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* Stub Tropo-specific calls to allow outside testing
* Creation of dynamic grammars
* Use of speech and dtmf
* Use of prompts that can/cannot be interrupted with speech
* Interacts w/Google's API system
Since Nexmo founded its API-based business in 2010, it has done amazingly well. Now the SMS cloud carrier just received $18 million in fresh funding (on top of the $3 million it got a year ago), which CEO Tony Jamous says the company will use to grow sales and marketing and expand offerings to include what many have been waiting for: voice.
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.