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Huffington Post traffic surpasses

The Huffington Post received more traffic than the website of The New York Times in May, the first time it has surpassed in unique visitors, tracking firm comScore said Thursday.

ComScore said received 35.6 million unique visitors in May, up from 29.9 million the previous month, while received 33.6 million unique visitors in May, up from 32.9 million the previous month.

The Huffington Post's traffic has surged over the past year, according to comScore, while that of has remained relatively steady. The New York Times began charging readers for full access its website in late March.

In May 2010, received 23.8 million visitors, comScore said, while welcomed 32.5 million.

The Huffington Post was launched by Greek American author and columnist Arianna Huffington in May 2006 and sold to Internet company AOL in February for $315 million.

The Huffington Post surged past 30 million visitors for the first time in March, apparently receiving a boost from the tie-up with AOL.

Yahoo! News remained the top US news site in May with 90.3 million unique visitors, comScore said, followed by CNN with 82.3 million.


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Comment by Powell Gammill
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Gee, which one doesn't require a fee to access?

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