Thursday, January 07, 2010
'We're not selling' says Mashable founder

Pete Cashmore has posted a flat denial - just about - of the alleged sale of Mashable to AOL.

Here's the text.

While commenting on speculation isn’t something I’ve done in the past, I think it would be nice to keep our community in the loop as much as we can on recent Mashable-related rumors. And with our writers on the ground at CES this week, I think it’s especially important to keep our focus on the real news.

We’re very open to partnerships and always talk with those that get in touch. We’ve certainly spoken to lots of potential partners, some of those conversations more significant than others. But I don’t feel that any of those conversations reached a point at which Mashable is likely to cease being independent.

—Pete