|Blog, Web hosting service|
|Founded||San Francisco, California on November 16, 1995|
|Headquarters||New York City, New York|
The company itself was founded on November 16, 1995 in San Francisco, California as a film and video production company by Scott Beale, producing documentaries, including Alonso G. Smith, A Half Century of Social Surrealism about San Francisco Bay Area surrealist painter Alonso Smith and You’d Better Watch Out: Portland Santacon ’96 about the SantaCon event in Portland, OR organized by the San Francisco Cacophony Society in 1996.
In 1996 Laughing Squid launched The Squid List, a San Francisco Bay Area art and culture events calendar and email list that is still in existence.
In 1998 Laughing Squid launched a web hosting company Laughing Squid Web Hosting.
The blog launched in 2003. In 2011, the blog received a Webby Award for its role as one of the best cultural blogs on the Internet. According to Quantcast, over 1.4 million people worldwide visit the site each month.
- "Scott Beale on 15 years of Laughing Squid (Q&A)". CNET. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
- "Alonso G. Smith: A Half Century of Social Surrealism". Alonso G. Smith website.
- "You’d Better Watch Out: Portland Santacon ’96". Santarchy & Santacon website.
- Marech, Rona (2 June 2000). "Squid Inc. / E-mail list publicizes underground arts scene". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
- "Bay Blogger Thursday". SFist. Retrieved 3 March 2005.
- "People's Voice Winner: Blog - Cultural". The Webby Awards.
- "laughingsquid.com's audience profile on Quantcast".
- "Infamous eccentric Frank Chu explains the 12 galaxies". San Francisco Examiner. Retrieved 18 August 2011.