RIP Klout

Remember Klout? The controversial influencer market service that purportedly let social media influencers get free stuff is finally closing its doors this month. Perhaps, like me, you’re surpris

Inside Joymode, a subscription service saving you from buying all of the things

What began as a movement among couture culturati with the success of Rent the Runway has moved into everything from cars (Porsche's got a subscription service ) to construction equipment and furniture

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 t

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 <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2014/03/27/lithium-acquires-klout/">acquired e

After Technology Destroys Capitalism

In honor of <a target="_blank" href="https://medium.com/message/4ddceeae25ad">May Day</a>, let's think big for a moment. No, no, no. Bigger than that. Consider all the furious attention paid to eco

Lithium Confirms That It Has Acquired Klout

At a press event today, Lithium Technologies confirmed reports that it has closed the acquisition of Klout. <a target="_blank" href="http://recode.net/2014/02/11/exclusive-lithium-technologies-to-a

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.

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, <a target="_blank" href="http://recode.net/2014/02/11/exclusive-lit

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 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.klout.com">its website</a> today that includes t

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 grabbin

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 n

Gnip Expands Its Partnership With Klout, Becoming The Exclusive Provider Of Klout Topics

Social data provider <a target="_blank" href="http://www.gnip.com">Gnip</a> has expanded its agreement with <a target="_blank" href="http://www.klout.com">Klout</a>, so Gnip customers who already incl

Klout Gets Into The Q&A Business By Launching Klout Experts (With Help From Bing)

So what does a high <a target="_blank" href="http://www.klout.com">Klout</a> score actually get you? The influence-measuring startup already offers prizes through its Klout Perks program, and there ar

Klout Users Can Now Add Bing To Their Account And Include Instagram In Their Score

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.klout.com">Klout</a>, the service for measuring online influence, is boosting its integration with both Bing and Instagram today. On the Bing side, the news foll

Endorsements, LinkedIn’s Answer To Klout, Passes 1B Recommendations And Builds Up A New Data Set

Endorsements, a <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/09/24/linkedin-debuts-endorsements-as-a-lightweight-way-to-recommend-a-professional-contacts-skills/">lightweight way</a> for people on <a target="

Sumpto Wants To Be The Klout For College Students

Like a growing number of students, Ben Kosinski attended multiple universities over the course of his collegiate career. Although these schools differed wildly in culture and the makeup of their stude

Klout Updates iPhone App With Passbook Integration, Wants You To “Show Off” With Klout Card

Online social influence is something that can really rub people the wrong way. Klout obviously believes in it wholeheartedly; others, not so much. Now, in a move that's sure to generate its fair share

Klout CEO Joe Fernandez Responds To Criticism, Talks Job Descriptions That Include Score “Requirements” [TCTV]

Over the weekend, I wrote a post about <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/09/29/klout-would-like-potential-employers-to-consider-your-score-before-hiring-you-and-thats-stupid/">Salesforce telling po

Klout Would Like Potential Employers To Consider Your Score Before Hiring You. And That’s Stupid.

Let's put it out there right now: I am personally not a fan of <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/09/27/growing-its-influence-klout-gets-strategic-investment-from-microsoft-and-serious-bing-integrat

Bad News For Bieber? Klout Unveils Redesign And A Scoring System That Looks At Real World Influence

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.klout.com">Klout</a>, the site that aims to measure your online influence, has made some big changes to its scoring system, and it has a new look to match the new a
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