Source: SAN FRANCISCO BUSINESS TIMES

Newsle: LinkedIn buys Newsle to improve relevance of news feeds

LinkedIn Corp. scooped up social news-sharing site Newsle, giving it access to fresh talent and complex algorithms that will enable users to glean real-time information about their professional contacts. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Newsle, founded by Harvard University duo Axel Hansen and Jonah Varon, uses algorithms in the growing field of natural language processing and machine learning to find news articles or blog posts about users' contacts seconds after they are published. The…

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Newsle is an online web application that notifies people's activities through instant messaging services.

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