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LOL: Conan O’Brien Buys Mashable For 3,500 Smackeroos
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Comedian and late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien announced today, April 1, 2012, that he has purchased the tech news site Mashable for a whopping 3,500 Smackeroos and has ousted its CEO and founder Pete Cashmore.

O’Brien announced the news through a video on Mashable’s YouTube video page; you can watch that video here in full below.

Of his reasoning behind wanting to take over Mashable, O’Brien said the following:

I’m sick and tired of scanning the Internet looking for any news about technology: Devices, gadgets, what’s coming up, maybe even a rating system for gadgets that are out there. It doesn’t exist on the web and it’s high time it did.
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The Drill Down: Ep. 226: Patently Absurd
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This week, on Episode 226 of The Drill Down podcast, Devindra, Dwayne, and Andy talk about a controversial new lawsuit that pits Yahoo! against Facebook and a new suggested code for sharing content on the Internet.

But first, the headlines…iPad preorders are through the roof, Instagram teases an Android app, Gowalla shuts down, Microsoft tests a super-fast touchscreen, former Facebook director becomes Reddit CEO, CNN to purchase Mashable, Twitter buys Posterous, and the Encyclopedia Britannica stops publishing.

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