Members can receive tailored news according to their connections and industry...
Professional networking site LinkedIn has launched a new service, LinkedIn Today, which aggregates the top news headlines and stories being shared by members of the site.
The beta version of LinkedIn Today, which went live on Thursday, allows users to receive tailored news depending on their connections, industry and the broader global professional network.
LinkedIn members can customise the news they receive by choosing from up to 22 industries. They can also follow specific news sources from a range of outlets, including traditional sources such as the Financial Times to newer internet news blogs such as Mashable.
Deep Nishar, SVP of product and user experience at LinkedIn, said in a statement that LinkedIn Today will help users benefit from "the collective wisdom of 90 million professionals".
"Having a professional and tailored lens on news and insights is not only an efficient way to gather information for your work day but it also arms you with the insights you need to make strategic business decisions," said Nishar.
LinkedIn Today increases the networking site's integration with Twitter by allowing users to tweet news direct to their Twitter account. LinkedIn first integrated with Twitter in 2009 when it shared status updates with the microblogging site.
LinkedIn has also announced the launch of its iPhone application version 3.6, which allows users to access LinkedIn Today via their iPhone and is available for download from the Apple App Store.