Klout

  • Klout Perks Is No More

    Klout Perks Is No More

    Sad news for those who like free stuff – Klout Perks, the swag offered by social media scoring platform Klout, has quietly shut down. Lithium Technologies, the company that bought Klout more than a year ago, confirmed it ended the Perks program in a statement to TechCrunch today. “Klout’s real strengths lie in its algorithm and wealth of social data,” wrote… Read More

  • Lithium Unveils First Plans For Klout: Pop-Up Communities And A Klout Score For Products

    Lithium Unveils First Plans For Klout: Pop-Up Communities And A Klout Score For Products

    If you’re wondering what Lithium Technologies is going to do with Klout, the social influence measurement startup that it acquired earlier this year, the company is giving its first real hints today at its LiNC user conference in San Francisco. I spoke to Chief Product Officer Tapan Bhat in advance of today’s announcements. Lithium helps businesses build online communities for… Read More

  • After Technology Destroys Capitalism Crunch Network

    After Technology Destroys Capitalism

    In honor of May Day, let’s think big for a moment. No, no, no. Bigger than that. Consider all the furious attention paid to economic inequality of late, courtesy of Thomas Piketty and Capital in the 21st Century. He argues that increasing inequality is an inevitable outcome of laissez-faire capitalism, and proposes we fix this with a global wealth tax. I humbly suggest that… Read More

  • Lithium Confirms That It Has Acquired Klout

    Lithium Confirms That It Has Acquired Klout

    At a press event today, Lithium Technologies confirmed reports that it has closed the acquisition of Klout. Re/code first reported on the deal back in February, saying that it was “signed but not closed“, then Fortune reported yesterday that the price was nearly $200 million. Read More

  • Lithium To Acquire Social Influence Scoring Site Klout For $200M

    Lithium To Acquire Social Influence Scoring Site Klout For $200M

    Social customer service company Lithium Technologies will announce on Thursday morning that it has acquired Klout for almost $200 million in cash and private stock, says Fortune. Read More

  • Lithium Technologies Reportedly Reaches Deal To Acquire Klout

    Lithium Technologies, which helps companies engage with their customers online, has “signed but not closed” a deal to acquire Klout, according to a report in Recode. The deal is supposedly a mix of cash and stock “in the low nine figures” (namely, a little more than $100 million). Neither Lithium nor Klout responded immediately to requests for comment —… Read More

  • Klout Adds Content Sharing Recommendations To Help Improve Your Score

    Klout Adds Content Sharing Recommendations To Help Improve Your Score

    Think your Klout score’s too low? Well, the social influence measurement startup is launching a revamped version of its website today that includes tools for improving your score. The main addition is a “create” section that shows a stream of content based on the topics that you’re interested in and that the people who follow your social media accounts are interested in. Read More

  • Klout.edu? Sumpto Grabs $350K To Measure The Influence Of College Students

    Klout.edu? Sumpto Grabs $350K To Measure The Influence Of College Students

    When Sumpto launched in 2012, founder Ben Kosinski made a smart move, coining his startup as “the Klout for colleges.” At the time, the polarizing social currency company was still grabbing headlines, and the analogy made sense. Today, the analogy arguably has a little less relevance and perhaps a bit more baggage, but Sumpto continues to soldier on as a platform aimed at helping… Read More

  • Klout Deepens Its Bing Integration By Placing ‘Snapshots’ Alongside Your Search Results

    Klout Deepens Its Bing Integration By Placing ‘Snapshots’ Alongside Your Search Results

    Well, here’s another reason to care about your Klout score (and, y’know, actually create an account on Klout) — the company, which aims to measure social media influence, is announcing a prominent new integration with Microsoft’s search engine Bing. About a year ago, Klout took a strategic investment from Microsoft and said it was integrating with Bing, for example… Read More

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