Huffington Post set for Australian launch

huffington post logoOnline commentary behemoth The Huffington Post is set to launch in Australia, it has emerged at the Cannes Lions.

Speaking to a conference session, founder Arianna Huffington said that the site – seen as the world’s most influential blog – will roll out to the UK, followed by France, Latin America, India and Australia.  

Huffington sold the site to AOL earlier this year for a reported US$315m.

Assuming the launch does occur, it will mark a return to Australia for AOL which effectively retreated from the country during the GFC.

The Huffington Post was launched in 2005. It features a mixture of content by volunteer bloggers, high profile personalities and a small team of staff writers.

The closest example to the site in Australia is News Ltd’s commentary site The Punch which launched in 2009.


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