Today it has been announced that LinkedIn has acquired the Pulse News Reader a leading news reader and mobile content distribution platform for some $90 million.
Since its launch the Pulse News Reader application has signed up over 30 million users across the iOS and Android operating systems in more than 190 countries.
More than 750 of the world’s leading publishers distribute their content through Pulse News Reader, and Deep Nishar, SVP of Products and User Experience explained
“We are thrilled to be able to add Pulse’s considerable talent, technology, and products to our growing ecosystem of content offerings, and we believe that they will help us accelerate our ability to deliver to our members the insights they need to be better at what they do, on any device,”-“To continue to deliver that value to our members, our vision for content is that LinkedIn will be the definitive professional publishing platform, and Pulse is a perfect complement to this vision.”
Following closing, members of the Pulse team, including those from Engineering, Product and Design, will join LinkedIn at the company’s Mountain View, Calif., headquarters.