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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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NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps should be in space right now. But instead, she's stuck on Earth. In January, NASA unexpectedly announced that Epps — who was set to become the first African-American astronaut to live aboard the International Space Station for an extended period of time — would not be flying to the orbiting outpost in June
Look, dating can be hard enough in the age of a million different apps. Apparently it's even worse if you live in Washington, D.C. and you support Donald Trump.  In a new story published by Politico, Daniel Lippman and Ben Schreckinger spoke to more than 30 millennials who are current or former members of the Trump White House staff about
It looks like Facebook may soon be able to nudge you to spend less time in its app.  The company appears to be testing a new feature that shows statistics about "your time on Facebook," which could help remind users to take breaks from the app. SEE ALSO: The 13 most annoying Facebook notifications, ranked Screenshots of the feature reveal a
Bluntly, I’m jealous of the toys of today, and Lego has managed to stoke that sentiment with its latest. The toy giant’s motorized DC Super Heroes Batmobile is part of the Lego's Powered Up line, and it's super cool. The App-Controlled Lego Batmobile set will be landing on Aug. 1 for $99. And while it is only a 321-piece set, included
It's the weekend again, and it's also officially summer — and if that's not cause for a celebration then we don't know what is.  And by celebrating, we mean upgrading to a new TV. SEE ALSO: Allergy season is worse this year and that's exactly why you need an air purifier What we're most excited about this weekend is the selection
Another day, another protest against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Days after Nielsen, who recently spoke in defense of the Trump administration's immigration policies at a press briefing, was confronted by protesters while dining at a Mexican restaurant (of all places), angry members from immigrant rights groups

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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
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
 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 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 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 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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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
There are two types of people in this world. Those who live at inbox zero, who frantically read, remove, and reply to emails the very instant they arrive.  And, then there's the rest of us: Those who live with thousands of unopened emails without a care in the world. I am one such individual—a millennial who checks my personal email
A year ago the internet raged against an app with #DeleteUber. Now, it's time to #DeleteHQ.  By HQ, the internet means HQ trivia, the app that quietly launched in July and now invites more than 1 million people to play trivia every day.  Why are people campaigning to delete HQ after less than six months into the app's rise and popularity
The New York Times has "all the news that's fit to the print" — and all the ad spreads too.  Gun control groups Everytown for Gun Safety and Mom's Demand Action for Gun Sense joined forces and purchased a two-page ad in the New York Times on Wednesday, listing the name of every politician in Congress who has received money from the NRA
Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Is the future broken? Maybe not, but by many measures the present is. Over the past couple of years, the networks and devices that we've come to rely on for our information,
Gigi Hadid has posted a response to people claiming the model is "too skinny," stating she would no longer explain the way her body looks.  SEE ALSO: Gigi Hadid on Milan grab: 'I felt I was in danger, and I had every right to react the way I did' Hadid posted a series of tweets explaining that changes to her body are a result of treatment for

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