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This article was published on March 24, 2011

The Huffington Post to launch a UK version this summer

The Huffington Post to launch a UK version this summer
Courtney Boyd Myers
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Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and .

As reported in the FT tech blog, The Huffington Post will be crossing the pond this summer to launch its first international version in Britain.

Arianna Huffington announced the news today at the Guardian Changing Media Summit with Tim Armstrong, AOL’s chief executive. (See our post on the AOL Huffington Post acquisition.) The Huffington Post UK edition will start out as a local homepage featuring British content. Huffington also mentioned that she still plans to launch sites targeting French and Brazilian audiences in the future.

While The HuffPost will likely be hiring, AOL also hired 100 journalists in the UK last year that could also provide content for the new local edition. In the meantime, I’ll be in London this weekend, so come find me and I’ll give you a two good reasons (#1, #2) why you wouldn’t want to work there.