LinkedIn to Buy Pulse Newsreader – Deal Between $50 and $100 Million

Posted by at 8:12 pm on March 11, 2013

linkedin-logoAccording to sources familiar with the matter, social networking tool LinkedIn will buy the newsreader app Pulse. A report on AllThingsD said the price of the acquisition fell between $50  and $100 million. The buy is thought to be used as part of a larger initiative  into content development and distribution.

The acquisition is LinkedIn’s fourth in six months, including business card digitizer CardMunch, contact manager Rapportive, and presentation hosting company SlideShare. The Pulse newsreader won the Apple Design Award, was named one of Time’s top 50 apps of 2011, and boasts 20 million concurrent users

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