E116: This Week in Startups with Daniel Ha, Founder of Disqus




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Daniel Ha, Founder of Disqus joins us via SKYPE to talk about social commenting, the future of Disqus and how the year 2011 will change the internet as we know it!

2:00-4:00         Missed Opportunities, more ways Jason missed making money

15:00-16:00      Intro to Daniel Ha Co-Founder of Disqus

16:00-17:00      How many servers to you run? Whats Disqus’s secret?

17:00-18:00      Original Negative Reactions from users

18:00-20:00     How did you build it

20:00-24:00     How do you make money?

24:00-27:00     Are there Future revenue streams ?

28:00-30:00    What do you think about selling the company while the markets hot.

30:00-34:00    The FaceBook Copy Machine

34:00-38:00    Long Term Business plan for DisQus

38:00-40:00    Why havent you raised a Power Round?

40:00-42:00    Whats next for Disqus?

45:00-52:00    Shark Tank  www.CiviGaurd.com


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  • judo

    This is private AGAIN. Guys, this is seriously just pissing people off.

  • TriScorp

    this again, i’m getting tired of all the constant problems you have with uploading you own videos…

  • judo

    Ah, seems it was only private for a short while (I should have my morning coffee before hitting post!).

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    judo … i thought the same thing the last time i checked in … all that will happen is 1st time and other visitors will re-direct their attention / traffic to another site not this one (no one cares about the technical video private / public video issue)

  • Yeah, you should have.

  • Good stuff. Love Disqus but had never seen him speak before. Loved his demeanor even more than I love the product.

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  • I really can’t think of any reason not to have Disqus on your blog,
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