LinkedIn Ditches ‘Today’ for Pulse Newsreader

LinkedIn, the social networking site for professionals, put its Pulse purchase to work today. Pulse is now fueling LinkedIn’s on-site and mobile news stream for members, replacing LinkedIn Today.

The changes extend to the LinkedIn app, as well as the Pulse app, which got an update Wednesday. Now LinkedIn members can sign in to Pulse with their LinkedIn ID. The refreshed app will deliver content tailored to an individual’s LinkedIn interests, and members can post comments with their LinkedIn profile.

Ankit Gupta, a co-founder of Pulse, blogged the news today:

As you can imagine, I am thrilled to see LinkedIn and Pulse coming together in this way. We believe news and information can help make every professional moment count — wherever you may be (even if it’s standing in line for coffee). And we have so much more in store.

LinkedIn purchased the newsreader web and mobile app in a deal valued at $90 million earlier this year. The online networking site of resume flashers boasts more than 84 million members in the United States and 259 million around the globe.

The LinkedIn Pulse app is available on iOS or Android.

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