Geoff Weiss

Geoff Weiss

Staff Writer. Frequently covers tech, fad foods, YouTube, celebrity entrepreneurs and viral trends.
IKEA Skewers Apple's High-Minded Marketing in Hilarious Viral Sketch
Viral Videos

IKEA Skewers Apple's High-Minded Marketing in Hilarious Viral Sketch

'It's not a digital book, or an ebook,' an IKEA exec describes the company's forthcoming catalogue in reverent tones evoking Apple's lead designer Jony Ive. 'It's a bookbook.'
Google to Break Ground on Life-Prolonging Research Facility
Biotechnology

Google to Break Ground on Life-Prolonging Research Facility

Google-backed biotech company Calico has also forged a partnership with a Chicago-based biopharmaceutical firm to develop age-defying drugs.
AARP Launches a Tablet Designed for Boomers
Technology

AARP Launches a Tablet Designed for Boomers

The $189 device comes equipped with an easy-to-use interface, larger-than-normal icons and special settings to fix common mishaps instantly.
Young 'Trep on Launching 25 Businesses in 25 Weeks: 'I'm Loving Every Second'
Young Entrepreneurs

Young 'Trep on Launching 25 Businesses in 25 Weeks: 'I'm Loving Every Second'

We checked in with 29-year-old Colin Grussing, who announced an ambitious plan in March to launch a new business every week for the next year.
The Average American Works 47 Hours Per Week, Gallup Finds
Work-Life Balance

The Average American Works 47 Hours Per Week, Gallup Finds

Forget 9 to 5: Eighteen percent of full-time employees work more than 60 hours per week, according to the analytics company's latest Work and Education Survey.
Should Complaining About Work on Social Media Be a Fireable Offense?
Gossip

Should Complaining About Work on Social Media Be a Fireable Offense?

A federal agency has ruled that two trash-talking employees fired by a Connecticut bar and grill in 2011 must be rehired by owners no later than this Friday.
Malaysia Airlines Scraps Ill-Conceived 'Bucket List' Promotion
Mistakes

Malaysia Airlines Scraps Ill-Conceived 'Bucket List' Promotion

Following the tragedies of Flight 370 and Flight 17, Malaysia Airlines rolled out -- and then promptly scrapped -- a contest asking consumers to describe their bucket lists.
Study: Office Plants Can Boost Productivity and Morale
Productivity

Study: Office Plants Can Boost Productivity and Morale

While minimally-appointed office spaces are typically thought to be the most productive, a new study suggests that ornamentation -- via greenery -- can enhance efficiency.
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The Internet Thinks Hershey's New Logo Looks Like Crap -- Literally
Rebranding

The Internet Thinks Hershey's New Logo Looks Like Crap -- Literally

The 120-year-old company unveiled a new logo today, much to the amusement (and disgust) of commenters on social media.
France's New Economics Minister Proposes Increase on 35-Hour Workweeks
Legal Center

France's New Economics Minister Proposes Increase on 35-Hour Workweeks

Days prior to taking office, Emmanuel Macron suggested that unions should vote on certain 'exceptions' to a long-running and controversial French law.
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Work Experience, Be Damned: Here's How to Hire the Best Problem Solvers (Infographic)
Hiring Tips

Work Experience, Be Damned: Here's How to Hire the Best Problem Solvers (Infographic)

Throwing curveballs during job interviews can help weed out candidates who possess valuable critical thinking skills.
Apple, Samsung and LG: Smartwatch Showdown Set for Early September
Smartwatches

Apple, Samsung and LG: Smartwatch Showdown Set for Early September

Samsung and LG have announced new smartwatch launches on the heels of reports that Apple will unveil a long-awaited wearable on September 9.
This Famous Toilet-Paper Maker Is Ditching the Cardboard Tube
Sustainability

This Famous Toilet-Paper Maker Is Ditching the Cardboard Tube

Scott is looking to wipe out the competition with an environmentally-friendly brand of toilet paper that cuts down on the 17 billion cardboard tubes it says are thrown away each year.
Inside 'Operation SLOG,' Uber's Plan for Crushing Competitors
Competition

Inside 'Operation SLOG,' Uber's Plan for Crushing Competitors

While the company's penchant for cancelling rides has been well-documented, the practice -- until now -- has remained largely misunderstood.
Snapchat Valuation Skyrockets to $10 Billion Following New Funding
Valuations

Snapchat Valuation Skyrockets to $10 Billion Following New Funding

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers tendered a $20 million investment in the as-yet-unprofitable ephemeral messaging app last May.