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Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe.

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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Elizabeth Warren's announcement that she took a DNA test to prove she has a Native American ancestor likely inspired countless people to pursue genetic testing to investigate their own family lore.  Yet there's a reason why the Democratic senator's declaration was met with harsh criticism, including from the Cherokee Nation's secretary of
Tech reporters Jake Krol and Matt Binder talk Techtober and the Razer Phone 2. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Razer Phone, Technically Speaking, Techtober, and Tech
Orange Is the New Black will conclude after its seventh season next year. The prison drama based on Piper Kerman's memoir of the same name was one of Netflix's first original TV shows, premiering in the summer of 2013. SEE ALSO: 'Orange is the New Black' Season 6 feels like the beginning of the end Creator Jenji Kohan said in 2017 that she had
This week, on Technically Speaking: Jake Krol and Matt Binder discuss the latest tech headlines, including Techtober, Photoshop coming to the iPad, and Netflix accounting for 15% of the internet's data. Read more...More about Ipad, Netflix, Mashable Video, Photoshop, and Razer
A student in Davis, California has claimed that around two weeks ago, she and a co-conspirator gave nine classmates cookies containing her grandfather's ashes. At least some of the students were aware there were ashes in the cookies before they consumed them, police told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday. Others were apparently unaware and were "
Back in July, Tesla announced it had signed a deal in China allowing it to build up to 500,000 vehicles a year there. Now Elon Musk's company has acquired the land to build its manufacturing facility in Shanghai. The location of the Chinese Gigafactory was set as Shanghai because it has a free-trade zone, which means there's no need to partner

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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 Erin Greenawald for The MuseRecommended by: MashableIf you’re planning to look for a new job this year, you’re not alone.Which might leave you wondering: How, exactly, does one get noticed in a crowded, motivated pool of applicants? Sure, you can read the job description, but how can you know what hiring managers are really
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

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"This country is a mindfuck," one character says early in Dear White People Season 2. In its first 30 minutes alone, Dear White People Vol. II makes good on that highly relatable statement, with Sam (Logan Browning) arguing with the internet and trying to convince people out of their point of view before realizing that that almost never works.
Tasmanian devils are on the brink of extinction, but there's a glimmer of hope. And it's shining brightly.  Scientists exploring Tasmania's southwest wilderness discovered a group of the animals that so far appears to be completely free of the contagious cancer that is ravaging the rest of the population. SEE ALSO: These new little Tasmanian
A healthy relationship is marked by good boundaries and an attachment to a real person you've actually met. Over the past two years, far too many people have developed a codependent relationship with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Their fixation is eminently understandable. Like him or not, that sullen piece of limestone rock is the only person
From late 1861 through early 1862, a megaflood of historic proportions put large parts of the state of California underwater. The state's Central Valley, which is now one of the most productive agricultural ares in the country, became a vast inland lake. The city of Sacramento, which sits at the intersection of the American and Sacramento rivers,
All businesses — no matter how big or small — need a strong and compelling website if they want to stand out from the crowd. Whether you're starting your own business or simply thinking about it, looking to create an online store or just beef up your client list, it's important to consider what your online presence is going to look
Starbucks is out of business for the afternoon. In response to several Starbucks employees being accused of racial profiling customers, the coffee chain decided to close its 8,000 company-owned stores for several hours on May 29 to administer racial-bias training. SEE ALSO: How can Starbucks ensure its racial-bias training actually helps a divided

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