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Video: LinkedIn launches news service

LinkedIn Today is being pitched as a news aggregation service that uses the content people in your network are reading as a way of delivering you daily news.

There’s no (gulp) news editor, rather the stories that appear on your homepage are selected based on what people in your industry are sharing at any given time.

The industries and news sources you follow also become part of your front page.

There’s also an iPhone app that allows you to read articles you saved on the go.

"Staying on top of industry news is something we think matters for any professional whose success depends on being well informed,” said LinkedIn in a blog about the launch. "With all the news websites, blogs, tweets and newsletters out there, staying in-the-know can be time consuming and it’s increasingly hard to figure out what matters most when reading news across multiple sources.

"If you only have five minutes to catch up on news, LinkedIn Today can help you cut through all the clutter, so you can discover the top headlines you need to read to be better informed everyday,” added the company.

LinkedIn Today is only live in the US and the UK at the moment, but expect it to be rolled out to other countries soon. 

Here’s a video explaining the new service.

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