SendGrid, a leading cloud-based email service, has announced that the company has joined the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program giving App Engine developers a trusted third-party and non-native option for adding transactional email management and delivery services to their applications. In addition, Google App Engine customers will have access to SendGrid APIs, real-time analytics and reporting all of which are powered by Google services infrastructure.
Microsoft finalized its acquisition of Nokia's mobile phone and software businesses today. The deal, valued at $7.2 billion, was first announced last September and significantly alters the mobile landscape. Rather than simply develop the Windows Phone operating system, Microsoft will now also make smartphones with the OS on board. It changes the Apple-Google-Microsoft dynamic in a new and interesting way that will bring new opportunities for developers.