The Huffington Post is launching verticals faster than we could dream them up.
Last week the blog portal launched local news verticals for Detroit and Miami and today Arianna Huffington announced a partnership with French news publishers Le Monde Group and Les Nouvelles Editions Indépendantes (“LNEI”) to launch an international spin-off site called Le Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington announced today.
Le Huffington Post will combine editorial resources with Le Monde, and will syndicate journalists and bloggers from LNEI (owner of music magazine Les Inrockuptibles). M Publicité, part of Le Monde group, is involved with advertising. All three partners will be shareholders in Le Huffington Post.
This is the third foreign country HuffPo has colonized this year, following HuffPost UK and HuffPost Canada.