Twilio

  • Twilio Acquires Two-Factor Authentication Service Authy

    Twilio Acquires Two-Factor Authentication Service Authy

    Twilio today announced that it has acquired Authy, a Y Combinator-backed startup that offers two-factor authentication services to end users, developers and enterprises. The two companies declined to disclose the financial details of the transaction. Authy says that about 6,000 sites currently use its service to protect their users. These include Coinbase, MercadoLibre and CloudFlare. The… Read More

  • The New Rules Of Going Public

    The New Rules Of Going Public

    According to a recent report, Twilio wants to go public. Twilio, a company that provides software-based communications tools for developers, closed out 2014 on a $100 million annual run rate. Or, put another way, Twilio brought in just over $8 million in top line last December. Box, New Relic and Hortonworks each recently proved that the IPO window is open and that investors have an appetite… Read More

  • Twilio Project Turns 2048 Into A Multiplayer Game That You Play By Text

    Twilio Project Turns 2048 Into A Multiplayer Game That You Play By Text

    Remember all of the wonderfully-entertaining frustration that was Twitch Plays Pokemon? Take that concept and turn it on its head. Wrap it around a puzzle game instead of a side-scroller, and have players text in commands rather than input them via chat. The end result: TwilioPlays2048. Read More

  • Twilio Adds Low-Cost, Two-Way MMS Picture Messaging To Its API Cloud

    Twilio Adds Low-Cost, Two-Way MMS Picture Messaging To Its API Cloud

    Twilio, the San Francisco-based company that currently works with around half a million developers to integrate text messaging, voice and VoIP services into their apps by way of a set of simple APIs, is today adding a new feature into its artillery that taps into some of the most popular uses for smartphones today. It is launching MMS picture messaging. Twilio MMS will work on all standard… Read More

  • You Can Now Text Groot

    You Can Now Text Groot

    Groot seems like he’d be a pretty good friend to have. He’ll always have your back in a fight, he can inexplicably summon fireflies out of thin air when your movie needs more 3D effects, and he’s one helluva dancer to boot. He’s also a pretty good texter, it turns out. At the very least, he’s consistent. Want to see for yourself? Here’s Groot’s… Read More

  • Twilio Partners With Google And LiveOps To Launch A Chrome OS-Based Call Center In A Box

    Twilio Partners With Google And LiveOps To Launch A Chrome OS-Based Call Center In A Box

    Setting up a call center is a major undertaking, and by the time it is up and running, the hardware that powers most of the phone connections is already out of date. Twilio, which has long offered the kind of APIs and services that allow companies to recreate their physical communications hardware in software, today launched a new service for call centers in partnership with Google and LiveOps. Read More

  • Twilio Adds Picture Messaging To Its API Frame, Cuts Text API Pricing By 25% For U.S. Numbers

    Twilio Adds Picture Messaging To Its API Frame, Cuts Text API Pricing By 25% For U.S. Numbers

    Photo-sharing services like Instagram have become some of the most popular of all mobile apps, and today Twilio launched a new service that could help a much larger swathe of developers tap into that trend: picture messaging. Alongside that, it has also given its messaging services a mini-revamp: it has dropped the price of its SMS produce by 25 percent for U.S. phone numbers. It now costs… Read More

  • Twilio’s Voice And Text APIs Now Reach 350M People, 4M Calls Each Day

    Twilio’s Voice And Text APIs Now Reach 350M People, 4M Calls Each Day

    Twilio, the Skype and telco competitor that lets developers incorporate voice and text services into apps and websites by way of a few lines of code, is taking its cloud-based communications platform ever higher into the sky. Speaking at the company’s TwilioCon developer conference, CEO Jeff Lawson announced that apps from Twilio developers have now made over 1.5 billion API calls to… Read More

  • Twilio Snags Skype’s Former Head Of Engineering As Their Own

    Twilio Snags Skype’s Former Head Of Engineering As Their Own

    Twilio, a company that helps developers build voice calling and SMS functionality into their apps, just hired up one of the people who helped make Skype huge. Tomorrow morning, Twilio will announce that Skype’s former Head Of Engineering, Ott Kaukver, is their new VP of Engineering. I usually tend to stay away from all of this “X hired Y” stuff because… well, I dont… Read More

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