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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 Kissing Booth is the teen romance that Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos claims is "one of the most watched movies in the world right now." And that's a big problem.  Don't get me wrong. I can appreciate a glittery high school fantasy as much as the next person—seriously, I've seen all of Riverdale.  SEE ALSO: '13 Reasons Why' Season 2
Earbuds are getting better and better in terms of quality, which means you don't have to sport gigantic headphones on your commute to and from work. And wires? Forget 'em. SEE ALSO: 7 of the best on-ear headphones, according to online reviews With so many options on the market, finding a good pair that isn't a total ripoff is easier said than done
In Celeste Ng's second novel Little Fires Everywhere, we're introduced to two families: the Richardsons and the Warrens.  On the surface, the Richardsons are the kind of family you might see in a stock photo framed in Target. They live in Shaker Heights, a Cleveland suburb known for order. But Little Fires Everywhere introduces us to them
Former Cambridge Analytica (CA) employees are working on Donald Trump's 2020 reelection campaign, according to a new report from the Associated Press (AP).  Because of course they are — it was a winning strategy, after all. Under a new company called Data Propria, former CA-employees are reportedly planning to employ the psychographic
MIT researchers created a 3D-printed bot that is flexible enough to be manipulated by magnets. It can crawl, roll, and play catch. They hope to use this technology to treat and test humans.  Read more...More about Robot, Mashable Video, Bots, Mit, and Real Time Video
Snacking at your desk is basically proven to increase productivity at work (and if your office has free snacks in the kitchen...you can forget about that diet). While we'll be the first to confirm that eating three bags of Cheetos a day is a 100% acceptable lunch, what's not so adult is your computer keyboard looking like it belongs to a slimy

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Meerkat isn't dead yet.This might go against the conventional wisdom that the live-streaming service is on the way out because of its powerful rival Periscope.A little more than a week ago, Twitter launched Periscope, a live video sharing application that stole Meerkat's buzz. On the day it launched, Periscope topped Meerkat in Apple's rankings of
The common phrase "Just Google it" has always been indicative of our dependence on search engines, though we never think about how frequently those searches occur.Amit Singhal, senior vice president of Google Search, put things into perspective on Thursday at Re/code's Code/Mobile conference when he said Google gets over 100 billion searches a
From: Mashable By Nicole Gallucci Recommended by: Mashable Image: Getty Images/iStockphotoNewsflash: Not all heroes wear capes — some, like Amy Brown, manage social media for fast food restaurants, instead.Now there are typical fast food restaurants whose social media teams focus solely on answering customer inquiries and
Google's search results are slowly but surely becoming more than mere pointers to a destination. Google on Thursday added the ability to order food directly from its search results.The feature, which currently works only in the U.S., gives users who search for restaurants an option to instantly place an order for delivery.See also: Whole lotta
NEW YORK — Federal officials and conservationists crushed more than one ton of ivory in Times Square on Friday, in an effort to show zero tolerance toward illegal ivory poaching around the world.The ivory items, ranging from tusks to trinkets and jewelry, were destroyed with an industrial rock crusher in front of a large crowd gathered to protest
Jack is back.Twitter announced on Thursday that Dick Costolo is stepping down as CEO of the social network after months of criticism about his leadership and the company's product execution. The change is effective July 1.Jack Dorsey, the cofounder of Twitter and its first CEO in its earliest days, is returning as interim CEO of the company while

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Guten Tag! Hola! Buongiorno! No one's going to shame you if you have no idea what any of these mean, but wouldn't it be cool if you could add a foreign language proficiency on your résumé or, I don't know, your Tinder profile?  There is a myriad of benefits to learning a new language, including growing your brain and protecting
The next major development in aerospace design isn't focused on airplanes, but rather personal flying vehicles — yes flying cars. These designs typically go far beyond usual sci-fi sketches and flesh out concepts that could one day be flying overhead. Maybe. Eventually. Probably.  The Boeing-sponsored design competition GoFly recently
Furniture shopping real talk: All the nice stuff is expensive, all the cheap stuff is horrendous, and if you're shopping online, the added shipping price is always astronomical. You can't narrow down your options to save your life, so you put off the purchase and deal with your current furniture that you hate with a passion. Okay, that might be
Amazon Alexa is the retail giant’s "personal assistant" that lives inside of every Amazon Echo and Amazon Fire TV Stick device. The smart digital assistant helps you with virtually any task, such as giving you weather updates or playing music, prompted simply by the sound of your voice.  Just ask "Hey, Alexa!" and the device will wait
Spoilers lie ahead for Hereditary. You've been warned. On Friday, horror fans flocked to theaters to revel in and be tortured by A24's new supernatural horror flick, Hereditary.  By Sunday, the rising fright fest had been rocked by a D+ CinemaScore – though it held onto a 93% Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and cashed in its
Steering a Boeing 777 up, down, and around the troposphere and stratosphere sounds like a blast, but the truth is it requires a lot of time, commitment, and money.  SEE ALSO: 3 best drones for capturing epic aerial photos and videos That’s precisely what’s so great about the Striker Spy Drone. Not only does it have a bunch of cool

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