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

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

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&

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

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,

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 clou

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 Serv

What’s next for Twilio and its unicorn brethren?

Brexit. Trump. The Federal Reserve. The world threw nearly everything at Twilio for its untimely IPO. Despite market volatility, the company continues to impress. The week the world met Twilio can on

On the floor of The New York Stock Exchange at Twilio’s IPO

Today Twilio braved the public markets and did what no technology startup has done all year – go public. The company began trading this morning on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker s

As Twilio’s largest shareholder, Bessemer Venture Partners prepares for the ride

Byron Deeter is likely waking up this morning and wondering what kind of day he’ll have. It was Deeter who led Bessemer Venture Partners into its seed-stage investment in Twilio, a now nine-year-old

Twilio opens trading at $23.99 per share

Twilio is now trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TWLO. It started trading today about an hour after the NYSE opened, at a price or $23.99 per share. That’s nearly 60

Twilio prices its IPO at $15 per share, above its previous target

Twilio today said it would price its initial public offering at $15 per share, which would value the company at around $1.23 billion. That would value Twilio above its previous $1 billion valuation fr

Twilio’s IPO festivities will include live coding from the New York Stock Exchange

There are plenty of reasons to keep an eye on Twilio‘s initial public offering, like whether or not it will open the door for more tech IPOs. Here’s a small-but-fun one: The company has o

Burner, a service that generates temporary phone numbers, makes it easier to ghost conversations

If you’ve ever wanted a text message conversation to simply go away, but still wanted to do it gracefully, there’s a new bot that will help do that for you. Burner, which helps users crea

Will Twilio reopen tech IPO window?

Twilio, the cloud communications platform, has revealed its IPO filing, signifying that it could enter the public markets as early as next month. If the company ends up going through with its plans, i

Magic Leap is giving 10 Twilio devs early access to its SDK

Today Magic Leap founder/CEO Rony Abovitz made a new announcement—strangely via remote video feed at Twilio's SIGNAL developer conference. Magic Leap are planning to integrate Twilio's tools and ser

Twilio’s new Notify API helps developers reach users across SMS, push notifications and messaging apps

Twilio today announced the launch of a new API that allows developers to orchestrate the push notifications, text messages and chats they want to send to their users. While Twilio previously offered

Twilio ramps up mobile play with programmable SIMs for IoT and handsets with T-Mobile

Twilio stormed into the telecoms market several years ago with a set of services that turned core communications features once controlled by carriers, like text messages and phones numbers, into API-

Twilio launches add-on marketplace

Twilio today announced the launch of its add-ons marketplace. Using these add-ons, developers who use Twilio’s API to power the messaging features of their apps and services can easily combine

Customer support via SMS is about to get a lot easier, courtesy of Zendesk

Customer support powerhouse Zendesk is broadening its ever-expanding number of support channels today, as the company announced a brand new native channel for customer service over the text messages.
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