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Arianna Talks About New CEO, New Local Sites and Paying for Content

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Huffington Post co-founder and blogging diva Arianna Huffington was in Berkeley this past weekend, keynoting at the Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp 2009.

So, BoomTown took the opportunity to motor over the Bay Bridge to catch Huffington on video between sessions, talking about all the big changes at the news Web site of late.

The interview includes the replacement of its CEO with well-known media exec Eric Hippeau, the launch today of another of its local sites–this time, New York–in an effort to move beyond politics, and what she thinks about the controversies around paying for content on the Web.

Here’s the interview:


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