LinkedIn to buy news reader platform Pulse for $90 mln

April 11 Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:40pm EDT

April 11 (Reuters) - Professional social network LinkedIn Corp said it will buy Pulse, a news reader and mobile content distribution platform, for $90 million in cash and stock.

More than 30 million users have activated Pulse news reader apps on Apple Inc's iOS and Google Inc's Android operating systems.

LinkedIn will pay about 90 percent of the deal value in stock.