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Acquia Buys Mollom, Offers Social Content Moderation Platform [Aug 14, 2012]

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Acquia has just announced that it is buying content monitoring vendor Mollom. With Mollom, Acquia says it will be able to build the first social content moderation platform that will ensure the quality of content that appears on client’s websites.

If you have already heard Mollom mentioned in the context of Acquia, it may be because Mollom was co-founded by Benjamin Schrauwen and Dries Buytaert, who is also the co-founder and current CTO of Acquia.

In fact it was because of this link that the two companies were finally merged. In a blog post by Buytaert, he said it made a lot of sense. Both he and Schrauwen were trying to raise capital for Mollom to help fund future product development and expand operations.

Acquia Buys Mollom for Spam Management [Aug 14, 2012]

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VentureWire

Acquia Inc., a venture-backed provider of content management software, has bought content monitoring company Mollom BVBA to boost its ability to manage user-generated content.
Terms of the deal weren't disclosed in a news release....

Drupal Company Acquires Akismet Competitor Mollom To Kill Spam Dead [Aug 14, 2012]

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Today Acquia, the company co-founded by Drupal creator Dries Buytaert to commercialize the open source content management system, acquired Mollom, a spam filtering service also co-founded by Buytaert. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Acquia CEO Tom Erickson tells me the Mollom service will continue to be available for non-Drupal users and pricing will remain unchanged.

Mollom competes with Akismet, the comment spam filtering service provided by WordPress backers Automattic. But Erickson downplays the role that competing with Automattic plays in the acquisition, saying that Drupal generally doesn’t compete head-to-head with WordPress. He says Drupal tends to be used for large sites while WordPress is used for blogs and small sites.

Acquia Acquires Mollom for “Community-Backed Content Moderation Platform” [Aug 14, 2012]

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Burlington, MA-based Acquia, a provider of enterprise-level software and services for the open source, social Web publishing system Drupal, is revealing this morning that it has acquired spam-blocking software maker Mollom. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed, but it appears that the deal is more of a strategic play for both companies than a big startup exit, given that Mollom was co-founded by Acquia CTO and co-founder Dries Buytaert, also Drupal’s original author.

Mollom is a machine-learning play that evaluates user-submitted content—like comments, videos, or software code—on websites and determines the trustworthiness of the source based on parameters a company has set. It requires a CAPTCHA authentication of submissions that look suspicious, and learns from previous instances.

Drupal : Rachat de l’antispam Mollom, concurrent d’Akismet [14 août 2012]

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La société Acquia, co-fondatrice du célèbre système de gestion de contenu Drupal, vient tout juste d’annoncer l’acquisition d’une solution antispam nommée Mollom. A l’instar d’Akismet, bien connu des utilisateurs du CMS WordPress, l’idée est de proposer une solide protection au fléau des messages indésirables qui envahissent internet.

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Dries Buytaert brengt Mollom onder bij Acquia [14 augustus 2012]

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De Belgische Drupal-bedenker Dries Buytaert voegt zijn ene geesteskind samen met het andere.

Binnen Mollom, met eigen middelen opgestart in 2008, ontwikkelden Dries Buytaert en Benjamin Schrauwen een gesofisticeerde spamfilter voor websites, met als doel op een geautomatiseerde, productieve manier enkel kwalitatieve content toe te laten. "Sinds we startten hebben we bijna een miljard spamboodschappen geblokkeerd", meldt Buytaert in een blog. Het bedrijf telt intussen 6 mensen en heeft grote kleppers als Sony Music, Adobe, Fox News, Oxfam, Twitter, Stanford University en Warner Records als klant.

Acquia Acquires Mollom to Launch First Content Moderation Platform for the Enterprise [Aug 14, 2012]

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Global Security Mag

Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal, announced it has acquired Mollom, a leading provider of content monitoring solutions for user-generated content. Mollom was co-founded by Benjamin Schrauwen and Dries Buytaert, who is the co-founder and CTO of Acquia, and the original creator and project lead for Drupal. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

The acquisition will fuel Acquia’s continued momentum by expanding its offerings. Mollom’s technology is used by Twitter, Sony Music, Tuenti, Radian6, Thomson Reuters, Stanford University and more than 50,000 other web sites. In addition, Mollom’s analytics technology will enable Acquia to build the Internet’s first social content moderation platform, which will help both Drupal and non-Drupal users filter spam and other unwanted or damaging user-generated content from their web sites.

Since 2008, Mollom has blocked almost a billion spam messages, and 78 percent of all the comments on the sites it protects are spam.

Drupal-dienstverlener Acquia koopt Mollom [14 augustus 2012]

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Drupal-dienstverlener Acquia neemt voor een onbekend bedrag Mollom over, een aanbieder van content monitoringoplossingen voor user-generated content. Mollom is opgericht door Benjamin Schrauwen en Dries Buytaert; die laatste is mede-oprichter en cto van Acquia en de oorspronkelijke ontwikkelaar en projectleider van Drupal.

Met de overname denkt Acquia zijn aanbod te kunnen uitbreiden. De technologie van Mollom wordt gebruikt door Twitter, Sony Music, Tuenti, Radian6, Thomson Reuters, Stanford University en meer dan vijftigduizend andere websites. Bovendien heeft Acquia nu met de analysetechnologie van Mollom het naar eigen zeggen eerste moderationplatform voor sociale content op het internet. Hiermee kunnen zowel gebruikers als niet-gebruikers van Drupal spam en andere ongewenste of schadelijke user-generated content van hun websites filteren. Mollom heeft sinds 2008 bijna een miljard spamberichten geblokkeerd. 78 procent van alle reacties op de sites die Mollom beschermt zijn spamberichten.

Mollom verkoopt zich aan grootste klant [14 augustus 2012]

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Mollom, het spambeveilingsbedrijf dat werd uitgeroepen tot Trends Starter van het Jaar in de provincie Antwerpen, is verkocht aan Acquia, een Amerikaans-Belgisch bedrijf dat al de grootste klant van Mollom was.

De overname is een gevolg van een nieuw product dat Mollom heeft ontwikkeld en dat eind september officieel wordt gelanceerd, zegt Benjamin Schrauwen, de hoofdontwikkelaar van Mollom. Hij richtte het bedrijf op samen met Dries Buytaert. Buytaert is zelf oprichter van Acquia, al betrok hij bij de uitbouw van dat bedrijf naast 250 mensen ook de Amerikaanse risicokapitaalbedrijven North Bridge Venture Partners and Sigma Partners.

Acquia buys Mollom to build bigger, better content moderation [Aug 14, 2012]

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Together Acquia and Mollom say they can build a content moderation platform that will let organizations manage user-generated content for many sites from a single dashboard. Acquia’s Bryan House said Mollom will also continue to support third-party (non-Acquia) content management systems.

Acquia, which offers a commercial version of the Drupal content management system, is buying Mollom, which provides spam-prevention and other content cleansing capabilities. The companies have many things in common, not the least of which is that they share a founder in Dries Buytaert.

The goal of the convergence is to build a robust content moderation platform that will let organizations that host multiple sites moderate content for all of them from a single dashboard, said Bryan House, VP of product marketing for Burlington, MA.-based Acquia.

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