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Mashable was created by Pete Cashmore from his home in Aberdeen, Scotland, in July 2005. Time noted Mashable as one of the 25 best blogs in 2009, and it has been described as a "one stop shop" for social media. As of November 2015, it has over 6,000,000 Twitter followers and over 3,200,000 fans on Facebook. In June 2016, it acquired YouTube channel CineFix from Whalerock Industries.

In December 2017, Ziff Davis bought Mashable for $50 million, which several publications referred to as a "fire sale" price down from its peak valuation of $250 million. Mashable was not meeting its advertising targets, and was losing money, with $4.2 million losses in the quarter ending September 2017. After the sale, Mashable laid off 50 staffers, although Ziff Davis insisted on keeping top management. Because of the drop in value, stock options issued to employees during Mashable's successful times were worthless.


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Facebook makes my mother miserable. She knows it, and she's disgusted with herself for nevertheless continuing to spend time scrolling through its endless updates. But I wish she knew that this seemingly self-sabotaging behavior is not her fault — it’s Facebook’s. In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica and Internet Research
Mark Hamill was staying in a London hotel when a painting caught his eye. SEE ALSO: Harrison Ford honors Mark Hamill at Walk of Fame celebration, remembers Carrie Fisher On Wednesday he tweeted this picture. Sooooo.....Look who I found looking over my shoulder in a painting on the wall of my London hotel room. 😍Coincidence? I DON'T THINK
The man who helped gather Facebook users' information for Cambridge Analytica claims that he didn't think it'd be used to target voters. Data scientist Aleksandr Kogan, who also goes by the surname of Spectre, told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Tuesday that he was "heavily siloed" from knowing about the UK data firm's clients and funders, who are
If anyone's more obsessed than you with the '80s, it's Steven Spielberg. The legendary director of new Easter egg-filled geek adventure Ready Player One reflected on why we're so obsessed with nostalgia for the decade in a Q&A at the film's Australian premiere in Sydney on Tuesday.  SEE ALSO: 'Ready Player One' review roundup: Dubbed 'the
For millions of people, Facebook replaced MySpace years ago. But what comes next? While people ponder over whether they should delete Facebook in light of the Cambridge Analytica debacle, a competition called the OpenBook Challenge wants entrants to create a successor for the beleaguered social network. SEE ALSO: Even the founder of WhatsApp
President Donald Trump is not always so great at following directions.  The Washington Post reports that Trump received a specific warning from his national security advisers on Tuesday which said to not congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on his reelection. In fact, the message couldn't have been more clear. "DO NOT CONGRATULATE,"



From: Mashable By Tracey Edouard Recommended by: Mashable Image: © Laughing Stock/CorbisMashable's latest #BizChats Twitter chat discussed several money habits people can pick up to break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck.Several financial savvy entrepreneurs and personal finance experts joined us including: Alexa von
  For nearly two weeks, Facebook has been at the center of a media firestorm about whether its "human editors" have been inappropriately tampering with the "Trending Topics" seen by millions.A U.S. senator has pressured Facebook for answers. Top Facebook executives have met with leading conservative figures like Glenn Beck to assure them
You know how they say there's an Uber for everything? This new platform wants to add to the list.   ArticleBunny, which launched this week, says it stands to have an equally transformative impact as Uber — this time on the way businesses build original and engaging content. ArticleBunny enables companies to order
This article is part of SWOT Team, a series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in marketing, brand-building and public relations.   We all know it pays to have a large social media presence (this is a world where companies pay Kim Kardashian an estimated $20,000 per promotional tweet). But short of buying followers or
From: Mashable By Olivia Niland Recommended by: Mashable You can find Donald Trump piñatas all over downtown Los Angeles' Piñata District. Image: Olivia niland/mashableIt's almost always the hair.When Lorena Robletto, a retailer in downtown Los Angeles' Piñata District, gets a call for a custom Donald Trump piñata, the focus is
From: Mashable By Patrick Kulp Recommended by: Mashable Signature 42-foot tall glass doors slide open during a preview of the new Apple Union Square store, Thursday, May 19, 2016, in San Francisco. The store opens on Saturday. Image: Associated Press/eric risbergSAN FRANCISCO — "Hey, did you see what's going on at Apple?"That's



Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Anyone who's anyone in the IT world has a ton of CompTIA certifications under their belt.  Having these industry-recognized certifications makes you
Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Is the future broken? Maybe not, but by many measures the present is. Over the past couple of years, the networks and devices that we've come to rely on for our information,
There are two types of people in this world. Those who live at inbox zero, who frantically read, remove, and reply to emails the very instant they arrive.  And, then there's the rest of us: Those who live with thousands of unopened emails without a care in the world. I am one such individual—a millennial who checks my personal email
All your money is gone. Whoops! Sorry for your loss.  The world of cryptocurrency trading is notoriously risky, but it wasn't supposed to be like this. Some Coinbase account holders are losing their shit today as they look to their bank statements to find that the exchange has withdrawn excessive amounts of money from their accounts. 
Picture this: The sun is sinking below the horizon, and it's going to be a stunner of a sunset — one for the books (or at the very least, for Facebook). You scramble for your phone to capture those vivid, cotton candy-coloured skies, but the image simply doesn't translate on your screen as beautifully as it appears IRL. In the nascent days
An unsecured FedEx server was breached, exposing thousands of customers' personal information, a prominent security research firm discovered earlier this month. Package forwarding service Bongo International was acquired by FedEx in 2014 and now serves as a e-commerce service called FedEx Cross Border. But an unsecured Amazon S3 server, according