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A few months ago I was invited to move my website to TheMaven.Net/Mishtalk.

Giving up control of a domain is not an easy decision.

I did so because I like the Maven Team. I believe they will better promote the "Mish" brand than I can personally.

Maven Team

  • James Heckman / Founder and CEO - Background: Head of Global Media Strategy for Yahoo!; Chief Strategy Officer at Fox Digital; architected a $900 million ad alliance between Google and Myspace; founder/CEO of (sold to Yahoo!); CSO of; Founder/CEO of (sold to Fox); Founder/CEO of and (sold to Yahoo!)
  • Josh Jacobs / Executive Co-Chair - Background: President of services at Kik Interactive, one of the world’s largest messaging apps; global CEO of Accuen Media; president of the Omnicom Media Group
  • Bill Sornsin / Chief Operating Officer - Background: Ran MSN's Core Technology team before joining as co-founder and CTO in 1999; co-founded as CTO/COO; VP Engineering & Operations at Fox Interactive Media following its acquisition of Scout.
  • Ben Joldersma / Chief Technology Officer - Background: CTO and chief architect of the single-platform national sports network; CTO of the digital media advertising management firm 5to1; senior software engineer at Google where he researched and developed image visualization systems for Google Maps; a principal software engineer in the advertising platform unit at Yahoo!
  • Ross Levinsohn / Director - Background: CEO at Yahoo! in 2012; President of Fox Interactive where he helped create one of the largest digital businesses amongst the traditional media companies; co-founded Fuse Capital in 2005; General Manager at AltaVista Network; Vice President of Programming and Executive Producer at CBS Sportsline.

That's a partial list of names as well as a partial list of accomplishments.

What's In it for Me ?


  1. Ultimately, I expect more ad income or I would not move.
  2. I am also struggling to get readership up on Mish Moments, my photography website. I reckon the Maven team can help.

What's In it for You ?

  1. Rooms: Many people complain about political posts. Others love them. If you do not want to read about foreign or US politics, you can easily skip such posts.
  2. Ask Mish: I have a new room called Ask Mish. If you have a question, ask away. Others are free to respond or to comment on my comments.
  3. Easier signup. You can use any existing email address to join.
  4. Easier commenting.
  5. I have two moderators who can remove offensive comments and make minor edits to posts.

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Once live, Mishtalk.Com will automatically redirect to TheMaven.Net/Mishtalk.

Thousands of articles have been converted minus the comments.

However, all existing posts and comments on MishTalk.Com will be available in Archive format shortly. That URL is Archive.Mishtalk.Com.

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Mike “Mish” Shedlock

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