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About Pulse

Pulse is a social news reader for mobile phones and tablets. It was created by Alphonso Labs and the company's suite of applications includes a reader for iPad and iPhone.

Headquarters Location

316 High St.

Palo Alto, California, 94301,

United States

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Pulse Patents

Pulse has filed 134 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Angiology
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  • Transformers (electrical)
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Latest Pulse News

Ringier Africa to publish New York Times News under its new brand Pulse in Sub-Saharan Africa

Jan 15, 2018

Ringier Africa to publish New York Times News under its new brand Pulse in Sub-Saharan Africa SHARE ON: Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP)   has entered into a digital content license agreement with The New York Times News Service  and Syndicate, the licensing and syndicate division of The New York Times. This means that RADP will publish New York Times journalism under its new media brand Pulse in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria. Pulse informs and entertains Africa’s mass and mobile population with a reach of 100 million people every month. The launch of New York Times journalism on Pulse will bring award-winning reporting and storytelling to Africa’s informed readership. The New York Times is a globally renowned media outlet for news and opinion, which will complement Pulse’s news coverage. Pulse readers will now have access to The New York Times’ top news of the day as well as a selection of other digital articles addressing key social, political and economic issues as well as videos, photos and graphics. “Publishing content from The New York Times will be setting new standards in the regional media space, offering up-to-date information at any time of the day, directly to Africa’s media consumption tool of choice, the mobile phone, via the Pulse website and our newly launched mobile app” says Tim Kollmann, Managing Director of RADP. This agreement consolidates Ringier’s position as Africa’s leading news brand. It signals a new strategic direction, expands Pulse’s editorial scope to include more politics, current affairs and international news stories and strengthens the platform’s followership. It also furthers RADP’s plan to build one of the most robust digital ecosystems in Africa by continuing to find new ways and platforms to engage and stay connected with users. Ringier Africa & Asia CEO, Robin Lingg, adds: “Ringier is constantly reaching out to new opportunities to strengthen its position as an innovative and leading digital publisher. We are excited about this cooperation with The New York Times. We see a lot of great potential in the product and its further growth opportunities on the continent. The inclusion of New York Times journalism comes at an exciting time for our publishing company, as we continue to invest in building out a fast-moving, pioneering, credible and truly pan-African digital publishing network.’ The New York Times is known globally for innovation in its print and digital storytelling. With the Ringier agreement, New York Times journalism will reach a new digital audience. General Manager of News Services and Print Innovation for The New York Times, Michael Greenspon says: “Ringier has a deep understanding of the digital space and is the ideal partner to help us bring The New York Times voice to sub-Saharan Africa. We are delighted that this agreement will expand the reach of our journalism to new readers.” In 2016, Ringier entered into an agreement to extend the reach of Women’s Health and Men’s Health into West Africa. It also entered an agreement with  Business Insider to launch the brand in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2017. Share this:

Pulse Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Pulse founded?

    Pulse was founded in 2010.

  • Where is Pulse's headquarters?

    Pulse's headquarters is located at 316 High St., Palo Alto.

  • What is Pulse's latest funding round?

    Pulse's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did Pulse raise?

    Pulse raised a total of $10.9M.

  • Who are the investors of Pulse?

    Investors of Pulse include LinkedIn, Greycroft, New Enterprise Associates, Lerer Hippeau, Redpoint Ventures and 5 more.

  • Who are Pulse's competitors?

    Competitors of Pulse include Flipboard and 7 more.

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