Pulse News Reader was an application on the iPad app store. Essentially it was a RSS reader and news feed service created by a couple of Stanford University graduate students. The application was talked about by Apple CEO Steve Jobs himself at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.
?I don?t blame Apple, because they have to respond when contacted by lawyers from the Times,? said Akshay Kothari, one of the app’s creators. ?But it was definitely a roller coaster of a day.? Kothari worked on the app with Ankit Gupta, who are both students at the Stanford Institute of Design. Kothari and Gupta worked on the app for four weeks through a company they created called Alphonso Labs. It was downloaded 35,000 times at a price of $4. [AllThingsD]