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Founded by Pete Cashmore in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco is the largest independent website dedicated to news, information and resources for the connected generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable’s 23 million monthly unique visitors and 6 million social media followers have become one of the most engaged online news communities

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 300, Mashable ranks as one of the world's largest websites. Time noted Mashable as one of the 25 best blogs in 2009, and has been described as "one stop shop" for social media. As of March 2012, it has over 2,775,000 Twitter followers and over 838,400 fans on Facebook.

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Mashable Awards

On 27 November 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 10 January 2008 at the Palace Hotel, San Francisco, Mashable announced the winners of the first Open Web Awards. Winners included Digg, Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube, ESPN, Cafemom and Pandora.

The 2nd Annual Open Web Awards was an online international competition that took place between November and December 2008. Among the winners in the 'People's Choice' component were Encyclopedia Dramatica in the wiki category, Digg in the 'Social News and Social Bookmarking' category, Netlog in the 'Mainstream and Large Social Networks' category and MySpace in the 'Places and Events' category.

The 3rd Open Web Awards were held in November and December 2009. Winners included Pandora Radio for best mobile music site or app, Fish Wrangler for best Facebook game, and "Surprise Marriage Proposal in Spain" as best YouTube video.

In 2010, Mashable renamed the Open Web Awards to the 4th Annual Mashable Awards. The Mashable Awards officially launched on 27 September 2010 with nominations for categories including Best Mobile Game, Best Use of an API, Best Web Video, Most Promising New Company and Entrepreneur of the Year

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