LinkedIn acquired Newsle a service similar to Google Alerts. Newsle founded in 2011 and the network currently had over 2 million users.
LinkedIn announced through a blog post says that “I’m so excited to welcome Jonah Varon, Axel Hansen and the rest of Newsle to the LinkedIn family. LinkedIn and Newsle share a common goal: We both want to provide professional insights that make you better at what you do. For example, knowing more about the people in your network – like when they’re mentioned in the news – can surface relevant insights that help you hit your next meeting with them out of the park.
Newsle also confirmed about the acquisition and announced on a statement says “Newsle is joining LinkedIn. Three years and 2 million users later, we’re happy to say that we’re well on the way toward realizing that goal. LinkedIn is equally passionate about offering insights that can help professionals better do their jobs and will help us accelerate our efforts by making Newsle available to its members.”
The terms of deal weren’t disclosed so far and according to the Newsle statement they will continue standalone service as we combine all the functionality with LinkedIn’s core services.