Seattle Startup Buzzeromatic Makes Doorbells Smarter Using Twilio

As you may have read in ReadWriteWeb‘s ReadWriteStart channel, Buzzeromatic is a Seattle startup that is simplifying the way apartment residents manage the people who have permission to enter their building. The simple idea behind the service is that since you control the buzzer to your front door with a phone, Twilio can be used to make that interaction a whole lot more sophisticated. Whether via… Read More

Thoughts on Getting the Most Out of Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend is hitting San Francisco and Redmond simultaneously this weekend, and as a “veteran” of this awesome event I thought I’d share some tips and tricks for getting the most out of the time spent. The Key: Everyone should code – with the possible exception of your “marketing lackey” (see more on that below).  Most people can do HTML or CSS, or can learn it… Read More

Google Voice Launch Imminent: Witnessing A Milestone in Telephony

by Evan Cooke, Twilio Co-Founder & CTO This week is a big week for telephony.  After years of development, Google Voice is preparing to launch to the general public. The launch is a milestone, in many respects: It demonstrates that there is still innovation in the phone 130 years after the first telephone call. It illustrates the benefits of tight integration between the web and the… Read More

Magic Call Button Launches Simple Click-to-Call Service Using Twilio

Have you ever wished for a way to add a branded “call now” or other click-to-call button to your website, blog, or email? Today, Twilio customer Tradewinds Advertising announced a new product: Magic Call Button.  Magic Call Button pairs branded click-to-call buttons and web forms to add a clear call to action to website quickly and easily. From their press release today, some impressive numbers reveal… Read More