With ThinkUp, Data Geeks Aim to Create the “Quantified Selfie”

A forthcoming app from Anil Dash and Gina Trapani plans to deliver insights into how you use social.
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Klout Quietly Launches Cinch, a Companion Q&A App

A Quora-like iOS app launch for the social-influence startup.
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After Big Fundraising, Uber Hires CFO From Google

Presumably, it’s to keep track of all the big funding the transportation logistics startup just got that values it at $3.5 billion.
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Social Influence Startup Klout Partners With Yammer

Social influence measurement startup Klout announced a partnership on Tuesday with enterprise communications company Yammer. The integration will allow Klout to factor Yammer users’ data and activity into its social ranking algorithm, and currently lets Yammer users display their Klout scores on their Yammer profiles. Klout and Microsoft — which owns Yammer — already have existing integrations on separate properties, including a partnership with Bing, the software giant’s search engine.

With “Experts,” Klout Wants to Make Influence Matter in Online Q&A

A bigger play toward consumers could make you care more about your Klout score.
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Klout Hooks Deeper Into Bing and Instagram Data

Social media influence scoring startup Klout announced Thursday that it will more fully integrate users’ Instagram and Microsoft Bing accounts. Instagram influence will now be factored into a user’s overall Klout score. Bing accounts are able to be connected, but the data will be considered in Klout scores in the future. In the past, the company connected to a number of other accounts to measure social influence, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Klout Launches a Business Product — And It’s About Time

Klout makes a B2B play — a smart, long-overdue move for the social startup.
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Small Is Beautiful: Greycroft Partners Raises $175 Million in Third Fund

The New York- and Los Angeles-based firm said it wants to make sure its does not get caught up in the froth.
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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.

Mark Cuban Invests in Little Bird to Find Online Influentials

Little Bird goes deeply and geekily into the world of online influence.
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Turf War in SOMA: Klout vs. Kred

Klout Acquires Local App Blockboard