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Pulse
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.
Pulse alternatives are:
Flipboard, Feedly
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2015 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?



LinkedIn's target audience - is businessmen and executives. And LinkedIn knows that these guys - are perhaps the most active news readers. On the other hand, they (or rather their companies) are the main sources of business news. So LinkedIn wants to be in the middle of this looped circle of news distribution and consuming.