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Pulse Acquired by Linkedin, Apps “Will Remain the Same” for Now

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Pulse, one of the most popular news reader applications on Android and iOS, has been acquired by Linkedin. After rumors of talks between the two spread across the internet over the last couple of weeks, this move isn’t entirely all that surprising, but still news none the less, as it may affect Android users at some point in the future. 

As of today, Pulse and Linkedin both stated that Pulse’s apps will remain the same “for now” and “in the meantime.” Clearly they are leaving the door open for changes, which makes sense for two companies who have just joined forces. If you didn’t want to make changes, why acquire something? But I digress.

The move will help push Linkedin in the publishing field, something they have been working towards for some time now. They continue to seek out professionals who not only want to consume content, but publish it as well. Using one of the hottest news aggregating services in the world isn’t a bad place start.

The transaction is valued at approximately $90 million.

Any big Pulse users out there?

Via:  Pulse | Linkedin

  • termiNader

    Currents ftw.

  • Jaylan Phoenix

    I’m hoping for the best, but I keep thinking of how much I used to use TweetDeck.

  • John Jenness

    Bloaty, bloaty, bloaty.This purchase makes no sense to me.

  • Escobar

    I read this post on pulse. I use it daily for my news of all sorts. They better not ruin it.

  • Phil Nolan

    I looked at pulse but never really got into it.

  • Feedly way much better

  • phaeacian

    Is nothing sacred?

  • C-Law

    I like pulse so I’m scared as to what this will mean

  • Michael

    Maybe LinkedIn will use Pulse’s designers to rebrand their entire business.

    • TheOgler

      This would be interesting. Just think if LinkedIn worked like Pulse.

  • Rodeojones000

    Love Pulse. Aside from the standard Google apps, it’s easily my most used app. I really hope they don’t change it too much.

  • Kevin McDole

    I use Pulse everyday. Why is this happening?

  • sr_erick

    Ditched Pulse long ago in favor of Taptu.

    • michael arazan

      Pulse offered nothing to me, not one area in science or technology from anyone I read, I had to use flipboard to get my news covered. Also I’m shocked Linkden had $90 million to blow in cash.

    • mustbepbs

      Great suggestion! I never even knew about Taptu. I like it more than Pulse! Thanks!

  • EC8CH

    meh… I use Taptu

  • Alberto Hamade

    I have been using a two month old version of pulse ever since that stupid blinking blue light called highlights came out.

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  • jerflash

    I use it everyday to read this site and many others…they better not screw it up!!!

  • mustbepbs

    Please God, do not touch Pulse. I use it every single day. Please, don’t ruin it.

    • Kyle Miller

      I second, third and fourth this!

      • Rodeojones000

        And I fifth and sixth this!

    • joe

      and i fifth, sixth and seventh this!

    • I’m already looking around for an alternative. Pulse has been my go-to for some time. I even use the web version during the day. But LinkedIn will ruin it. They’ll either plague it with ads like their official app, or they’ll try to spin it into a social networking platform. They aren’t smart enough to leave it alone. Linkedin has no business owning a Newsreader.

      • joe

        i use appy geek as well, think it is pretty great

      • use Feedly

    • kane

      Pulse has become bloated. I don’t want to integrate with everything. Just show me the news in a nice format. I don’t need to comment on every story

    • Buy This

      +1. Very nervous about this… I use it every day, all day.