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Mashable[1][2]
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"Type of business "Private[3][4]
Type of site
"News & "blogging
Available in English, French
Founded July 19, 2005; 11 years ago (2005-07-19)
Headquarters "New York City[4]
"Founder(s) "Pete Cashmore
Key people "Pete Cashmore, "CEO
"Adam Ostrow, "Chief Strategy Officer[5]
Employees 120["citation needed]
Subsidiaries CineFix[6]
Mashable Studios[7]
"Slogan(s) "Mashable is the leading media company for the Connected Generation and the voice of digital culture."
Website mashable.com
"Alexa rank Negative increase 536 (December 2016)[8]
Current status Active

Mashable Inc., often referred to as simply Mashable, is a "digital media website founded by "Pete Cashmore in 2005.[9]

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History and growth[edit]

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,[10] and it has been described as a "one stop shop" for social media.[11] 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[12]

Mashable Awards[edit]

On 27 November 2007, Mashable launched the 1st International Open Web Awards to recognize the best online communities and services. Voting was conducted online through Mashable and its 24 blog partners.[13] On 10 January 2008 at the "Palace Hotel, San Francisco, Mashable announced the winners of the first Open Web Awards.[14] Winners included "Digg, Facebook, "Google, Twitter, "YouTube, "ESPN, "Cafemom and "Pandora.

The 2nd Annual Open Web Awards was an online international competition that took place between November and December 2008. Among the winners in the "People's Choice" component were "Encyclopedia Dramatica in the "wiki category, Digg in the "Social News and Social Bookmarking" category, "Netlog in the "Mainstream and Large Social Networks" category and "MySpace in the "Places and Events" category.[15]

The 3rd Open Web Awards were held in November and December 2009. Winners included "Pandora Radio for best mobile music site or app, Fish Wrangler for best Facebook game, and "Surprise Marriage Proposal in Spain" as best YouTube video.

In 2010, Mashable renamed the Open Web Awards to the 4th Annual Mashable Awards. The Mashable Awards officially launched on 27 September 2010 with nominations for categories including Best Mobile Game, Best Use of an API, Best Web Video, Most Promising New Company and Entrepreneur of the Year. Winners include "HootSuite for Best Social Media Management Tool, "ReachLocal for Best Social Media Service for Small Business, "iPad for Best New Gadget, and "Angry Birds for Best Mobile Game.

Mashable Connect conference[edit]

Mashable Connect is an annual invite-only conference. It was held on 12 May – 14 May 2011, with 300 attendees. Speakers included "Scott Belsky, Founder & CEO, "Behance, "Adam Ostrow, Rohit Bhargava, SVP, Global Strategy & Marketing, "Ogilvy. Sabrina Caluori, Director of Social Media & Marketing, "HBO, and Greg Clayman, Publisher, "The Daily.[16]

Themes discussed included content curation, the democratization of content, "social media, "social television, and helping consumers deal with content overload.

Mashable editions and subsidiaries[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mashable, Inc.Peron Plummeracy Policy
  2. ^ "Mashable, Inc.: CEO and Executives - Businessweek". Businessweek.com. 
  3. ^ Mashable Inc. Small Business News – Inc.com
  4. ^ a b "Mashable, Inc.: Private Company Information - Businessweek". Businessweek.com. 
  5. ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/mashable-acquires-cinefix-lloyd-brauns-904334
  6. ^ http://www.whalerockindustries.com
  7. ^ http://www.multichannel.com/news/content/mashable-acquires-rights-cinefix/405805
  8. ^ "Mashable.com Site Info". "Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2015-12-16. 
  9. ^ "KeronAnd Olivier Fleurot: The Truth About Millennials At Work" Forbes. Retrieved 2015-6-28.
  10. ^ McNichol, Tom (13 February 2009). "Mashable - 25 Best Blogs 2009". Time Magazine. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  11. ^ Huffington, Arianna (25 May 2011). "HuffPost Game Changers: Your Picks for the Ultimate 10". "The Huffington Post. "AOL. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  12. ^ http://variety.com/2016/digital/news/mashable-buys-cinefix-1201799387/
  13. ^ "The 1st International Open Web Awards Start Now". 
  14. ^ "Mashable Open Web Awards Winners". 4 February 2008. Retrieved 4 February 2008. 
  15. ^ "Mashable Open Web Awards Winners". Retrieved 16 December 2008. 
  16. ^ mashable.com/connect/.
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