LinkedIn Connects with mSpoke

Pittsburgh, PA-based mSpoke, which has developed “adaptive personalization” algorithms that deliver more relevant content such as RSS feeds to consumers, has become the first-ever acquisition for Mountain View, CA-based LinkedIn, according to a company announcement dated August 4. CEO Jeff Weiner said in the announcement that the seven-year-old professional networking company is “actively investing in solutions that help deliver valuable professional insights to LinkedIn members.” MSpoke was founded in 2006 by a group of computer scientists with ties to Carnegie Mellon University. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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