Mashable (Mashable Inc.) is a Scottish-American news website and Internet news blog founded by Pete Cashmore. The website’s primary focus is social media news, but also covers news and developments in mobile, entertainment, online video, business, web development, technology, memes and gadgets. Mashable was launched by Pete Cashmore from his home in Aberdeen, Scotland in July 2005. With a reported 50+ million monthly pageviews and an Alexa ranking under 300, Mashable ranks as one of the world’s largest websites. Timenoted Mashable as one of the 25 best blogs in 2009, and has been described as “one stop shop” for social media. As of March 2012, it has over 2,775,000 Twitter followers and over 838,400 fans on Facebook.
Mashable Connect conference
Mashable Connect is an annual invite-only conference. It was held on 12 May – 14 May, 2011, with 300 attendees. Speakers included Scott Belsky, Founder & CEO, Behance Rohit Bhargava, SVP, Global Strategy & Marketing, Ogilvy. Sabrina Caluori, Director of Social Media & Marketing, HBO, and Greg Clayman, Publisher, The Daily. Themes discussed included content curation, the democratisation of content, social media, social television, and helping consumers deal with content overload.
Various news related to the acquisition of Mashable has already been on the web, with AOL being the main name coming out every time. But recently[when?] various sites including Reuters have reported that the site would soon be acquired for $200 million by CNN, which also provided a video. Softwarelint compares mashable over Cnet Source Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License Mashable