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Here’s Another Reason For Retailers To Be Excited About The iPad

[credit provider=”Apple”] The new iPad’s debut triggered comparisons to how it stacks up to prior versions: Camera. Battery life. Price. Storage. But there’s an easily overlooked feature of the iPad that makes it attractive to major retailers: it’s portable and comfortable enough to shop in bed.At least one study shows […]
Here’s Another Reason For Retailers To Be Excited About The iPad
Tech

Someday, Your Reputation May Be More Important Than Your Net Worth

[credit provider=”Boonsri Dickinson, Business Insider”] A new social class is emerging on the Internet and your place in it depends on your reputation. In this world, you might be nothing, “but online you might be king,” explained Betterworks co-founder Paige Craig, an angel investor in more than 50 companies.
Someday, Your Reputation May Be More Important Than Your Net Worth
Tech

Why I Invested In Klout

and I are pleased to discuss our latest investment (and our first one as a team). We are excited to join with fellow firms Kleiner Perkins and IVP in investing in the internet’s standard for measuring influence, Klout. As the internet moves from pages to people, Joe Fernandez‘s vision of […]
Why I Invested In Klout
Tech

Klout CEO Joe Fernandez: ‘You Have To Be Able To Take A Punch’

[credit provider=”Courtesy of Klout”] Founded in 2008, Klout has quickly pegged itself as ìthe standard for influence, and so far, there aren’t many competitors to dispute that title.The company has faced lots of criticism, though, sometimes being accused of having a bogus scoring algorithm and of offering free perks to […]
Klout CEO Joe Fernandez: ‘You Have To Be Able To Take A Punch’
Tech

The TRUTH About Your Klout Score: How Your Phony Number Is Calculated

[credit provider=”By thekenyeung on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/kyeung808/4864171338/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Despite having a lot of investor interest, Klout is taking a lot of flack from the tech community about its seemingly phony scores.No one can figure out how the scores are calculated. President Obama ranks lower than Robert Scoble. My score has stayed a […]
The TRUTH About Your Klout Score: How Your Phony Number Is Calculated
Strategy

PROSkore’s CEO Explains Why It’s Better Than Klout

[credit provider=”PROskore”] This article originally appeared at American Express OpenForumThe noise that constantly fills up Facebook and Twitter feeds can be a barrier to using those tools in the professional world in an effective, meaningful way.
PROSkore’s CEO Explains Why It’s Better Than Klout
Strategy

Reputation Score Tools Compared: Which Ones Actually Matter?

[credit provider=”By thekenyeung on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/kyeung808/4864171338/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Online reputation score tools are becoming more and more popular, but do they actually serve a purpose? Klout Klout gauges how much you drive action from different social networking platforms. Your score consists of three things: true reach, amplification, and network.
Reputation Score Tools Compared: Which Ones Actually Matter?
Strategy

INSTANT MBA: To Succeed On Social Media, You Have To Find The Right Tempo

[credit provider=”By loiclemeur on YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQk_cw7Pw6s”] Today’s advice comes from Klout CEO Joe Fernandez’s interview with Fox News Latino:“If you disappear for a couple of days or a week it can be a challenge. It’s about finding that balance between being present without being noisy. If you talk too much […]
INSTANT MBA: To Succeed On Social Media, You Have To Find The Right Tempo
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Klout Executive: ‘My Score Dropped 14 Points And It Hurts’

[credit provider=”LinkedIn” url=”http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=18052932&authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=yYVu&locale=en_US&srchid=0ddb3ed2-4dcd-4ad0-91e5-918790ca7672-0&srchindex=2&srchtotal=2&goback=.fps_PBCK_*1_Garth_Holsinger_*1_*1_*1_*1_*2_*1_Y_*1_*1_*1_false_1_R_*1_*51_*1_*51_true_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2&pvs=ps&trk=pp_profile_photo_link”] Klout, the company that assigns people a number correlating to their online influence,  raised $30 million, but angered its user base when a change in its algorithm resulted in scores plummeting.The company’s own executives weren’t even immune.
Klout Executive: ‘My Score Dropped 14 Points And It Hurts’
Tech

SCUTTLEBUTT: Klout Has Raised ~ $30 Million From Kleiner Perkins At A $200 Million Valuation

[credit provider=”By thekenyeung on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/kyeung808/4864171338/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Klout, the startup that calculates how socially influential you are on the web, has raised a heaping pile of capital — or so we hear from multiple sources.We hear from a source with 90% certainty that Klout has raised ~ $30 million at a […]
SCUTTLEBUTT: Klout Has Raised ~ $30 Million From Kleiner Perkins At A $200 Million Valuation