Maven Investor Newsletter 10/9

A weekly compendium of news from in and around the company for investors, partners and other stakeholders.

Welcome Aboard! Two more major sites went live on Maven last week: Kid’s Activities, bringing their huge audience of 1.5 million monthly visitors and over 3 million Facebook followers, and respected global financial analyst View From The Peak. Our newest signed Maven is Erick Erickson’s The Resurgent. See the list of all signed Mavens here.

Maven of the Week: AllHipHop.com is the go-to resource for hip-hop on the internet, featuring daily news, interviews, reviews, multimedia, a fast growing community and other interesting content.

Founded and launched in 1998 by “Grouchy Greg” Watkins and Chuck “Jigsaw” Creekmur, AllHipHop is respected by CNN, The Source, XXL, Complex, the New York Post, New York Daily News and other media outlets for information on key storylines.

Product Update: Our iOS App has shipped and is now live in the App Store here. For channel partners, it offers a seamless way to publish stories and videos and moderate comments. For the viewing audience, it enables easy discovery and viewing of original stories and videos across a variety of topical channels as well as enabling commenting and community features around each topic.

An Android app is also in the works, to follow in a few months. We’ve found over the years it’s best to “nail it” on one app platform first, garnering user feedback and refining features, before extending to others. 3 of 10 users on the network use Android devices, and for now they can continue using our full-featured mobile web experience.

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