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Klout Gets Hyperlocal With First Acquisition

Klout – the well known social influence measurement platform has made a big step forward in solidifying themselves as a long-term player in this ever evolving Social InterWeb.

Today, in a blog post, CEO and Founder Joe Fernandez announced that they have acquired Blockboard.

To keep driving toward our mission of unlocking every user’s influence, we need to make Klout useful and accessible wherever they are – whether they’re at home or on the go. Blockboard has built an amazing local-mobile app that connects neighbors to build stronger communities through technology. This simple, well-designed tool gives people a way to communicate with their neighbors about everything from local news and tips to lost pets and broken streetlights.

With their experience, Blockboard brings an awareness of how social media can be meaningfully woven into the fabric of a local community, as well as a killer mobile app development team. Integrating the Blockboard team, technology and expertise is a significant investment into enriching the local and mobile experience for our passionate users, and will be an incredible boost for all of us.

For a bit more background on Blockboard check out the video from their demo at Crunch-Up

Congratulations on a great move Klout!


James Hicks

James is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of HicksNewMedia, a Digital Publishing and Technology Consulting team providing effective and relevant solutions to individuals and businesses looking to more effective utilize the social interweb. Follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.

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