According to Scoble’s Twitter handle:
My sources confirm that Mashable is being sold to AOL. Trying to get more details now.
Mashable founder Peter Cashmore (24 years old) responded to Gawker’s request with a non-comment:
We don’t comment on speculation, but we do hold our writers in high regard and pay a competitive salary for their tireless efforts.
A couple other Mashable bloggers have written vague posts on Twitter, which hint that there is something in the works:
Ben Parr: “I’m on a plane at the moment, but I do not comment on speculation or rumors. That’s all I have to say on the matter.”
Jenn Van Grove: “Mashable’s team campfire chat is buzzing right now… I bet you wish you were a fly on those walls :P”