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LAist Interviews Newsvine CEO Mike Davidson

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We interviewed Mike Davidson, CEO of Newsvine, at the EconSM conference at the Beverly Hilton today.

We discussed everything from how anyone can make a cit-journalism hit on Newsvine (and take 90% of the revenues), to the details of the 13-month-old Web site's re-launch this week to Davidson's longing for the now-shuttered Mort's Deli in Pacific Palisades, where he grew up. This interview is not rudely cut-off, despite the distraction of the pool area below.

Now doing biz in the PNW, where he's a loyal Seattlest reader, Davidson asks one simple favor of his former stomping grounds: Will new owner (ex-mayor) Richard Riordan please bring back those delish potato pancakes when he reopens Mort's later this summer?