Huffington Post Launches iPad App

huffpostipad07122010.pngLiberal news megasite The Huffington Post today announced the launch of its iPad app. The free app provides users with downloadable HuffPost content for offline reading, swipable slideshows (whee!) and easy sharing via social-networking platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

The launch of an iPad-capable edition of The Huffington Post is the latest step in an expansionist tear. The company last week bought polling-data aggregator Pollster and in June took over comment-moderating software provider Adaptive Semantics. The company also recently launched new verticals to cover food and the arts.