Liz Gannes

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Microsoft Aligns With Klout, Makes Strategic Investment and Integrates Into Bing

Starting today, Bing will use Klout to sort through which people to highlight in its social search offerings. Microsoft has made a strategic investment in Klout and signed a “multi-year agreement” to integrate the two services. Klout said it will also factor in the number of times a person has been searched for on Bing when it measures online influence.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work