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Klout, a site that measures your influence on social media, is about to be sold for at least $US100 million to Lithium technologies, according to Recode. The deal isn’t closed, but papers have been signed, according to the report. Lithium Technologies makes tools that brands can use to provide customer […]
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[credit provider=”Courtesy of Klout”] Klout, the social network service that ranks people based on their influence, is getting two major changes.It revamped the way it ranks people and it redesigned its site to become much more useful as an online crib sheet to what your contacts are up to online.
Klout just announced that it’s hired one of its angel investors, Emil Michael, as chief operating officer.Michael worked for nine years as a top executive at Tellme Networks, an Internet-telephony startup.
[credit provider=”YouTube Screenshot / Salesforce” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys-hbIU24Ys”] Facebook does a fantastic job of tapping into an innate human neuroticism: the desire to share and promote yourself among others.It also taps into another innate part of human nature, but less so: grading. Users often “grade” their friends by how many friends they […]
Klouchebag launched today to make a mockery of social score provider Klout and people on Twitter.This site, made by Tom Scott, operates like Klout. Type in your Twitter handle and it will reveal your score. The score will tell you “how much of an asshat you are.”
[credit provider=”Courtesy of Klout”] Klout CEO Joe Fernandez spends a lot of his time zipping around his offices like crazy.It’s hard to get him to stand still on the bottom floor of Klout’s wide open office. He sits right next to the product and design teams and is grilling them […]
[credit provider=”madaise via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/madaise/6917486741/”] We spoke to a top venture capitalist who thinks a lot of fast-growing startups like Instagram, Quora, and Klout are overhyped.He didn’t want to be quoted by name, but he’s been in the industry for about a decade, and has had several large exits — […]
[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Klout is a social media ranking system that gamifies the way we utilise Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.The system measures how your tweets and shares affect everyone else on the web.