April 11, 2012
Urban Airship, the global leader in Mobile Relationship Management, today announced its full-platform capabilities with native support for Amazon Device Messaging will soon be available for apps developed for Fire Phone and Kindle Fire. Fire can leverage Urban Airship’s real-time mobile marketing automation capabilities with highly targeted push messaging and rich in-app content to drive up to four times greater response from users on average than mass, shotgun-style messages.
Nexmo's mission is to take SMS global, putting messages on the 5 billion smartphones across continents and languages, with 800 carriers in 200 countries. As Alex Williams noted in Techcrunch, Nexmo raised $3 million from Intel Capital, NHN Investment Corporation and Initial Capital. Nexmo is: "one of a new generation of companies that are disrupting the telco market. It streamlines the layers between the telcos and developers, removing the hubs by offering a carrier grade service based upon a worldwide network that gives companies like Airbnb an international messaging platform for communicating between buyers and sellers over SMS." The RESTful and SMPP APIs save large multinationals from having to build their own infrastructure.