Pete Cashmore, Founder & CEO, Mashable, discusses how Mashable tailors news for the digital web generation with Kevin Delaney, Editor in Chief, Quartz.
Pete Cashmore is the founder and CEO of Mashable, the leading source of news, information and resources for the Digital Generation. Pete founded Mashable in 2005 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland when he was 19. His passion for sharing how web tools and social networks were transforming human interactions and reshaping cultures inspired him to create Mashable from his boyhood bedroom. Always an entrepreneur, Pete has continued to push Mashable to evolve from a tech blog to a global media company built around technology.
Kevin J. Delaney
Kevin Delaney is editor in chief and president of Quartz. He was a reporter at The Wall Street Journal for a decade, with that time split between hardship postings in Paris and San Francisco. While covering Internet companies such as Google, Twitter, and Facebook for the Journal, he became convinced that newspapers could do much more to ensure that good journalism thrives in the digital age. He returned to New York and became managing editor of WSJ.com, where he led efforts that helped greatly expand the Journal’s online readership and championed innovative journalism projects that went on to win prizes. Early in his career, Kevin was a reporter for SmartMoney Magazine and a TV producer in Montreal. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Responding to rumors that Mashable was considering an acquisition from CNN, CEO Pete Cashmore says that a business should iterate and grow at the rate they want to, without compromising its philosophy and goals.