Jim Roberts is the new executive editor and chief content officer at Mashable, he announced this morning in a post on Mashable.
The Eight-Day Week
If there’s one force that can affect social change, it’s a bunch of tech types ripped away from their computers and interfacing with one another. Inspired, perhaps, by the monumental leaps forward the TED conference has given our society, the Social Good Summit, presented by web concern Mashable, overlaps with the United Nations’s General Assembly Read More
Everybody Go Downtown
If we understood more about what it was, we’d type more (we still have an active Aol account). But, as it stands, we will leave the scooping to Ben Popper at our sister site, BetaBeat, in regard to Mashable moving its offices downtown. (The location of the relocation remains unknown–for now.)
From Mr. Popper: Read More
Statistics from web analytics vendor Compete showed that the popular social media news site Mashable could be losing its lead over now Aol-owned TechCrunch, the subject of a post on Observer.com yesterday.
But Mashable contacted The Observer, saying Compete’s data is wrong.
“The data used to source this post is Read More
Pete Cashmore’s Mashable–”Social Media News and Web Tips”–dominates the tech blogosphere. The site has 2.2 million followers on Twitter (where the brand still leverages Mr. Cashmore’s sculpted face as its avatar), 439,000 fans on Facebook, and more than 60,000 followers on Foursquare. A positive review on Mashable can crush a young Read More
Garry Tan, the co-founder of Tumblr’s trash-talking competitor Posterous, has jumped ship.
Posterous, a blogging platform similar to Tumblr, has
ajeffries [at] observer.com | @adrjeffries Read More
app for that
Can’t be in Times Square when the ball drops? Here’s the next best thing! Or not.
The Times Square Ball App will stream a live video feed of the party in Times Square, with a countodwn clock and Twitter, Foursquare and Facebook Integration, reports Charlie White at Mashable.
The app is available for Read More
New York City-based Gilt Groupe has added Tokyo to its members-only list of cities where its Gilt City deals are available, Mashable is reporting.
The international play comes after the company raised $15 million in debt funding. But that money was used to fund a warehouse in the opposite of Tokyo, also known Read More
internet of things
Mashable has 500 invites today for The Fancy, a social bookmarking site dedicated to identifying real-world objects:
Tagging is where things–literally–get interesting on thefancy. A photographer, for instance, can add context to photos by tagging objects, or a business owner can tag merchandise in photos.
Snap a photo of something, upload to Read More
Tumblr had a few outages after recovering from its day of darkness, but was mostly up and purring today.
Still, Mashable re-introduces us to the Tumblr back up app (for Mac users). As a how-to article, it’s kind of thin:
The app is super easy to use: Simply download, enter your Read More