The Huffington Post Is Not Not for Sale

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20:  Arianna Huffington attends the opening night of "Relatively Speaking" at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on October 20, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
Photo: Cindy Ord/2011 Getty Images

Since AOL acquired the Huffington Post for a bunch of millions, Arianna Huffington has transitioned up to the queen of all the company’s content and back again, and runs just her eponymous website these days. After a rocky integration, the site has again become a “standalone business,” AOL’s international SVP Jimmy Maymann explained at the Monaco Media Forum, as reported by Paid Content, opening the door to speculation that it could be spun-off again. “I can say for sure AOL is not shopping Huffington Post,” Maymann said. “But there has been a lot of interest.”

It’s not on the cards. AOL is the owner,” he told reporter Robert Andrews. Then he proceeded to insert some wiggle room: “But I cannot stand here and say, some day, ‘AOL will not sell it if the price is high enough or there is a better owner.’ But, right now, AOL is a good owner for Huffington Post and we’ll keep it.” So buyers, wherever you are, do not be discouraged! AOL might just be playing hard to get. 

The Huffington Post Is Not Not for Sale