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Yaosh Ho is joining The Huffington Post as its new head of business development. Ho comes to the site from Google, where he created deals involving YouTube, Google Wallet and more.
Ho’s duties at HuffPost will be similar to those he performed while at Google. Jimmy Maymann, CEO of HuffPost Media Group, called Ho a “superb addition to our team.”
Below is Maymann’s complete memo to staffers.
Huffington Post の日本によろしく. That’s Japanese for “Say hello to The Huffington Post Japan.” Or at least we think it is. If it’s wrong, take it up with the dudes and dudettes at Google. Anyway, the point of that was to introduce the newest International HuffPost site.
HuffPost Media Group is partnering with Japan’s Asahi Shimbun Company to make the Japanese-language version of the HuffPost happen. As for when the site will launch, well, that’s still being worked out. However, HuffPost officials are still excited about it.
“This is a key step in the global growth of The Huffington Post as it marks our entrance into Asia, the fastest-growing region in the world, economically,” Jimmy Maymann, CEO of HuffPost Media Group, said in a statement. ”We are thrilled to have The Asahi Shimbun Company, a leading publisher in Japan and one of the largest newspapers in the world, as our partner.”
HuffPost Japan will be the companies sixth International site, joining the U.K., Canada, France, Spain, and Italy.
Jimmy Maymann, formerly AOL senior vice president and head of International, has been bumped up to CEO of the Huffington Post Media Group. As CEO, Maymann will be responsible for continuing to grow the Huffington Post’s many web properties and its relatively new streaming news network, HuffPost Live.
“Jimmy has been an indispensable partner to me over the past year-and-a-half as we have launched HuffPost around the world,” said Arianna Huffington, in a statement. ”He brings a vibrant entrepreneurial spirit and an ability to scale a business, so he was the first person I turned to to be our CEO.”
Maymann joined AOL in 2011, when his company — GoViral — was acquired by AOL for a cool $97 million.