LinkedIn (LNKD) confirms it has bought iOS/Android news reader app Pulse. The purchase price is...

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LinkedIn (LNKD) confirms it has bought iOS/Android news reader app Pulse. The purchase price is $90M (90% stock, 10% cash - LinkedIn's valuation might have something to do with that), in-line with the $50M-$100M reported last month by AllThingsD. If the SlideShare acquisition is any guide, look for LinkedIn to keep supporting Pulse's apps - the startup claims 30M+ people have used them at some point - while looking for ways to integrate its tools with its site, as it keeps looking for ways to bring user engagement closer to that of consumer-oriented social networks.