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Austin’s Already Hot Real Estate Market Gains Velocity

August 5, 2014
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Austin’s fiery real estate market continued its hot streak in June, with homes selling at an even faster clip than last year, according to a new analysis by Maxavenue. The brokerage firm’s analysis of a wide array of economic and home sale data showed that the Austin real estate market remains strong. “We are...

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10 Rising Social Networks You Should Explore

July 28, 2014
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Had enough of Facebook and Twitter? It may be time to switch up your go-to social network With the daily explosion of startups, there are plenty of new social media tools popping up. These newer platforms could be working on the next big thing, so you'll want to keep an eye out. See also:...

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‘Supernatural’ Star Misha Collins Wants You to Beat William Shatner for Charity

July 28, 2014
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It's a special year for Supernatural star Misha Collins' worldwide charity scavenger hunt, GISHWHES. (Short for the modest title, Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen.) It's their fourth year, they're looking to add three more world records to their existing five, and this is the first year the event features celebrity-led...

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Buzz Aldrin: We’ll Be on Mars ‘Before 2040′

July 26, 2014
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Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin has walked on the moon, and now he's touched down in Menlo Park. Aldrin, one of three astronauts who were part of the historic Apollo 11 space mission that successfully landed on our gravitational neighbor on July 20, 1969, stopped by Facebook headquarters for a Q&A on Friday. See also:...

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Thanks for Helping Us Hit a Vine Milesone

July 25, 2014
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It seems like only yesterday that we were posting about a new looping video app that dropped in the App Store Now, almost three hundred videos, millions of loops and one Shorty Award later, Mashable's main account on Vine has hit 100,000 followers, and we couldn't be more grateful for each and every one...

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Like Its Peers, Pinterest Releases Mostly Male Employee Demographics

July 24, 2014
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Silicon Valley's most promising tech companies are proving what everyone already suspected — that tech has a diversity problem Pinterest is the latest tech company to unveil its employee demographics, which look similar to other companies in the area: mostly white, mostly male. See also: 'You're Not A Princess' Ad Campaign Pushes Female Empowerment...

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New App or New Ad? Instagram Teases Us With Bolt

July 24, 2014
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What exactly does Facebook have up its sleeve? An ad for a new app called Bolt mysteriously appeared on Instagram on Wednesday. Android users reported seeing a new banner-style app-install ad on on the service, according to TechCrunch, which featured a "one tap photo messaging" app called Bolt. See also: 11 Creepiest Things You...

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‘Jews and Arabs Refuse to Be Enemies,’ Unite for Peace Amid Gaza Conflict

July 23, 2014
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As tensions, and the death toll, continue to rise and Israeli forces move further into Gaza, two students at Hunter College in New York have found a way to spread love at a time when it's so easy to hate. Abraham Gutman and Dania Darwish created a Twitter hashtag campaign, #JewsandArabsRefuseToBeEnemies, and Facebook...

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Twitter Is Mostly a White Male Company, Diversity Data Reveals

July 23, 2014
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It took a few weeks, but Twitter has finally released diversity data on its company, joining the likes of LinkedIn, Facebook and Google. The results? Twitter's roughly 3,000 employees are predominately white (59%) and overwhelmingly male (70%). The company's gender gap, in particular, becomes even more pronounced when broken down by expertise. Of Twitter's...

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7 Charts With All You Need to Know About Facebook’s Blowout Q2 Earnings

July 23, 2014
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Facebook has earned a reputation for delivering the goods on earnings day, and Wednesday was no exception. The social giant reported record totals for revenue, profits and user figures across the board on Wednesday, beating Wall Street estimates on a day when company stock rose nearly 3%. See also: 12 Facebook Statuses You Need...

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