CNN rumored to be acquiring Mashable: Could two media organizations be more made for one another? Possibly not, says the man in the teal shirt — and the buyout could reach $200 million, which is smaller (but nearing the scale) of last year’s AOL/HuffPo merger. Brian Stelter did a piece on this story, too, which CNN is currently denying.
I think that the backlash against their support was a lot more swift and severe than they’d anticipated. Their initially glib ‘lol, whatever’ response was replaced by ‘oh god, please stop punching us in the quarterly financial report!’ real fast.Mashable chief architect Chris Heald • Discussing how he received a call from GoDaddy regarding his decision to move 50+ domains to a different service in a boycott of their now-reversed stance on SOPA. Apparently he wasn’t alone. So the real question, then, is whether it’s too late for GoDaddy to get all those customers back. Based on the fact that Heald isn’t budging, and the fact that they called two days before Christmas, signs aren’t looking good for the company. source (via • follow)
Ben Parr is a technology journalist, web entrepreneur and aspiring world changer. He is best-known as the former editor-at-large of Mashable where he focused on technology trends, the companies behind them, and the intersection of technology, media and society. Ben’s 3+ year career with Mashable began when he joined as a writer in August 2008. Ben is currently working on a yet-to-be-announced project.The bio of Mashable editor-at-large Ben Parr, who All Things Digital confirmed this evening is leaving the site. He’s one of the site’s most-well-known personalities, so this is big in the blogging world.