• DEMO 2011 Roundup: The Eight Best Startups of Day 1

    The DEMO Spring 2011 conference kicked off yesterday in Palm Springs, featuring 27 startups in the consumer, enterprise, and cloud sectors. Each company was allowed six minutes to make their presentation and try to wow the audience with their product launches. Some let their products do the talking, while others added humor to their pitches. For example, Dr. Shamus Husheer, inventor of the… Read More

  • Websense Acquires Spam Blocker Defensio

    Website security software company Websense has acquired Defensio, a comment spam blocker used by blogs. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Defensio competes with Akismet, the spam blocker that comes with WordPress, and Mollom. One of Defensio’s features is that it can sort blocked comments by spamminess and also offers an API for use on Websites other than blogs. Websense will… Read More

  • Defensio Sorts Blocked Comments by "Spaminess"

    A new spam blocker called Defensio is attempting to improve on the standard set by Automattic’s Akismet, the default blocker for WordPress. Defensio boasts a few features lacking in Akismet, most notably the ability to sort your blog’s blocked comments by “spamminess” so you don’t have to wade through them chronologically to find false positives. Defensio will… Read More