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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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Mark Zuckerberg and the crew at Facebook cannot catch a break. Facebook announced earlier this week that over 50 million users were part of a data breach, one of the largest in the company's 14-year history.  Read more...More about Facebook, Mashable Video, Mark Zuckerberg, Hack, and Technically Speaking
After tweeting that Tesla was going private at $420 a share, Elon Musk found himself in hot water with the SEC and Tesla's shareholders. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Tesla, Elon Musk, Technically Speaking, and Tech
This week, on Technically Speaking: Elon Musk steps down as chairman of Tesla; Facebook reveals that over 50 million users were part of a data breach; and Sony announces a new miniature version of the PlayStation. Read more...More about Facebook, Sony, Mashable Video, Tesla, and Elon Musk
Never underestimate the power of a well-worded Google search. On Tuesday, the New York Times published an expansive investigation that uncovered the complicated, and legally dubious, financial history of the Trump family. It exposed definitively that Donald Trump is not the self-made man that he claims, and that he and his siblings received more
The White House press briefings are back and they're as unhinged as ever. In an on-camera briefing on Wednesday, the first since September 10, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders repeatedly excused Trump's shameless mocking of Christine Blasey Ford on Tuesday night as the president simply stating "facts." After CNN's chief White
It’s Villain Week here at Mashable. In honor of the release of Venom, we’re celebrating all our favorite evildoers from film and TV all week long. Spooky, scary! There are a lot of male protagonists in pop culture that aren't actually heroes. They think they're heroes. We're supposed to think they're heroes. But they actually suck. I'm

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