Feedly vs Pulse
Last updated: July 27, 2017
Feedly is RSS news aggregator application for various Web browsers and mobile devices running iOS and Android, also available as a cloud-based service. It compiles news feeds from a variety of online sources for the user to customize and share with others.
Get up to speed in one newsfeed with Pulse. This award-winning app puts relevant professional content at your fingertips and makes sharing with your network. Personalize your feed by selecting from hundreds of trusted sources including LinkedIn Influencers. See what’s trending among professionals worldwide and sign in with LinkedIn to easily like, comment, and share articles with your network.
Latest news about Feedly and Pulse:
27.07.17. News reading app Feedly gets filters. RSS reader (that has no viable alternatives) Feedly added Filters, that automatically remove stories from your feeds, based on rules that you define. Filters exist on top of your feeds, shielding you from time-wasting memes and helping to surface what’s important. You can create a Mute Filter while reading. Let’s say you open a story and decide you don’t want to see any more stories like it. Use your mouse to select a keyword or phrase and click “Mute this phrase” from the menu. Filters is available only in paid versions that starts at $5/month.
05.04.17. Feedly adds team boards, notes and annotations. News reading service Feedly has introduced Boards, a feature that makes it easier to organize the stories you want to save for yourself, or share with others on a team. This feature is ideal for business users and co-workers who want to track stories about clients, projects or other interests. You can add story to a board of your choosing or save it to multiple boards. The Teams product is where Boards can become even more useful. When you save a story to shared board, you can mark it up with added context. For example, you can highlight key parts of an article and annotate the article with your expanded thoughts or ideas. Plus, you can notify fellow teammates using integrated Slack and email mentions. Boards, Notes, and Highlights will also work on any device including the web and mobile, via the Feedly app. Basic accounts can only create up to 3 private Boards. For unlimited boards, you’ll need to upgrade to Pro ($5/mo.) or Teams ($18/mo. per user).
03.09.15. Feedly news reader adds Shared Collections for business users. Feedly’s business model smartly targets those who take in a lot of information from a variety of sources on a regular basis. That includes business professionals tracking industry news, among others. The new feature Shared Collections, only available to Pro subscribers, lets you create collections of reading sources which can be shared publicly or privately. Effectively, it’s a simple way to take a group of sources you’re already subscribed to and actively reading within Feedly, and click a button to make them available to others. It allows users to share the collection of blogs, publications, YouTube channels and alerts. A “Pro” version of Feedly’s service, which includes a powerful search feature and integrations with third-party tools like Evernote, Pocket, OneNote, LinkedIn, Dropbox and more, is available for $3.75 per month, billed annually.
22.06.15. LinkedIn redesigns its news app Pulse. LinkedIn launched a redesigned version of its news app Pulse for iOS and Android, taking a more curated approach to surfacing news stories — a major departure from the app's previous approach to news delivery. The previous version of Pulse had a more RSS-like model, with a nearly endless stream of stories from all the publishers you followed. The new Pulse features a cleaner design, which is more in line with LinkedIn's other apps. The home page of the app now displays a feed of personalized stories based on data from your LinkedIn profile. The app uses information like your job title, industry, company and connections to surface stories it thinks will be most relevant to you. The publishers you followed on the previous version of the app will be taken into account in Pulse's recommendations.
2013. LinkedIn acquired Pulse. Wants to become the primary source of business news. News-reading has become the hot topic after Google's announcement about the death of Google Reader, and it's likely that in the coming months we'll hear a lot of loud news from this market. The first has come from the business-oriented social network LinkedIn that is buying (for $90 million) the mobile news reader Pulse. If you don't know how Pulse works - watch the video. When you first start it - it asks to choose your topics of interest, and then immediately shows you the top news on these topics from the most popular sources. Then you can configure your own news pages and add the sites you want to track. The feed selection is not so flexible as in RSS-reader, but you'll get more pictures and have to think less. Pulse generally takes the news from the same RSS feeds, which it finds on the sites. Pulse alternatives are Flipboard, Instapaper and Google Currents. And of course, the question is - why LinkedIn needs it?