Email infrastructure business SendGrid takes a dive into new waters with its own email marketing service, which will challenge Constant Contact and MailChimp.
In 2012 alone, “Silicon Mountain” entrepreneur launched 122 digital technology startups, and 69 received funding.
In the week or so since she tweeted a picture of a joking developer that eventually resulted in his firing, her company SendGrid getting DDOS’d, her firing, and a host of sometimes-scary attacks online, she hasn’t tweeted or blogged or spoken in public.
This morning Adria Richards broke my heart, and the hearts of all those who give a damn about women in technology.
Mobile gaming monetization company PlayHaven implies that it fired a developer for multiple issues, not just the sexual jokes made at the recent Python Conference that have stirred up a forest of controversy.
Editor’s Pick The developer in question was fired by his employer, PlayHaven, after Richards posted his picture and a few details about what he said. VentureBeat broke the story last night.
Last night VentureBeat broke the story about a developer who was fired from his job at PlayHaven after being outted on Twitter for making sexual jokes during a conference. Today, the company where the person who outted him works is under a distributed denial of service attack.
Editor’s Pick A Playhaven game developer was fired after making sexual jokes in the audience during a keynote session at PyCon, a conference for Python developers. Now Adria Richards, a developer evangelist for SendGrid, is getting rape and death threats via Twitter.
Editor’s Pick Boulder’s startup scene is booming right now. Here are 10 innovative companies that exemplify what is happening there.
Today Codecademy is launching a new partnership with nine companies to help budding developers learn APIs and create actual functioning sites, projects, and even products.
Cloud-focused messaging startups SendGrid and Twilio have teamed up to empower SendGrid enterprise customers with a suite of messaging tools, including transactional emails, SMS, voicemails, and push notifications.
Message Bus has raised $11 million in its second round of funding
Dave McClure is one of the most prominent angel investors in Silicon Valley — and possibly the world. His accelerator, 500 Startups, will fund its 500th company sometime this year. And no, in answer to “all the stupid questions,” 500 Startups will not shut its doors after reaching that number.
He may also take the prize for most F-bombs per sentence of any investor.
E-mail infrastructure startup SendGrid has raised $21 million in its second round of funding and created a partnership with Microsoft’s Windows Azure platform to convince more enterprises to use its e-mail delivery solutions, the company announced today.