As Twilio CE Jeff Lawson said, “Telecommunications is one of the biggest industries that there is, and it’s transitioning from a world of hardware and carriers into the future, which is a world of software.” Seventy million dollars’ worth of Twilio software.
This launch gives developers the full Twilio bag of tricks, now with full integration with Japanese carriers. And yes, all the documentation has been translated into Japanese, too.
Cloud communications startup Twilio has partnered with Google to bring voice and messaging abilities to apps being developed with Google App Engine, the companies announced today.
What’s a SIP? And how is Twilio going to use it to save VoIP folks a ton of money? Read on, nerd friends.
Twilio Fund Europe 2013 will invest in early-stage European startups that make creative use of Twilio’s API.
Bessemer Venture Parters (“BVP”) has made do with having the reputation as the “down to earth” venture capital firm. But 2012 was a record year, and BVP is ready to shout it from the rooftops.
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.
Editor’s Pick Few other companies have internalized the principles of Eric Ries and Steve Blank — the rapid product cycles, culture of experimentation, and emphasis on customer feedback — more so than Twilio.
Twilio’s expansion means big things for developers working internationally. Historially, geopolitically bounded mobile carriers have made it difficult for certain types of apps to flourish without lots of behind-the-scenes infrastructure and business machinations.
Finally, some APIs you can get with. Get it? Get as in a get call? Dev puns are total knee-slappers.
Sponsored Post Burger King: Your Way, Right Away. We’ve all heard that slogan. The notion is, you don’t just get a boring old burger off the assembly line (ahem, McDonald’s), you get your order customized, built for your needs…
Since its launch last month, Y Combinator startup Plivo has provided cloud-based local phone numbers in more than 50 countries worldwide, across the US, Europe, South, America, Africa and Asia.
MicroVentures Investment Challenge is a Facebook game pitting notable Internet startups against each other in a fantasy sports-like competition aimed at venture capitalists.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doaz9EGpm04&w=560&h=420] An aspiring hardware hacker at Twilio has used his company’s own telephony APIs as well as Node.js and Arduino to build the charming robot you see in the clip above.
SGEntrepreneurSofshell team member tries to break an iphone with a bowling ball
Online programming educator Codecademy announced Code Summer+ today, as Aneesh Chopra, chief technical officer to the United States, explained the next steps for President Obama’s Summer Jobs+ initiative.
Cloud-based phone service provider Twilio is ready to get some new stamps on its passport. The company is rapidly expanding internationally as it takes on a $17 million third round of funding, led by Bessemer Venture Partners and Union Square Ventures.
Box.net, which provides cloud storage services for the enterprise, announced its third-party developer network today, called the Box Innovation Network, or /bin.
Code-slinging warriors from 17 Silicon Valley startups met for a gridiron foam-dodgeball clash on Sunday. The games, which raised money for charity, were part of the Octocat Dodgeball Invitational and were hosted by code repository company Github.
Seven developers have emerged from last night’s Twilio’s hackathon to pitch their Twilio-based products in the hopes of winning up to $10,000 in prizes.
Twilio announced today 500 Startup‘s Dave McClure (pictured left) and SV Angel‘s Ron Conway (pictured below, right) started a second $250,000 seed fund for startups built on top of Twilio.
BT, the UK-based phone giant, has killed the Ribbit web phone and messaging platform it owns and is advising Ribbit customers to head to competitor Twilio.
Salsa Labs, a web-based tool non-profits use for fundraising, isn’t having any problems raising cash of its own. On Monday it received a $5 million first round of funding.
SMS service enabler, Twilio, brought its new short code SMS product out of testing today and showed it off onstage at the MobileBeat 2011 conference in San Francisco.