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Pulse news reader launches for web with IE10-exclusive touch features
Popular news reader Pulse hits four billion stories served
Pulse Users Now Read 10 Million Stories Per Day, Over 4 Billion Stories Read Since Launch

Pulse Back in the App Store

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MG Siegler: Pulse has already made a triumphant return to the store, their Twitter account confirms. So what happened? Did Jobs himself step into the fray and get the NYT to ease up? […] When asked how the app returned so quickly, co-creator Akshay Kothari wrote back: “We’re trying to...
Pulse Back in the App Store
Rumors circulate that Pulse will be acquired by LinkedIn

The New York Times pulls dumbass move after getting free Apple publicity

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How is it that a leading newspaper with a global reach doesn’t get it. I mean here we have the New York Times competing with all the other big brand papers to establish a foothold on the Web and yet when an iPad app uses their publicly available RSS...
The New York Times pulls dumbass move after getting free Apple publicity
Pulse Comes To The Web (With A Little Help From Microsoft)
Pulse founders prep for next step of delivering news to millions (interview)
Pulse News Reader Dips Its Toes Into Social With New "Highlights" Feature
Pulse Gets Off To A Fast Start On The Web: 100K New Sign-Ups & 1 Million Stories Read In Just 1 Week
Pulse adds local content, partners with Patch, Zagat, Groupon, and more

Stanford Graduates Release Pulse, A Must-Have News App For The iPad

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Akshay Kothari and Ankit Gupta, two Stanford grads who signed up for the Launch Pad class at the University’s Institute of Design (aka d.school), could have hardly chosen a better path to try their hands at startup life. The pair has gone from idea to a (very cool) digital...
Stanford Graduates Release Pulse, A Must-Have News App For The iPad

LinkedIn to buy news-reader app Pulse for $50M-$100M

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Though the likes of Microsoft and Yahoo were in talks to acquire popular news-reader app Pulse, it looks like it’s LinkedIn who will shell out the big bucks the app. AllThingsD, citing sources close to the deal, says the acquisition will be completed soon for anywhere between $50 million to $100 million....
LinkedIn to buy news-reader app Pulse for $50M-$100M

Pulse passes 20 million users and launches monthly 'Insights' reports into news-reading trends

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We’re big fans of Pulse here at The Next Web, the mobile platform that takes your favorite news and media sites and transforms them into an interactive mosaic. Launching two years ago for iPad, Pulse later arrived for iPhone/iTouch and Android, bringing beautiful news-browsing to the lion’s share of the...
Pulse passes 20 million users and launches monthly 'Insights' reports into news-reading trends

Pulse Goes Beyond Text, Launches New Video Channels With Over 30 Partners

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Pulse, the popular free mobile news reader for iOS, Android and Windows Phone, just announced that it is adding more video to its platform. The company is launching over 30 new video channels on its platform and is partnering with the likes of ESPN, Fox Sports, the White House, The...
Pulse Goes Beyond Text, Launches New Video Channels With Over 30 Partners
Pulse's new web reader looks like a pretty Windows 8 app

After growing from 1 to 11 million users in 2011, Pulse is working on monetization

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Pulse, which makes a news reading app for Apple and Android tablets and smartphones, threw a party in the penthouse of the Kimberly hotel last night to celebrate it big growth. “These guys offered to pay me for using our technology,” said Richard Ziade of Readability. “I should have accepted...
After growing from 1 to 11 million users in 2011, Pulse is working on monetization

Today in Tech: How Marissa Mayer wants to remake Yahoo

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* Pulse, the mobile news reader co-founded by grad students Aksay Kothari and Ankit Gupta, is coming to the desktop. Earlier this morning, the startup launched an HTML5-based version of their reader geared for larger screens. "People who have been using Pulse on their mobile devices have been like, why I...
Today in Tech: How Marissa Mayer wants to remake Yahoo
Pulse news app teases major announcement on its homepage

Pulse Launches Video Channels With 30 Publishing Partners

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News curation app and Flipboard competitor Pulse is introducing new video channels today, designed to give users access to short, easy-to-digest clips from the same kinds of publishing partners that have helped it gain so many users and so much engagement on the text side of its business. At launch,...
Pulse Launches Video Channels With 30 Publishing Partners

CipherCloud Raises $30M From Andreessen Horowitz For Cloud Encryption Technology

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CipherCloud has raised a new $30 million round of funding from Andreessen Horowitz for its cloud application security technology. The investment follows a previous seed round from Andreessen for $1.4 million. Founded in 2011, CipherCloud has already had phenomenal success. The company has more than 1.2 million users and 40 customers, including...
CipherCloud Raises $30M From Andreessen Horowitz For Cloud Encryption Technology
LinkedIn Acquires Pulse For $90M In Stock And Cash
Pulse's new 'Highlights' feature makes sense of all that social news sharing

BillShrink CEO Peter Pham leaves for Trinity Ventures

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BillShrink chief executive Peter Pham just announced that he’s leaving the startup for Trinity Ventures, where he will serve as an entrepreneur in residence. The Redwood City, Calif. company helps users save money by looking at their usage of things like cell phones and credit cards, then recommending new plans...
BillShrink CEO Peter Pham leaves for Trinity Ventures
Pulse news site shows potential of Microsoft's IE10

Pulse Gets More Personal, Lets Users Add Their Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Flickr & Tumblr Feeds

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Pulse, the popular news reading app for the Web and mobile, just announced that it is going beyond the standard news sources it currently features and is adding authenticated personal social feeds from social sites like YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram, Flickr and Facebook to its app. As Pulse co-founder Akshay Kothari...
Pulse Gets More Personal, Lets Users Add Their Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Flickr & Tumblr Feeds

This Is What It Looks Like When Giving Someone $30 Million Is A No-Brainer

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Last year, Andreessen Horowitz gave seed funding to a startup called CipherCloud. CipherCloud provides a layer of security between enterprise users and cloud applications like Gmail, Amazon Web Services, and Salesforce.com. Also, despite encrypting the data as it travels from user to cloud, CipherCloud is able to keep it sortable...
This Is What It Looks Like When Giving Someone $30 Million Is A No-Brainer

The Hardest Thing CEOs Have To Do

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Yesterday at Lerer Ventures' CEO Summit, The Facebook Effect author David Kirkpatrick asked two founders, "What's the hardest thing you've ever had to do for your company?" Both CEOs agreed: it was firing people. Akshay Kothari, CEO and co-founder of news reader Pulse, said firing someone for the fist time...
The Hardest Thing CEOs Have To Do
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