Twilio

  • Authy Launches Simplified Two-Factor Authentication

    Authy Launches Simplified Two-Factor Authentication

    Authy, the two-factor authentication startup recently acquired by Twilio, announced its newest product at its parent company’s Signal developer conference today. Authy’s new OneTouch authentication service makes two-factor authentication about as painless as possible. Instead of having to enter a code that’s generated on your phone into a web form, OneTouch simply sends a… Read More

  • Twilio Launches IP Messaging, New Conference Call Services And High-Volume SMS Tools

    Twilio Launches IP Messaging, New Conference Call Services And High-Volume SMS Tools

    Twilio is kicking off its Signal conference today and — unsurprisingly — the company is announcing a slew of new services for developers that use its voice, video and messaging platform. Maybe the most important new services out of the eight new tools the company is announcing today is the Twilio IP Messaging service. In many ways, this completes the company’s suite of… Read More

  • Shuffle’s New iPhone App Lets You Create Disposable Phone Numbers…And Emails, Too

    Shuffle’s New iPhone App Lets You Create Disposable Phone Numbers…And Emails, Too

    A new mobile app called Shuffle has launched a simple utility that lets you create additional, disposable phone numbers you can use to call or text as well as receive voicemail through, right from your iPhone. The app is a competitor to longtime favorite Burner, which has, for some time, offered similar functionality. But Shuffle takes things a step further, by also allowing you… Read More

  • Twilio Brings WebRTC-Based Video Chat To Its Cloud Communications Platform

    Twilio Brings WebRTC-Based Video Chat To Its Cloud Communications Platform

    Twilio has long made it easy for developers to integrate voice calling and text messaging into their applications, but starting today, the service will also offer a video chat. The new Twilio Video service uses the WebRTC standard — which Twilio already used for some of its audio features — and is now available in beta. Read More

  • 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

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