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What happened with Pulse?
By Dave Winer on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 at 5:06 AM.

A picture named love.gifKara Swisher has a story this morning about an RSS aggregator for the iPad that was first praised in a Steve Jobs keynote and then, later the same day, booted from Apple's store.  permalink

Apparently the NY Times played a role. "Apple informed the [authors] that Pulse was being pulled from the App Store, after it received a written notice that '[the Times] believes your application named Pulse News Reader infringes The New York Times Company's rights.'" permalink

Swisher says: "Pulse is little more than a really well-designed RSS reader." permalink

I'm both close to the Times and to RSS, so I'd love to get to the bottom of the concern here. Swisher believes the app is doing nothing out of the ordinary with information available in the Times' publicly-available feeds. permalink

This is a case where the readers of Scripting News may be able to help sort this out. Do you have a copy of the Pulse app? If so, can you make any sense out of this situation? Please advise. permalink

Follow-up: "Look, if the Times is depending on stopping those two kids for its future, then the Times has no future." permalink

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