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Twilio’s wireless platform hits general availability

For a communications platform like Twilio, getting into wireless always seemed like a logical next move and a year ago, the company did just that with the beta launch of its SIM-based Programmable Wir

Lessons from cybersecurity exits

Mahendra Ramsinghani Contributor Mahendra Ramsinghani is the founder of Secure Octane, a Silicon Valley-based cybersecurity seed fund. More posts by this contributor Is Symantec getting ready to buy S

Twilio launches Flex, a fully programmable contact center

Earlier this year we reported that Twilio was going to launch a full contact center solution called Flex on March 12 — lo and behold, today is March 12 and Twilio today announced the launch of F

Twilio will soon launch Flex, a dedicated contact center solution

Twilio's Engagement Cloud, its suite of products for building new customer experiences, is about to get a new feature, TechCrunch has learned. The company plans on launching the beta of a full contact

Edovo, a startup that provides tablet-based education to incarcerated people, snags some funding

Twilio has invested $250,000 in startup Edovo, which creates tablet-based educational content for incarcerated individuals. Twilio has also invested grant money in the International Rescue Committee,

Twilio Studio lets you build communication services without having to code

Twilio has long made a name for itself as a service that lets developers easily add audio, video and text communication to their applications, but with Twilio Studio, which is launching as a closed pr

GoDaddy tells white supremacist site Daily Stormer to find a new domain provider

White supremacist site Daily Stormer needs to find another domain provider after getting the boot from GoDaddy. In a tweet, the company said “We informed The Daily Stormer that they have 24 hours to

McClure steps back at 500 Startups after internal sexual misconduct investigation

Dave McClure, the founder and public face of 500 Startups — one of the most prolific and best-known accelerator programs for early stage companies — has stepped away from managing the firm

Twilio Functions lets developers build communications apps without having to worry about servers

Twilio is getting into the serverless game today with the beta launch of Twilio Functions. Like other so-called "serverless" platforms, Functions abstracts away all of the tiresome server and infrastr

IPOs, leaving money on the table and get off my lawn

IPO pops, who makes off with the money and leaving money on some damn table.

Crunch Report | Facebook Hires 3,000 People After Getting Disturbed

Facebook hires 3,000 people to combat the disturbing videos and live videos that have been popping up on the site, Hulu launches its live TV service, yesterday was not too good of a day for tech stock

Twilio stock plummets as major client Uber distances itself

A good report on revenue wasn't enough to keep Twilio stock from taking a dive in after-hours trading. What at first glance appeared to be a positive story very quickly divulged into a financial night

An inside look at Bessemer Venture Partners’ investment process for Twilio

Mark Twain once said that history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme. If Twilio provides any indication of what’s to come, we believe now more than ever in the future of the business-to-deve

Twilio now lets developers send and receive faxes

No, this is not an April Fools' joke: Cloud communications platform Twilio today announced the launch of its "programmable fax" service. While Twilio's general focus has been on reinventing the phone

500 Startups reboots its efforts in China, but there’s no dedicated fund

500 Startups is rebooting its efforts in Greater China after it hired a new head of business for the region, which covers mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Edith Yeung, a former executive with bro

Twilio acquires Beepsend to make message delivery more efficient on its Super Network

Twilio has announced in its quarterly earnings report that it has acquired Beepsend, a Sweden-based SMS messaging provider. The startup has been acquired to “enhance the capabilities of the Twi

Twilio’s Jeff Lawson wins the Crunchie for Founder of the Year

The Silicon Valley startup scene gathered in San Francisco tonight to celebrate the 10th Annual Crunchies Awards — and if there’s one kind of person the startup scene lionizes, it’s

The AWS juggernaut

Scott Raney Contributor Since joining Redpoint in 2000 Scott Raney has focused on cloud investments; his past portfolio includes Twilio, Heroku, and Adap.tv and recent investments in Stripe, Expensify

Twilio acquires Kurento and launches Voice Insights for monitoring WebRTC performance

Twilio, which is currently hosting the European version of its Signal conference in London, today announced its first acquisition after its successful IPO in June. This one is a bit complicated, but b

Twilio’s Jeff Lawson says bots are overrated

In a wide-ranging interview with TechCrunch reporter Frederic Lardinois today at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, Twilio co-founder and CEO Jeff Lawson talked about the trials of going public, why pa
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