The deal is expected to close in the second quarter, after which Pulse employees will be transitioned to LinkedIn's headquarters in Mountain View, California.
LinkedIn, which has 200 million users worldwide, has been making a push to further integrate its users. Last year, the company acquired content-sharing site Slideshare for about $118.8 million. It also revamped its Web site last October to make it more user-friendly and engaging.
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-- Written by Brittany Umar.