is an American news website
and Internet news blog
founded by Pete Cashmore
. The website's primary focus is social media
news, but also covers news and developments in mobile, entertainment, online video, business, web development, technology, memes and gadgets. Mashable
was launched by Pete Cashmore from his home in Aberdeen, Scotland in July 2005.
With a reported 50+ million monthly pageviews and an Alexa
ranking under 250, Mashable
ranks as one of the world's largest websites. Time Magazine noted Mashable as one the 25 best blogs in 2009,
On March 9, 2009, Mashable announced that it had acquired Blippr, a micro-reviews service based on the concept that users can review games, books, movies, music, and web applications in 160 characters or less.
On November 27, 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. On January 10, 2008 at the......