systems around the globe are failing to foster an entrepreneurial spirit.
Flappy Bird Reportedly Flapping Away For Good
Apps & Software

Flappy Bird Reportedly Flapping Away For Good

In an unexpected turn, the creator of Flappy Bird tweeted this afternoon that he would be erasing the chart-topping game from app stores in a mere 22 hours.
Amazon Wants a Hit Series of Its Own
News and Trends

Amazon Wants a Hit Series of Its Own

For the second year in a row, Amazon is utilizing a crowdsourcing model to determine which of 10 series pilots currently available for live streaming will ultimately be given the green light.
At New Marc Jacobs Concept Store, No Money Will Change Hands
Social Media

At New Marc Jacobs Concept Store, No Money Will Change Hands

Does social media carry an intrinsic dollar value? At Marc Jacobs' latest pop-up store in New York, the designer is throwing money out the window entirely.