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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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Janet Jackson's doing itJeff Goldblum's doing it. Now Cardi B has purred her way into ASMR.  In a tingly new interview with W Magazine, the rapper kicks your autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) into overdrive by stroking and whispering into the microphones, and playing with a fluffy rug and toddler toy.  It is alarmingly
Get ready for the Alexa headphone explosion. Up till now, there haven’t been too many headphones that integrate Amazon Alexa. There are certainly some you can buy — from high-end noise-canceling cans that fit over the ears to true-wireless models — but even when Alexa is present, its abilities are limited to a subset of what it
Sarah Silverman used to let Louis C.K. masturbate in front of her, she told Howard Stern in an interview on Monday. While C.K. has been somewhat eviscerated for doing the same thing to other women, as per a New York Times story last year which he later admitted to, Silverman said she let the comic masturbate in her presence consensually when they
This is You Won't Regret It, a new weekly column featuring recommendations, tips, and unsolicited advice from the Mashable culture team. Making my bed was the one chore I hated the most, but I've learned that it's one of the best tools to tackle my depression.  Growing up, I wasn't allowed to leave the house until I made my bed. My mother
YouTube wants its creators to know that the company hears them loud and clear. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki published her latest letter to creators on Monday, discussing the company's priorities for the rest of the year. While the bulk of the letter covered the threat Article 13 in the EU poses on the YouTube community, Wojcicki also snuck in a slew
The crooks definitely haven't forgotten.  Despite a rash of publicity last year warning Tesla owners of the risk, yet another unlucky individual appears to have fallen victim to a so-called relay attack — losing his pricey electric car in the process. In surveillance video published to YouTube (embedded below), it seems thieves can be

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Yahoo is angering the dwindling number of people who still use its email service with a test run of a feature that locks out anyone who has an ad blocker installed.Several Yahoo users complained that they encountered an error message when trying to open their mail account on Thursday in an AdBlock Plus forum thread first spotted by Digiday. The
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
 This article is part of DBA, a series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital and management.You're standing face-to-face with a professional in your industry who can help you advance your career. This is your chance to wow this person with a strong handshake, bright smile
From: Mashable By Rachel Thompson Recommended by: Mashable Metro supermarket in Berlin now has a vertical farm at the end of its produce aisle. Image: infarmLONDON — If you're looking for locally grown farm produce, your local farmers market or farm shop are usually your best bet. But one German supermarket has done something a
From: Mashable By Patrick Kulp Recommended by: Mashable A logo sign outside of the headquarters of ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut. Image: associated press/Kris Tripplaar/Sipa USAWhy binge-watch Netflix or post on Instagram when you could be watching the game?That's the oddly premised question ESPN asks in a new ad campaign that
From: Mashable By Katie Dupere Recommended by: Mashable Image: Vicky Leta/MashableApple engineer Jordyn Castor has never been one for limitations.She was born 15 weeks early, weighing just under two pounds. Her grandfather could hold her in the palm of his hand, and could even slide his wedding ring along her arm and over her

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Are you an entrepreneur who specializes in selling handcrafted soaps and artisanal candles? Are you an entrepreneur who doesn't specialize in anything at all? Congratulations, you're pre-qualified to be America's next shipping magnate.  At least, that's what Amazon wants you to believe. Amid soaring sales, the Seattle-based e-commerce giant
Starbucks is planning to have multiple special guests appear in a racial bias training video on Tuesday, among them celebrated socially conscious rapper Common.  The chain will be shutting down 8,000 stores on May 29th for an anti-bias training.  SEE ALSO: New Starbucks policy: You don't need to buy their coffee to sit or use the
The Shanghai Dragons have yet to win a single game in the first season of Overwatch League, and to appease fans who may be wondering what exactly is going on behind the scenes, the team's manager revealed the Dragons' practice schedule. What was meant to be a reassuring post about how hard the Dragons are practicing to achieve their first win (the
A taxidermied anteater, of all things, is at the center of a scandal plaguing a global wildlife photography competition.  The Natural History Museum in London announced Friday that it has disqualified a winning photo from its 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. The image, titled "The night raider" by photographer Marcio Cabral
She's done it again, folks. Ariana Grande has released an absolute banger.  Grande has just dropped the lyric video for "God Is A Woman," (incidentally her grandmother's favourite track from her upcoming album) and people are already hailing it as the track of the summer.  From the lyrics, it's pretty clear the song is about the power of
In March, cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced it would be launching an index fund for cryptocurrencies, allowing investors to effortlessly buy a basket of coins traded on Coinbase's exchange GDAX, recently rebranded to Coinbase Pro.  Now, the fund is officially open for U.S. accredited investors who wish to invest from $250,000 to $20

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