Disqus facing $3M fine in Norway for tracking users without consent

Disqus, a commenting plug-in that’s used by a number of news websites and which can share user data for ad targeting purposes, is in hot water in Norway for tracking users without their consent.

CEO of Rappler, a media company critical of the Philippines government, is arrested

There’s serious concern around press freedom in the Philippines after Maria Ressa, the CEO of independent media company Rappler, was arrested last night. Ressa, who was CNN’s bureau chief

Zeta Global acquires commenting service Disqus

Marketing tech company Zeta Global is making good use of its recent $140 million Series F funding round. After acquiring Boomtrain, the company today announced it has acquired Disqus, a service you're

Disqus lays off 11 as it plans a deeper focus on data

Some downsizing and refocusing is underway at Disqus, the startup incubated at Y-Combinator that became an early mover in the business of offering a plug-in to help online publishers manage comment

How real businesses are using machine learning

There is no question that machine learning is at the top of the hype curve. And, of course, the backlash is already in full force: I’ve heard that old joke “Machine learning is like teenage sex; e

Commenting Platform Disqus Introduces Sponsored Comments

Disqus, which <a target="_blank" href="http://disqus.com/audience/">says</a> it powers the comment sections on almost 3 million websites, is announcing a new type of ad unit today — a Sponsored Comm

Disqus AudienceSync Allows Users To Share Their Disqus Data With Publishers

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.disqus.com">Disqus</a> is launching a new feature today that the company says will help publishers get more value from everyone commenting on their site. The com

Iterations: The Diamond Is In The Comments

People often ask me some variant of this question: “What’s a startup out there that will be a great investment hit but no one really thinks of that way yet?” There are many possible answers, bu

Sentry, The (Now Profitable) Bug Tracker Used By Disqus, Pinterest, Rdio, Path & More, Gets A Huge Makeover

In the wake of <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2013/01/28/twitter-acquires-crash-reporting-tool-crashalytics-development-of-the-product-will-continue-unabated/">Twitter's acquisition of crash-reportin

Disqus Says 10,000 Publishers Have Signed Up For Its ‘Promoted Discovery’ Ad Program

Over the past couple of months, commenting service <a target="_blank" href="http://www.disqus.com">Disqus</a> has been <a target="_blank" href="http://blog.disqus.com/post/32684337804/expanding-promot

Disqus Brings @Mentions To Comment Threads

<img class="aligncenter" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/disqusshot.png" alt="" /> Popular commenting platform <a href="http://www.disqus.com">Disqus</a>, which recently raised $1

Facebook Comments: What’s Easy Isn’t Always Right

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/login-facebook.jpg"> <strong>Editor's note: </strong><em>Jordan Kretchmer is the founder of </em><a href="http://livefyre.com/"><em>Livefyre<

Facebook Comments Have Silenced The Trolls — But Is It Too Quiet?

<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-281756" title="t" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/t.jpg" alt="" />As you've noticed by now, we're <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2011/03

With Facebook Comments, Twitter And Google Login Flew The Coop

<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-279676" title="Screen shot 2011-03-01 at 1.03.36 AM" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/screen-shot-2011-03-01-at-1-03-36-am.png" alt="" />G

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

<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-269820" title="Screen shot 2011-01-31 at 1.25.43 PM" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/screen-shot-2011-01-31-at-1-25-43-pm.png" alt="" />Ba

Now You Can Follow Other Commenters On Disqus

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/disqusfollowers.png" alt="" />Popular commenting platform <a href="http://www.disqus.com">Disqus</a> is adding a big upgrade to its central da

Now Over 200 Million Users A Month, Disqus Gets A New Look, Premium Add-Ons, New API

<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-245366" title="d" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/d1.png" alt="" />First, the numbers. The <a href="http://disqus.com">Disqus</a> comment

Facebook Confirms They're Testing Big Commenting Upgrades; Says More Info Soon

<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-231650" title="aaa" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/aaa1.png" alt="" />Late last night, the blog All Facebook <a href="http://www.allfaceb

Kill Trolls On The Go With The Disqus Mobile Moderator Apps

<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-226292" title="11mC7IdeyolgpXeuU16y_9oa6nPdHKw" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/11mc7ideyolgpxeuu16y_9oa6npdhkw.jpeg" alt="" />One thing I

Disqus Analytics Will Give Us More Insight Into Our Audience — Even The Trolls

<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-214188" title="Screen shot 2010-08-31 at 11.28.41 AM" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/screen-shot-2010-08-31-at-11-28-41-am.png" alt="" /
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