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The Huffington Post Might Start Charging for Content

Would you pay for access to The Huffington Post? That question is currently rattling around inside the head of Jimmy Maymann, HuffPost’s CEO. Speaking at The Guardian’s Changing Media Summit, Maymann admitted that a subscription system could be coming to all 7 billion HuffPost sites sometime in the future.

“I do believe in paid journalism,” said Maymann. “I do believe there are things that users should pay for. I do believe investigative reporting, things that are unique. There should be value on it.”

As for what that payment system would look like, Maymann indicated that the metered approach — like The New York Times uses — would be best.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Sprechen Sie Huffington Post?

That’s now a very legitimate question in Germany, Austria and Switzerland thanks to the official launch today in Munich of The Huffington Post’s latest international vertical.

Pressekonferenz Huffington Post im Literaturhaus in MŸnchen am 10.10.2013

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HuffPost Names Head of Business Development

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.

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HuffPost Media to Launch Huffington Post Japan

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.

Huffington Post Names Jimmy Maymann CEO

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.