Microsoft Invests in Klout; Integrates Data into Bing
Posted: 9/28/2012  |  By: Mary Jo Foley | ZDNet
Microsoft is making a "strategic investment" of an undisclosed size in social-media vendor Klout, company officials announced on its Bing Community blog on September 27.

On Bing, Microsoft is going to display Klout data -- including a person's Klout score and topics they are "influential" about -- on the new Bing Sidebar pane for those users who can and want to see this information.