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  • The AWS juggernaut Crunch Network

    The AWS juggernaut

    After last year’s AWS re:Invent conference, we posed the question, “Is Amazon the Most Important Enterprise Company?” Having just returned from re:Invent 2016, we can say the answer is a resounding “Yes”.  In terms of both enterprise adoption and the pace of innovation, AWS is a juggernaut. This year again the company highlighted several organizations… Read More

  • Twilio acquires Kurento and launches Voice Insights for monitoring WebRTC performance

    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 bear with me. Twilio is acquiring the proprietary WebRTC media processing technologies developed by the same team that also originally built the Kurento open source WebRTC media server. Twilio… Read More

  • Twilio’s Jeff Lawson says bots are overrated

    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 paying attention to the stock price is unproductive, and how bots are overrated. It’s certainly interesting that the leader of one of the premiere communications companies today thinks bots… Read More

  • Twilio study: most consumers now want to use messaging to interact with businesses

    Twilio study: most consumers now want to use messaging to interact with businesses

    Twilio, the developer-centric communications platform that successfully IPOed earlier this year, published a new study today about how consumers want to use tech to talk to businesses and brands. The study, which the market research firm Vanson Bourne performed for Twilio by surveying 6,000 consumers in Europe, Asia and North America, shows that nine out of ten consumers would like to be able… Read More

  • Waiter will wait on hold for you and call you back when a representative answers

    Waiter will wait on hold for you and call you back when a representative answers

    Everyone knows waiting on hold for a representative sucks, and only a few companies have systems that will call you back when a representative is ready. The result is hours wasted and very often you’ll forget you’re on hold and the representative will hang up, or your call will  just drop altogether – both of which lose your place in line. So today at the Disrupt SF… Read More

  • UPDATE: Twilio’s IPO and the rise of the next 100M developers Crunch Network

    UPDATE: Twilio’s IPO and the rise of the next 100M developers

    Twilio recently exceeded expectations with an IPO that priced them at over $1 billion. For some, this proves that developers are the future of business. While they are certainly an indispensable asset, as more and more businesses turn to the cloud, what about the rest of us? What about the admins and the marketers and those who are equally important to a business but don’t code? Read More

  • Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson will join us at Disrupt SF

    Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson will join us at Disrupt SF

    Twilio’s co-founder and CEO Jeff Lawson will join us at Disrupt SF in September. We last talked to Lawson at Disrupt London last year, but since then, his company, which helps developers build audio, video and text messaging into their apps, has successfully gone public. Read More

  • Twilio beats expectations with revenue of $64.5M in solid Q2 earnings

    Twilio beats expectations with revenue of $64.5M in solid Q2 earnings

    Twilio, exceeded revenue expectations in Q2 earnings released today after the bell. Immediately share prices increased in after-hours trading before falling back to the market closing price. The cloud-communications company reported revenue of $64.5 million and a loss per share of $0.08. Twilio beat revenue by over 10 percent. Analysts had expected a loss of $0.14 per share on revenue… Read More

  • Twilio now helps AWS send texts

    Twilio now helps AWS send texts

    Twilio today announced a new collaboration with Amazon’s AWS platform. The company says it is “helping AWS provide the delivery of SMS messages through the Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS)” and notes that SNS users will now benefit from Twilio’s experience in sending bulk messages. What exactly does that mean? We weren’t sure either, so we asked the company. Read More

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