Drupal Company Acquires Akismet Competitor Mollom To Kill Spam Dead

Today <a target="_blank" href="http://www.acquia.com/">Acquia</a>, the company co-founded by <a target="_blank" href="https://drupal.org/">Drupal</a> creator Dries Buytaert to commercialize the open s

Mollom Blocks Its 100 Millionth Spam Message

<a href="http://www.mollom.com"><img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/mollom-215x59.jpg" width="215" height="59" /></a><a href="http://mollom.com/">Mollom</a>, a spam prevention to

European Social Network Netlog To Use Mollom's Spam Filtering Tool

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/mollom-215x71.jpg" width="215" height="71" /> Spam filtering tool <a href="http://mollom.com/">Mollom,</a> <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunc

Websense Acquires Spam Blocker Defensio

<img src="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/defensio_logo.png" /> Website security software company <a href="http://www.websense.com/">Websense</a> has acquired <a href="http://defensio.com/"

TypePad AntiSpam, A New Open Source Comment Spam Fighter

Blogging infrastructure company Six Apart is launching a new free open source product this morning into beta called TypePad AntiSpam. While the product is new, the technology behind it has been used b

Mollom May Soon Offer Serious Competition To Akismet

Mollom is a new blog spam prevention tool that’s shaping up to be serious competition to Automattic’s Akismet, the current market leader. Belgium based Mollom was founded earlier this year

TechCrunch has 15,000 Spam Comments Per Day

On January 4 we reported that the Akismet filter had stopped a million spam comments from reaching TechCrunch. At that point we’d been using it for about nine months. The number of blocked spam

Thank You, Akismet

I named blog spam catcher Akismet as one of the products I couldn’t live without in a post a few days ago. Today we hit the magic number – Akismet has captured over 1 million spam comments