American news website

Mashable is a news website and entertainment company founded in 2004.[1]



Mashable was founded by Pete Cashmore while living in Aberdeen, Scotland, in July 2004.[2] The early version of the site was a WordPress blog, with Cashmore as the only author.[3] In December 2017, Ziff Davis, a digital media company, bought Mashable for $50 million.[4]


  1. Schawbel, Dan. "Pete Cashmore And Olivier Fleurot: The Truth About Millennials At Work". Forbes. Retrieved 2023-12-08.
  2. "Pete Cashmore: the man behind Mashable". The Telegraph. 2012-03-13. Retrieved 2023-12-08.
  3. "Mashable - 25 Best Blogs 2009 - TIME". 2009-02-18. Archived from the original on 2009-02-18. Retrieved 2023-12-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. Kafka, Peter (2017-12-05). "Ziff Davis has bought Mashable at a fire sale price and plans to lay off 50 people". Vox. Retrieved 2023-12-08.