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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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The teen who marched alone last month, attracting the attention of the country, just got his classmates to join a student walkout in memory of the 15 victims of the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School. Justin Blackman received massive support on social media last month for being the only student at his high school to participate in the
After years of languishing under Yahoo's (and, more recently, Oath's) ownership, Flickr has finally found a buyer. Image hosting company SmugMug announced Friday that it'd acquired Flickr for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition, which was first reported by USA Today, comes as Yahoo's parent company, Oath, looks to slim down the company's holdings
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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
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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
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This Girl Scout knows her customers well.  The young entrepreneur set up shop outside of Urbn Leaf, a recreational and medical marijuana dispensary in San Diego. According to local news outlet Fox 4, the girl sold more than 300 boxes in about six hours.  Urbn Leaf posted this photo on Instagram, encouraging its clientele to grab some "
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Max La Manna, the face behind Eating with Max, has become a cooking sensation in a short amount of time through the popularity of his Instagram. His fans and followers love his healthy, colorful recipes — which are not only healthy, but they're simple too.  Each recipe has natural ingredients and are mainly plant-based. But what really
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Emma Watson has donated £1 million ($1.4 million) to a new UK fund, designed to support organisations working to stop harassment and abuse in workplaces across industries.  The Harry Potter star's donation coincides with the creation of this new fund—the UK Justice and Equality fund—which was announced in an open letter

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