LinkedIn Acquires Newsle
LinkedIn has announced that it has acquired Newsle, a social service that allows users to receive alerts when updates such as tweets and status messages are posted by people that they choose to follow. In a blog post, LinkedIn notes that Newsle has advanced quite a bit over the years in terms of natural language processing and machine learning algorithms, and that both companies share the same goal of wanting to provide professional insights to help people be better at what they do. By implementing Newsle staff members into its own business, LinkedIn will be able to provide its users with even more information surrounding people within their social network.
While terms of the deal were not publically revealed, Newsle will continue to be available to its users while LinkedIn goes through the process of implementing the alert service into its social networking platform.
Source: Official LinkedIn Blog