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Vonage today announced that it is acquiring communications platform-as-a-service provider Nexmo in a cash and stock deal valued at $230 million. Nexmo counts some 350 customers and over 100,000 registered developers, and says that it is processing 5 billion API calls every year.
Microsoft has made a number of important announcements throughout the first two days of the Microsoft Build Conference including the launch of the Microsoft Bot Framework (preview), the launch of Microsoft Cognitive Services (preview), and the addition of Cortana and chatbots to Skype.
Cloud communications provider RingCentral has announced an invite-only beta that gives customers access to WebRTC functionality through its RingCentral WebPhone Library, a WebRTC SDK. The SDK manages WebRTC signaling and registration, and provides functions for WebRTC events.
For developers to build their own telephony apps they need to be able to mimic the various legs of the telephony infrastructure (switching, call routing, event notifications, and more) known as flow control. The Bandwidth API allows developers to bypass building the flow control from scratch.
Microsoft announced availability of the ORTC API preview for Edge. ORTC API support is not yet available in other browsers which may pose some difficulties for app developers.
Business communications platform RingCentral releases new APIs, SDKs and integrations to help devs raise the playing field around customer experience.
A comprehensive report from Mind Commerce maps telecommunications industry APIs and identifies the business opportunities and challenges ahead.
Twelve new APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory as well as iOS, Node.js and Ruby client libraries for Weather Underground API.
Twilio IP Messaging arrives alongside support for two-factor authentication using push notifications that can even be delivered to an Apple Watch.
We've added 14 APIs to the directory including 9 from global SMS carrier Plivo. Also added were several client libraries for Twilio and Vimeo.
TriageLogic, a clinical call center solution, has announced its Answering Service API to let answering services send messages to triage centers directly from their own platforms.
TigerText has launched TigerConnect, a platform as a service (PaaS) that provides developers APIs and other tools to add secure messaging capabilities to their applications.
Tropo today announced Tropo Connect, a way for developers to add cloud-based apps to phone calls and text conversations.