XING, a network for business contacts in Europe, announced it has purchased New York-based socialmedian Inc. The socialmedian solution enables people to get the news filtered by their social networks. Socialmedian’s founder and CEO, Jason Goldberg, will join XING in Hamburg, Germany in the newly created position of vice president XING Applications Platform. Working with socialmedian, XING plans to launch several new offerings, including providing XING members with custom filtered news. XING will continue to grow socialmedian as a standalone service. There will be no interruption for socialmedian users.