In a blog post, LinkedIn announced it has acquired Pulse for a reported $90 million. The company wrote, "We believe LinkedIn can be the definitive professional publishing platform - where all professionals come to consume content and where publishers come to share their content." And apparently, the Pulse acquisition is the next step to achieving that goal.
Launched in 2010, Pulse is an app that allows users to customize their news reading experience. The company says it's apps will not change, and that the deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2013.