Tuesday, September 25, 2012
HuffingtonPost Launches Italian Edition, 9 Months After Announcing It. UK Now Has 4.1M Monthly Users
HuffingtonPost continues ahead with its international expansion: the news blog today formally announced its Italian edition, L'Huffington Post, in partnership with Italian newspaper publishers Gruppo Espresso, adding to a stable that includes, in addition to the U.S., sites in the UK, Canada, France and Spain. But for a company that has built its business partly on a quick turnaround of the most viral internet content, it's moved fairly slow on this one: the plans for Italy were first made public more than 9 months ago. "I feel a kinship with a fellow Mediterranean land where someone is always trying to get you to eat something and nothing starts on time," the sites' editor-in-chief, Arianna Huffington notes, perhaps somewhat ironically, at the top of her post announcing the news.