• With Echo, The Team Behind Laundry Startup Prim Fights Push Notification Overload

    With Echo, The Team Behind Laundry Startup Prim Fights Push Notification Overload

    Back in January, startup Prim shut down its door-to-door laundry service. Now its founders are ready to talk about what they’re doing next — and no, it’s not laundry-related. The team has built an app for Android lockscreens that helps users manage what can sometimes feel like a barrage of push notifications. Co-founders Xuwen Cao and Yin Yin Wu said this was an issue they… Read More

  • The Realtime Web: RealTidbits Teams With Echo To Breathe New Life Into Forums

    RealTidbits, a San Diego-based product development company, today announces the release of its RealTime Forum, an embeddable widget that allows you to add a dynamic stream and to build a realtime community on your company’s website. RealTidbits is a spinoff of 3ones, a product development company for hire, and is a launch-partner of Echo, which recently launched its StreamServer, a… Read More

  • Burn Notice Prequel Goes All Dual Screen With Realtime Comments

    TV is just not the same without Twitter and Facebook chatter. Tonight’s prequel movie Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe comes with social chatter about the show on your laptop courtesy of Echo, the realtime commenting system. The USA Network launched this companion site, which pulls in comments, Tweets, Facebook status updates and Fan Page comments, as well as YouTube video and… Read More

  • Fujitsu Takes A Bad Idea And Makes It Worse, Tries To Compete With Kyocera Echo

    First it was the Kyocera Echo. Now this? Just when you thought someone couldn’t make a bad idea any worse, Fujitsu shows this off. Fujitsu is working on getting this device to the market in the next few months, though no specific time frame was given. Video after the break. Read More

  • Echo Launches 'Stream Server', An AWS For Real-Time Social Content

    If you’re a web developer you’re undoubtedly familiar with Amazon Web Services, the suite of products that allows developers to build and scale online services with a minimal amount of infrastructure costs. Today, commenting engine Echo is launching something that’s akin to an ‘AWS for Real-time’: Echo Stream Server. The service has actually been in beta for the… Read More

  • Facebook Has Been Refining Their Troll-Slaying Comment System For Months; Finally Ready To Roll?

    Facebook Has Been Refining Their Troll-Slaying Comment System For Months; Finally Ready To Roll?

    Back in October of last year, news started to trickle out that Facebook was completely revamping their commenting system plugin. The very thought had to send a chill down the spine of commenting startups like Disqus, Echo, and Livefyre. In a statement to us at the time, Facebook confirmed the upgrades, and vaguely said, “we’ll have more to share in the coming weeks.” Well… Read More

  • Echo Brings Comments To Your Homepage With Real-Time River

    Echo, a comment platform with a strong focus on real-time, has launched the latest addition to its suite of products: the Real-Time River, which allows publishers to tie real-time comments directly into portions of their sites that are typically static. In particular, the new feature allows publishers to add comments to their homepages and ‘top news’ sections, which often feature… Read More

  • Echo Launches Eye Catching Real-Time Recent Comments Widget

    Echo, the real-time comment engine formerly known as JS-Kit, has launched a new real-time recent comments widget that allows publishers to embed a stream of their users’ latest comments and tweets on their homepage and alongside articles. The widget can display comments left anywhere on the publisher’s site, or they can elect to only show comments from a certain subsection. Read More

  • Livefyre Aims To Put Out The Comment Troll Problem; Gets Funding To Do So

    Livefyre Aims To Put Out The Comment Troll Problem; Gets Funding To Do So

    Commenting on the web is broken. Visit just about any site large enough on the Internet and you’ll notice it. Sure, there are useful comments every once in a while, but there are more comments that are either jokes, stupid, or just downright cruel. Considering the web is supposed to be this great medium for interaction, this is a problem. It’s one LiveFyre now thinks they can… Read More

  • Slate, Time, WashPo And Other Big-Name Publishers Add The Echo Comment Platform

    Back in December, we covered the rebranding of the startup previously known as JS-Kit, which has now assumed the name of its flagship product, Echo. Echo is a real-time commenting platform that allows users to log in using a variety of accounts, including Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter, Google, and OpenID. After launching last July, by winter the company had signed on partners including… Read More

  • JS-Kit Finally Ditches Its Name, Rebrands As Echo With Some Big Partners In Tow

    Last July, we covered the initial debut of JS-Kit’s Echo, a real-time commenting system.This morning during a media conference call, the CEO Khris Loux announced that in light of the success of the product (and likely because many people haven’t liked the JS-Kit name for years), they are rebranding the entire company as Echo. During the call the company also detailed the first batch… Read More