Social Media Round-up – new iPad, social tools, and is Mashable for sale?

Round-up for March 16th, 2012

The biggest news in social media this week is the rumour that CNN is in talks to buy Mashable, the social news website Pete Cashmere started from his bedroom in 2005, which  now has over 20 million unique users per month. The sale price? a hefty $200 million (£120 million).

While I think it’s great that a small startup company is very successful, my concern is that another independent company is being gobbled up by an industry giant. I hope the integrity and open-ness of Mashable remain if this sale goes through.



Have you been eagerly awaiting the new iPad? Here is a review from Mashable and first impression of its features .

Other news:

Major League Baseball Policy Endorses Social Media

Bloggers Can Post Pictures from their iPhones straight to WordPress

SXSW (that’s South by Southwest, in case you’re asking) took place this week:

SXSW: I wish I had known…

Sh*t People Say at SXSW

Why I will continue coming back to SXSW


See you next week for another round-up!

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