LinkedIn's $90 million purchase of the newsreader app Pulse is just the latest of many recent changes at the site. The move is designed to turn the site from a resume repository to a full-fledged content platform.
Deep Nishar, LinkedIn senior vice president of product and user experience, announced the move on the site Thursday, praising Pulse founders Ankit Gupta and Akshay Kothari and giving some insight on LinkedIn's plans for the mobile news aggregator.
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