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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…