Geoff Weiss

Geoff Weiss

Staff Writer. Frequently covers tech, fad foods, YouTube, celebrity entrepreneurs and viral trends.
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.
Drone Freaks Out Airline Pilot, Sparks Cry for Regulation
Drones

Drone Freaks Out Airline Pilot, Sparks Cry for Regulation

Drones are becoming more prevalent and dangerous than ever as regulatory talks by the FAA seemingly stall.
GameStop Sales Soar in Second Quarter, Riding New Consoles Wave
Earnings Reports

GameStop Sales Soar in Second Quarter, Riding New Consoles Wave

Hardware and software sales soared during the second quarter, riding new gaming consoles from Microsoft and Sony.
Flight Cancelled? Google Wants to Prevent You From Having a Meltdown.
Business Travel

Flight Cancelled? Google Wants to Prevent You From Having a Meltdown.

A new feature within Google Now offers users the ability to ‘Find alternate flights' in the event of cancellation or delay.
Pair of Apple Patents Aims to Answer: 'Where'd I Park My Car?'
Patents

Pair of Apple Patents Aims to Answer: 'Where'd I Park My Car?'

iPhones might soon be able to determine when and where a car has been parked, and then guide absentminded drivers back to their vehicles.
New Delaware Law Determines Where Your Digital Assets Live After You Die
Legal Center

New Delaware Law Determines Where Your Digital Assets Live After You Die

The law grants executors precisely the same access to digital information as they would possess for comparable physical documents.
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Putting Off Your Succession Plan? Don't.
National Small Business Week

Putting Off Your Succession Plan? Don't.

What if you die? What if you want to take a year-long sabbatical to Africa? Training and succession planning can ensure your company's long-term survival.
50 Cent Betting Heart-Monitoring Headphones Will Be a Hit
Wearable Tech

50 Cent Betting Heart-Monitoring Headphones Will Be a Hit

The rapper's headphone company, SMS Audio, is entering the white-hot wearables space alongside famed chip maker Intel.
Tom Hanks Seeks iTunes Stardom With Typewriter App
Celebrities

Tom Hanks Seeks iTunes Stardom With Typewriter App

The typewriter obsessive, who once boasted a collection numbering 200, has created an app that mimics the look, feel and sound of the bygone gadgets.
Samsung Bashes iPhone Battery Life in Cleverly Placed Airport Ads
Location-based Advertising

Samsung Bashes iPhone Battery Life in Cleverly Placed Airport Ads

The South Korean has affixed signs at airport power outlets that needle the Apple iPhone's notoriously poor battery performance.
Soon, Everyone in Silicon Valley Might Be Dousing Themselves in Ice Water
Charity

Soon, Everyone in Silicon Valley Might Be Dousing Themselves in Ice Water

Tech execs including Mark Zuckerberg, Satya Nadella and Dick Costolo have each poured buckets of ice water over their heads in the name of wiping out ALS.
Lyft and Uber Trade Barbs Over Cancelled Rides
Competition

Lyft and Uber Trade Barbs Over Cancelled Rides

The ridesharing startups are both accusing one another of sabotage in an all-out war of words.
Meet Swash, a $500 Garment-Refreshing Machine to Delay Dry Cleaning
Laundry Business

Meet Swash, a $500 Garment-Refreshing Machine to Delay Dry Cleaning

The stigmas surrounding re-wearing clothes -- especially among business people with capsule wardrobes -- are significantly lessening, maker Procter & Gamble said.
Great-Grandchildren of 'Aunt Jemima' File $2 Billion Suit Against Quaker Oats
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Great-Grandchildren of 'Aunt Jemima' File $2 Billion Suit Against Quaker Oats

The heirs of Anna Short Harrington -- the second-ever woman to serve as the face of the Aunt Jemima breakfast brand -- are alleging 60 years of unpaid royalties in a brand new lawsuit.
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10 Inspirational Robin Williams Quotes
Inspiration

10 Inspirational Robin Williams Quotes

The comedic genius and award-winning actor died yesterday of an apparent suicide. Here, we look back at 10 of his most poignant statements in life and film.