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New Home Page Launched. Click here to see Maven’s new home page. It’s now far easier for visitors to find maven channels from around the coalition.

A new streamlined navigation also debuted, reducing visual clutter and improving SEO performance.

Coverage of Maven/Say Media/HubPages merger. Maven announced this alliance last week, highlighting its resulting 90 million readers and Q4 projection of $30 million revenue. See Business Insider’s take here and watch the CEOs discuss the industry implications here.

It doesn't hurt that many small publishers are feeling whiplash from Facebook's recent algorithm changes, and are likely open to solutions that promise more empowerment.

The Facebook change "has definitely kicked off a wave of publishers examining their business," said Say Media founder Sanchez. "With a more scaled coalition, it helps them control their business more effectively."

Preparing for GDPR? The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rule takes effect in May. It focuses on ensuring that users know, understand, and consent to the data collected about them. The rule will affect U.S.-based sites, including small publishers. Maven is working internally and with advertising partners towards GDPR understanding and compliance.

Welcome Aboard! A warm welcome to our newest signed Mavens: Indian Country Today, covering Native American news, history, culture, entertainment, sports, recipes, travel and more, and Today’s Mama, featuring parenting advice, family travel, food, technology and current events from a mom's perspective.

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