Pulse

  • Pulse Comes To The Web (With A Little Help From Microsoft)

    Pulse Comes To The Web (With A Little Help From Microsoft)

    Pulse, the popular news-reading app for iOS and Android, is finally available on the web. The service, which launched two years ago and now has over 15 million users, was completely focused mobile platforms until now. As the company’s CEO Akshay Kothari told me last week, though, its users have long been asking for a web version. Now, after nine months of development and with a little… Read More

  • Pulse Adds Premium Subscriptions, Launches Innovative Partnership With WSJ

    Pulse Adds Premium Subscriptions, Launches Innovative Partnership With WSJ

    Yesterday, we heard that the New York Times was partnering with Flipboard to make its content available to its own paying customers on a new platform. Today, Flipboard competitor Pulse is launching its new Premium Sources feature in partnership with the Wall Street Journal to make some of the newpaper’s content available on its platform through in-app subscriptions. Pulse users will be… Read More

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

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

    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 Daily Beast, College Humor, The Today Show, and National Geographic to bring their shows to its apps. Broadly… Read More

  • Curation Service Storify Partners With Pulse In First-Ever Syndication Deal

    Curation Service Storify Partners With Pulse In First-Ever Syndication Deal

    Storify, the startup that lets anyone “curate” stories from around the web by collecting posts from social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, is today announcing its first-ever syndication deal. Through a new partnership with popular news reader Pulse, Storify’s curated feeds will now appear within Pulse’s app, allowing readers to subscribe to curated… Read More

  • Pulse Adds 20 Titles From Popular Science Publisher Bonnier To Its Reading Stream, Its Biggest Launch Yet

    Pulse Adds 20 Titles From Popular Science Publisher Bonnier To Its Reading Stream, Its Biggest Launch Yet

    In the landgrab among reading apps that aggregate content to make it more accessible on tablets and smartphones, one of the early movers, Pulse, is today announcing a deal with magazine publisher Bonnier that will give its offering a significant boost. Bonnier is adding 20 titles from its special-interest magazine portfolio to the Pulse reading stream, including titles like Field and… Read More

  • Pulse Jumped From 1 Million To 11 Million Downloads In 2011; Now Seeing Download Every 2 Seconds

    Pulse Jumped From 1 Million To 11 Million Downloads In 2011; Now Seeing Download Every 2 Seconds

    In November, Amazon began shipping its new Kindle. At the time, even though reactions were varied, though Amazon hoped for the best, as some projected it would sell as many as 5 million by the end of 2011. Though the indications are that it didn’t get there. However, the media hype and early Kindle sales have still been a boon for a young startup that you’re probably by now… Read More

  • Pulse Scores Key Spot On Kindle’s Home Shelf; Co-founder Says It May Pass 10M Users This Year

    Pulse Scores Key Spot On Kindle’s Home Shelf; Co-founder Says It May Pass 10M Users This Year

    So the Kindle Fire shipped Monday, and the early reviews are out in full force. The reactions, as per usual, are varied. But, for what it’s worth, The Fire is already the best-selling item on Amazon, and many are now saying that the eCommerce giant could sell 5 million of its new devices by the end of the year. No, it’s not an iPad killer, but people are excited by the… Read More

  • News Reader Pulse Debuts Cross-Platform Syncing

    News Reader Pulse Debuts Cross-Platform Syncing

    Pulse, an innovative news reading app for mobile devices, is debuting a new cross-platform syncing feature that allows users to access their accounts and saved sources across devices. Pulse, which is developed by Alphonso Labs, launched last year via an iPad app as a more seamless (and visually appealing) way to read your RSS feeds. But Pulse ditched RSS in favor of hooking up with APIs to… Read More

  • Kobo Pulse Aims To Offer New Twist On Social Reading

    Kobo Pulse Aims To Offer New Twist On Social Reading

    Kobo has been cultivating their Reading Life initiative for a while now, and with the announcement of their new Pulse feature, they’re digging even deeper into the social space than before. Slated to launch in their Kobo iOS apps first, Pulse is a new way for readers to connect with others while digitally thumbing through their collections. Read More

  • With ‘Save To Pulse’ Bookmarklet And Chrome Extension, Pulse Enters Instapaper’s Turf

    With ‘Save To Pulse’ Bookmarklet And Chrome Extension, Pulse Enters Instapaper’s Turf

    Alphonso Labs, the fledgling company behind Pulse, a nifty social news reader for iPhone, iPad and Android devices used by roughly 5 million people, aims to pose a challenge to simple bookmarking tool Instapaper (and a range of other bookmarking and ‘read it later’ apps). The startup is today debuting both a bookmarklet and a Chrome add-on that enables users to ‘save stories… Read More

  • Peruse Nearby Groupons In Your Pulse Reader

    Pulse is not just for news feeds and Facebook links. Now you can also get nearby daily deals. With the latest update to both the iPhone and Android apps, when you enable location sharing, Pulse will pull nearby Groupon deals. Pulse lets you subscribe to different deals by city. You can see them as a stream in your Pulse reader, along with deals from nearby cities. If you click through… Read More

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