This past Friday, the Pulse team stopped by LinkedIn’s SF office to meet another member of our new family: SlideShare. The presentation-sharing network has a thriving community—and with more than ten million uploads under their belt, they have buckets of incredible content. After meeting the forces behind this social network powerhouse, we’re looking forward to collaborating more with their team in the months and years to come.
We’re happy to offer the best presentations on SlideShare in one feed. Read more about SlideShare on their blog, and check out our other great additions this week below!
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SlideShare is a community-powered platform for presentation sharing, filled with dazzling visuals and easily digestible facts and figures. Browse the hottest presentations now on Pulse.
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Careerealism is a no-nonsense source of professional advice. Become your company’s top performer, move forward on your career path, keep your resumé polished, and more.
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CNET Crave brings gadget news and reviews from trusted CNET authors. If there’s one thing we know about the Pulse community, it’s that they can’t get enough tech—and this source is top-notch.
Not at Google I/O? Follow the action with Pulse’s great tech sources. We’ve highlighted some of our favorites in this week’s What’s New. Check ‘em out and see some of their current I/O updates below.
The Next Web
Google announces 41 new Google+ features including Pinterest-like card-based Stream
Google announces 900 million Android activations, 48 billion apps downloaded
Live from Google I/O’s 2013 opening keynote!
Google launches All Access music-streaming service in the US: $9.99 monthly fee
Google Chromebook Pixel handed out to every IO attendee
Google I/O 2013: We’re here live!
Welcome to another round of new sources on Pulse! Our launches this week run the gamut from beauty to business, and we’ve also put some top tech sources to keep you updated on Google I/O. Get a taste of our brand new sites below:
Are you a fan of xoJane? Then check out sister site xoVain, your go-to resource for beauty tips and editorial. Written with the same personal touch as xoJane, this new offshoot is sure to win you over.
Listen to informative broadcasts from PRI (Public Radio International) Business. Their shows cover economic issues spanning the globe, from Spanish entrepreneurship to Chinese land reform.
Rant Sports: NBA
We’re happy to add Rant Sports to our repertoire, and we’re kicking things off with their NBA feed. Don’t miss a minute of basketball action.
It’s LinkedIn’s tenth anniversary, and we can’t help but reflect on how quickly time passes. These years have brought some incredible changes: not only was Pulse barely a flicker in anyone’s imagination, there weren’t even iPhones ten years ago. We had no idea how much our worlds—indeed, the world—would transform.
Where were Pulse co-founders Akshay Kothari and Ankit Gupta ten years ago? Long before they met at Stanford, long before Pulse took shape in Palo Alto cafes and classrooms, they were living very different lives:
Ten years ago, on this day, I had just graduated from high school. I was excited about the summer vacation to begin, for which I had planned a 60-day trip across India. At the same time, I was fairly confused about my next steps. I had the option of traveling half way around the world to study at a top engineering college in the US or comfortably stay at home (with a house chef and chauffeur) and go to a decent college four miles from home. I kept delaying the decision, hoping that things would fall in place automagically. Frankly, I never was able to make up my mind. My parents pushed me over the edge, and I decided to fly from India to Indiana to study at Purdue University. The last ten years have been such a tremendous learning experience—from Purdue to Stanford to Pulse and, now, to LinkedIn. I am grateful to my parents for making all this possible and to my family for supporting me on this epic journey thus far.
Ten years back, I was immersed in Math, Physics, and Chemistry textbooks in a small Indian town called Kota. It was a unique place, overflowing with thousands students who had come together from all over the country to work tirelessly towards one goal: the opportunity to get educated in one of the seven best engineering schools in India at that time, the IITs. A worthy goal it was, since after studying days and nights for two years in high school, you and 500,000 other students take the entrance test. But less than 5,000 actually get to live the dream. And luckily, I was one of them.
I worked hard not because I was told to, but because I was inspired to do so. The classwork was extremely challenging—that adrenaline rush one gets after solving a particularly hard problem is unreal. My peers inspired me—always positive, motivated, collaborative, and competitive. My life was exciting; each day was unlike the previous one, with new theories, problems, and solutions.
Looking back, I realize that those two years set a high bar for how I want to spend every day of my life. I have been fortunate to have spent each day of the last ten years being equally inspired, if not more. And my only wish for the next ten is to continue the ride!
We’re extra excited this week: it’s LinkedIn’s tenth anniversary! As a new part of the family, the Pulse team is inspired by their history and plans for the future. For some inspirational stories from members of the LinkedIn community, check out the Influencers feed on Pulse—industry leaders have shared heartfelt stories about the things that drive them.
We want to know: what inspires you? Tell us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn and you could be featured on Pulse.
What else is new this week? As usual, we have a great round of sources in our What’s New section:
Who doesn’t love a little luxury? Get your fill of all things fabulous with Robb Report, your online destination for international sophistication.
SB Nation NHL
We’re back with another great hockey resource, SB Nation NHL. Get the playoffs run-down and all the latest NHL news.
Check out ESPN NBA for updates on your favorite teams and players. Don’t miss a minute of basketball action.
The Daily Beast: Amazing Women
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we thought this was a perfect time to showcase some of the amazing women in the world. The Daily Beast: Amazing Women is a provocative and enlightening look at some of the issues and key figures in the modern landscape.
Working Mother is full of inspiring and helpful reads, for moms and more. Whether you’re looking for Mother’s Day ideas or scouring the web for kid-friendly recipes, Working Mother has all the answers.
Brain Pickings will stimulate your brain. It compiles nuggets of creativity and wisdom from the world’s best thinkers, making this the perfect source for a more intellectually fulfilling commute.
Get your creative juices flowing with 99u. From savvy business advice to crucial tips for les artistes, this source will delight, inform, and inspire you.
Your mom is unlike any other, so why would you get her a cookie cutter Mother’s Day gift? Stop by the Etsy Blog for some enchanting ideas, and make this weekend extra special for that special lady.