CNN buys ‘private discovery’ app Canopy to focus it on news
CNN has acquired the assets of startup Canopy and hired the company’s development team to work on NewsCo, the codename for the broadcaster’s planned news and information platform. We’ve written about Canopy several...
April 8, 2020
Katy Perry now has 90m followers on Twitter
Remember the days – 2009, specifically – when Ashton Kutcher, CNN and Britney Spears were racing to become the first Twitter account to reach 1m followers? Seven years on, and the milestones have increased considerably. Late...
July 4, 2016
Facebook paying $50m to media and celebrities for live video
You’ll have noticed a growing number of celebs and media outlets using the Facebook Live video feature in recent weeks. What you may not have known is that many of them are being paid by the social network for this activity....
June 22, 2016
Twitch’s peak viewership overtakes CNN and closes in on MTV
Game-streaming service Twitch, which is being bought by Amazon for nearly $1bn, now has a peak-time audience that rivals the average prime-time audience of some famous cable networks in the US. At least, that’s what...
September 2, 2014
Facebook’s embedded posts take status updates out to the web
Facebook announced a new feature yesterday that could have plenty of potential for music artists.
August 1, 2013
10 big web trends for 2010
Mashable founder Pete Cashmore has taken time out from his day job to pen a column for CNN on the ten themes that will "define the web" next year.
December 4, 2009
Twitter set to double its traffic this month
We wrote last week about Twitter's rapid growth in the last couple of months, but April looks set to be another bumper one, with the micro-blogging site likely to double its traffic again.
April 21, 2009