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October 14, 2011

Mashable: The Backstory

Mashable, Once a One-Man Blog, Gains Clout in Social Media
Jennifer Preston - NY Times

"[Pete] Cashmore...start[ed] Mashable at age 19. Bored by schoolwork, he skipped college and began writing about how people were using technology and the new world of social networking. Because he was fascinated by the way some sites were mashing together maps and data — in particular a combination of Google maps and data from the Chicago Police Department — he named his new blog Mashable."

"Soon the blog was generating $3,000 a month in advertising revenue, allowing him to hire another writer..."

"Mashable, which is privately held, now generates enough revenue from display advertising, custom programs with marketers, event sponsorships and conferences to support an operation of about 40 employees, most of them working from new offices on Park Avenue South...The company has financed its expansion...by steadily increasing revenue and carefully managing expenses. Mr. Cashmore said there were 17 million unique visitors last month, according to Google Analytics."

Of Related Interest:
Mashable Expanding Its Coverage

Laws-n-Sausages Buys The Albany Journal

Pretty interesting story as Tom Knighton, blogger at Laws-n-Sausages, is buying a local newspaper, The Albany Journal.

Tom Knighton, blogger-in-charge, reveals that he's always wanted to be a newspaper man!

Best of luck, Mr. Knighton!

January 26, 2011

Anil Dash: Why Blog?, Mom & Pop at Web Scale

Anil Dash Interview: Why Blog When You Can Tweet?

Over at Hip Hop Logic:

Building a Web Business? Anil Dash on Web Scale "Mom and Pop" Ventures

October 10, 2010

Blog Biz: Apple Hiring?, MyBlogGuest, 10,000 Words Acquired, Lifespan of a Tweet & More

September 30, 2010

Bloggers & The Business of Fashion

Above links via The Business of Fashion.

September 29, 2010

AOL x TechCrunch: Scandals, Reasoning, Valuation

September 28, 2010

Michael Arrington on Selling TechCrunch to AOL

September 27, 2010

Gawker News: Nick Denton, Christopher Batty

VideoEgg + Six Apart = Modern [Say] Media Empire?

September 25, 2010

Times Paywall, Blogs Still Rising