April Fools’ Day: Conan O’Brien Buys Mashable, Ousts Pete Cashmore as CEO [Video]

Late night TV host Conan O’Brien bought Mashable.com.

TV host Conan O’Brien announces yesterday that he took over the popular social media website – www.mashable.com – for a price tag of $3500!

But don’t forget that this all happened around April Fools’ Day. The host of Late Night with Conan O’Brien announced his ownership of the Mashable.com in an interesting video

“Two hours ago, I purchased Mashable.com. I’ve taken it over. Why did I take it over? Very simple reason,” O’Brien said in the video.

“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,” he added.

Mashable.com is one of the top 10 Technorati blog sites, and it is also a very popular portal for tech lovers. The site mostly features the latest news on gadgets of all kinds.

O’Brien said: “I go to the Mashable see the atrocious job they’re doing. So I decided it’s time for me to take it over.”

He continued: “That’s why, several hours ago, I called Pete Cashmore and I told him, “You’re out! Get out! You’re through Cashmore! Through! Get out!”

Whether it is a joke or not, at least for now, O’Brien has managed to get Mashable.com to add “Powered by Conan O’Brien” right next to their logo on top of the site.

“There’s going to be a lot of changes around here. So, stay tuned, cause I’m in charge now. I’m going to be sending out a lot of tweets!” added O’Brien.

Also when you visit the website make sure to move your mouse over the patch of hair on the lower right hand corner of your computer screen!

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