On Monday, in his WWDC keynote speech, Steve Jobs singled out an RSS reader as an example of a great new app for the iPad. On Tuesday, it got pulled from the App Store. Now, it's back again.
The $3.99 app, called Pulse, is a visual RSS readers for news headlines, which renders stories from multiple sources on a clean movable mosaic. It was created by Alphonso Labs - founded by two Stanford graduate students - in five weeks flat.
But apparently, the Times Company news organisation wasn't happy, and complained to Apple, which promptly pulled it from the store. Its complaint was based on the fact that the app was using the Nytimes.com and Boston.com free RSS feeds, reframing the content, and then charging a fee.