Recently we announced TechNode was featured on Flipboard, a popular social magazine on iPad. Today we can confirm we are now searchable on Pulse; a similar digital magazine.

Pulse takes all your favourite websites and turns them into an attractive mosaic, giving you a clean and structured way to read content. It is currently available for free download on iPad, iPhone and Android.

It’s really easy to use. Since we are not yet featured (hopefully soon), I went to the Settings page, then clicked the ‘+’ button, searched ‘TechNode’, added it. From there you can add it to personalized page such as ‘Fav tech blogs’. You can then re-order the position each source appears on the feed. When reading content, each source is organized in rows and the latest stories are displayed from left to right. Just swipe and click away to read. You can also share stories with friends through Facebook or Twitter (not useful in China).

From their website, “Pulse was founded in May 2010 by Ankit Gupta and Akshay Kothari, two Stanford graduate students as part of a course at the Institute of Design. The inspiration for Pulse was borne out of their frustration with the news reading experience on mobile devices. Pulse has been selected as one of 50 apps in Apple’s App Store Hall of Fame and named one of TIME’s top 50 iPhone apps of 2011.”

CNN reported that the accidental entrepreneurs stumbled upon success. All they intended to do was initially sell enough apps to cover the cost of two iPads. Now the company has 12 employees working out of a Silicon Valley office.

Even Steve Jobs publicly praised the app at a Developer Conference in June 2010.

Since Pulse is not blocked in China, please download it and add TechNode to your news feed!

Jason is an Australian born Chinese living in Beijing, specializing in entrepreneurship, start-ups and the investment eco-system in China, especially in the tech and social area.

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