All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Mashable’

Oldest Photo Of Human Surfaces Online

The oldest known photograph of a person has surfaced online. The picture, which was taken in 1838 by Louis Daguerre, shows what looks like a deserted city. However, upon closer look, you can see a man getting his boots shined in the lower left hand corner. The two men are the only people that are visible in the photo. However, …

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CNN Mashable Acquisition Rumors Are Back

There were rumors going around at SXSW in April that CNN was in talks to acquire Mashable. Here’s what Reuters had to say about it at the time: Mashable CEO Pete Cashmore at reportedly denied the rumors to Mashable staff. Business Insider is now reporting, citing two unnamed sources, that Mashable execs have been preparing for an acquisition by CNN. …

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Mashable Bought By Conan O’Brien, Replaces CEO

Tech site Mashable has been bought out by the most unlikely of people – late night comedian Conan O’Brien. The purchases comes as a result of O’Brien’s frustration over a lack of decent technology news Web sites and he intends to change it in big ways. The video posted today announcing the purchase of the company details what happens between …

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CNN To Acquire Mashable? A Possibility, According to Reports From SXSW [Updated]

Update: TechCrunch is reporting that Mashable staffers are saying CEO Pete Cashmore is denying the rumors to them. Reports are coming out of SXSW that CNN is in talks to acquire Mashable. This is being reported by the New York Times and multiple others, though there’s no word yet from either CNN or Mashable. The NYT cites “three people with …

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The Next Web Is Most Engaged News Group on Google+

According to a new study from Adam Sherk, after examining the frequency of posts with comments, +1s and shares, found that The Next Web has the highest level of engagement on Google+ among other news organizations. TNW eked out above Mashable, who was followed by Breaking News. After the top three, the amount of engagement among the 45 news organizations …

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Ben Parr Fired From Mashable

Reports have come out that Mashable editor Ben Parr has been fired. John Murrell at AllThingsD reports that word got out that Parr was no longer with Mashable, when emails to him were returned with a message simply saying, “no longer here”. AllThingsD shares a short message from Mashable, which simply said, “confirming the terms of departure were termination.” His …

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Steve Jobs on iCloud in ’97, HK Apple Store & Social Good

Today’s video round-up features a vintage Steve Jobs clip, some location-based marketing advice from social media guy Chris Brogan, some thought-provoking discussions from Mashable’s Social Good Summit and a few other goodies. View other daily video round-ups here. Steve Jobs describes iCloud in ’97? Apple Store opens in Hong Kong: Chris Brogan shares location based marketing for dummies: A man …

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Business Insider Overtakes Mashable in U.S. Unique Visitors (Compete)

Business Insider has overtaken Mashable in unique visitors according to Compete. It seemed noteworthy when competing blog Mashable overtook TechCrunch as the more popular tech blog, and now Business Insider (whose tech section is technically Silicon Alley Insider) appears to be doing even better than Mashable. Of course, there are plenty of factors that could be contributing here. For one, …

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Is the State of the News Industry “Pathetic”?

Mashable founder Pete Cashmore tweeted that Monday was the biggest traffic day ever for the publication (in terms of unique visitors. Clearly, it stands to reason that the death of Osama bin Laden and the site’s tendency to show up high in Google search results played a role in this. If you look at Mashable’s topic page for Osama bin …

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Mashable Affected By Google’s Panda Update? Not Likely.

Hitwise released some new data (we looked at the bigger picture here) obtained by Forbes, related to Google’s Panda Update. It has a list of sites that have experienced drastic changes in Google traffic since before the initial launch of the U.S. Panda update – loooking at patterns from the beginning of the year until 3 days ago. Most of …

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Yelp Adds ‘Check-Ins’ To Reviews

The review site Yelp has been interesting to watch over time. It gets a lot of interest from different businesses like Google who was interested buying it. Then it gets more investment from VC’s when those deals don’t pan out.

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Rumor: AOL May (Not) Be Buying Mashable

Update: According to Business Insider, Pete Cashmore had this to say on the matter: 

We’re very open to partnerships and always talk with those that get in touch. We’ve certainly spoken to lots of potential partners, some of those conversations more significant than others. But I don’t feel that any of those conversations reached a point at which Mashable is likely to cease being independent.

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