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Klout Brings Rewards Program to iPhone, Passbook

Social influence measurement start-up Klout announced Wednesday that its “Perks” rewards program is now available using the Klout iPhone application. Perks had been available via Klout.com only; now users can redeem rewards directly from their phones, as well as via iOS 6 Passbook integration. Also on the way: More sites integrating the KloutPass SDK, which lets Web partners dole out benefits and deals based on a users’ Klout score.


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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