Klout Reportedly Drops The Perks

Klout had a feature called Klout Perks, which let users earn rewards for their influence. These included various products, discounts, and VIP access. Perks were given based on things like location, influential topics, and of course Klout Score. The feature…

Klout Score Now Includes YouTube Views, Likes, Shares

One would have thought that by now, Klout would have included YouTube data. People do after all make hiring decisions based on Klout score (allegedly), and YouTube has been the biggest social video site on the Internet for years. However,…

InPowered Is The Anti-Klout. Here’s Why.

InPowered is the anti-Klout. Okay, maybe Klouchebag is the real anti-Klout, but there can be more than one can’t there? Besides, Klouchebag is dead. InPowered offers products aimed at helping marketers “discover and promote expert opinions about their brands.” Our…

Klout Launches Android App After iOS App Increases Sharing

Last month, Klout launched a new iOS app, promising an Android version in the near future. Now, that version is here. The app is, of course, based on the newer version of Klout launched in February, which turned the service…

Klout Launches New App For iOS, Android On The Way

Klout has launched a new iOS app that reflects the major changes to its service it rolled out earlier this year. If you haven’t looked at Klout lately, it has become something of a social news reader that lets you…

Klout And Lithium Technologies Announce Acquisition

We’ve known since last month that Klout was being acquired by Lithium Technologies, thanks to a report from Re/code, but it was never confirmed until yesterday when CNN reported that it was official. Now, the companies have come out and…

Report: Klout Acquisition Official

Last month, we learned that Klout was to be acquired by Lithium Technologies after Re/Code broke the news, which was never actually confirmed. Now, it’s been confirmed. CNN reports, “It’s official,” and says the deal is valued at about $200…

After Major Overhaul, Klout To Be Acquired By Lithium Technologies [Report]

Update: A Klout spokesperson offers, “Klout doesn’t comment on rumor or speculation.” Klout is reportedly about to be acquired by Lithium Technologies for at least $100 million. This is according to Re/code’s Kara Swisher and Liz Gannes, both generally reliable…

Klout CEO Explains How The New Klout Is Its First Product To Help Users

On Thursday, Klout launched a big redesign with a focus on “creating content,” which I suggested was really more about sharing content that others have created, and basically seems like a social news reader. Klout CEO Joe Fernandez tells WebProNews,…

Klout Just Turned Into A Social News Reader

Klout just got a big redesign. Head over to Klout.com now, and you’ll see a page encouraging you to “Create and share great content.” The change is billed as being about “creating content,” though as far as I can tell,…

Bing Gets Snapshots From Klout In Search Results

Klout announced an extension of its partnership with Bing today with the launch of Klout-verified snapshots in Bing search results. Klout’s Paul Kim and Genevieve Lydstone explain, “From the beginning of Klout, we’ve been focused on helping people better understand…

Klout Now Factors Bing Searches into Your Score

Starting today, Klout will begin to factor in another element when calculating your total score. Now, your Klout score includes Bing search prevalence. That means that your Klout score will improve based on how many times you’re searched for on…

Klout Score Now Takes Into Account Instagram Data

Klout has just announced that its adding another element into your influence score: Instagram. “Instagram generates some of social media’s most beautiful and engaging content, and is one of the most highly-requested networks by Klout users. Starting this week, all…

Klout Launches Klout For Business

Klout announced the launch of Klout for Business on Thursday with the tagline, “Find the influencers in your audience.” Klout for Business is a set of tools including Klout Perks and audience insights to help businesses get influencers to share…

How Much Does Klout Score Matter?

“While you may abhor the idea of a company like Klout judging or grading you on a daily basis, it’s already happening and companies are paying attention, so we shouldn’t just ignore this trend.” That’s a quote from the book…

Klout Score Just Now Takes Into Account Facebook Pages

Klout, the company that claims to help you “discover and be recognized for how you influence the world,” announced today that it is now including data from Facebook Pages in its scoring. I would have thought this would have been…

Bing Invests In Klout, Adds It To Social Sidebar

Bing announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Klout, including an strategic investment in the company. This, a Bing spokesperson tells WebProNews, is aimed at “strengthening social influence data on both the Bing and Klout platforms.” “There…

Facebook Acquires Threadsy, Creator of Facebook-Centric Influence Tracker Swaylo

Facebook has just made another partial acquisition – this time in the form of Threadsy, a startup best known for their Klout-like service Swaylo. Swaylo is a Facebook-centric tool that analyzes Facebook users’ reach and influence across the network. Users…

Klout Announces New Algorithm at LeWeb London 2012

In what was probably the most awkward interview of all time, Co-Founder and CEO of Klout, Joe Fernandez talked about some changes that are going to be made to Klout’s algorithm that will make it a better indicator of social…

Klout Upgrades Its API To Be Faster And Stronger

Klout is one of those services that’s important to those invested in the social media industry. It’s a service that rates your social media performance across a number of platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, etc and gives you a rating.…