AOL has just launched a new telephony web service for developers: the Open Voice API. This API is intended to "provide third-party developers and VoIP device manufacturers with open standards protocols that will enable them to easily integrate the AIM Call Out service into softphones, as well as SIP-enabled hardware and cell phones with wi-fi connectivity."
Twilio, which provides a cloud API for voice and SMS communications, has announced a price reduction for all incoming and outgoing SMS. The blog post announced that with immediate effect, all incoming and outgoing SMS will be charged $0.02 per message, a reduction of 33% from the original $0.03 per message. The new pricing is applicable for both existing and new customers of Twilio.