What happens when you offer cash prizes to developers in order to create telephony-based mashups? We found out last week at the O'Reilly ETel Emerging Telephony Conference where they and StrikeIron announced the winners in the O'Reilly Media and StrikeIron Telephony Mashup Contest (see our previous coverage).
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.
If you are writing a telephony system using the Twilio API, Tropo API, or Cloudvox API, you can interface with YouCantCall.us to shield your system from phone spam. Now wouldn’t it be great if the YouCantCall.us API could be integrated into a “block” button that appeared on standard phones?