Pulse iPad app highlighted by Steve Jobs then pulled from App Store hours later after NYT complains

Supreme Studio Makeover from MacMall.com “Yesterday morning, the pair of Stanford University graduate students who made the hot news-reading iPad app, Pulse News Reader, were ecstatic to be mentioned first–as one of the most promising developers for the new tablet device–in his keynote speech by Apple CEO Steve Jobs at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco,” Kara Swisher reports for AllThingsD.

Swisher reports, “But, by the afternoon, that flush of entrepreneurial success had turned sour, after Apple informed the two that Pulse was being pulled from the App Store, after it received a written notice from the New York Times Company that ‘The New York Times Company believes your application named ‘Pulse News Reader’ infringes The New York Times Company’s rights.'”

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34 Comments

  1. How it infringes on their rights I don’t know. It picks up a publicly available RSS feed, but I guess that takes eyeballs off their advertising content.

    The NY Times iPad app just plain sucks anyway.

    Hopefully Pulse will just drop the NY Times and get back up on iTunes quickly. No one will miss the pee yellow journalism of Obama’s Personal Pravda anyway.

  2. “Obama’s Personal Pravda”…nice one, but speaking as a Reaganite, NYT is fairly tame and delivers some good stuff. They are not as far off center as some (Fox News which I also like for a different perspective).

    Americans need to be more balanced and less simplistic, “I am a ____”. We fight amongst ourselves while the trash we send to Washington spends our dough without regard.

    Stop making false enemies or we are all doomed to be the next Greece.

  3. Could the less mature, less well-informed, bitter political commentators please go find a political forum to clutter with their childish, ignorant, just plain nasty pissing and moaning? You lost. You did your best to steal the election and you failed. Go back to raising the ignorant mobs with your lies and leave the tech forums alone.
    Please.
    Thank you.

  4. Oic now. I am now watching the Stevenote video and see the Pulse for iPad Steve showed first among a list of his favorite iPad specific apps and that is definitely gone from the App store. I don’t see how an RSS reader can be construed as anyone’s copyright violator do you?

  5. Could the people who complain about political flame-speech fouling up the comments try to refrain from incorporating more political flaming into their complaints?

    ——RM

  6. The interweb’s tubes are a strange place. Content can be posted free to all comers and then be infringed upon by being aggregated by some other program that merely rebroadcasts a snippet of the content with a link to the original. It seems as if the Middlebronfmen are running (ruining?) the pipes.

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