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By - June 1, 2015

What the hell is SMS 3.0?

In 2012, GigaOM declared SMS a dinosaur. They were not the only ones. In 2013, The Next Web declared its imminent death. In 2014 Time Magazine did the same. Fast forward to 2015. GigaOM have ceased operations to much commiseration… read more

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By - May 22, 2015

Phone Numbers: Verified Value

Today’s growing mobile market has resulted in the need for increased protection of user information. Spammers, fraudulent accounts, and hackers are on the rise, which has placed number verification at the top of many business’ priority lists. A secure user base… read more

By - May 18, 2015

The big opportunity Uber & on-demand apps are missing

Co-author: Yaron Oren Voice calling as a technology is ancient history. We‘ve all heard the story of the first successful telephone conversation in 1876, when Alexander Graham Bell uttered, “Watson, come here! I want to see you.” So why, 150 years later, would… read more

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)
By - May 15, 2015

What is 2FA and why should you care?

Co-author: Yaron Oren You may have heard about Apple’s recent rollout of two-factor authentication (2FA for short) to iMessage and Facetime. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, here’s a simple breakdown: if you’ve ever received a pin code via SMS at to enter… read more

Tech Transforming Hospitality
By - May 12, 2015

The Technology Transforming Hospitality

With the quick and relatively seamless expansion of Airbnb to Cuba – in just a few months, the company already boasts over 1000 listings in Havana and other tourist hot spots – we are reminded of how much the hospitality industry… read more

By - May 7, 2015

WebRTC Mobile - Facebook & Slack are in.

WebRTC is finally playing in the major leagues, being adopted by the biggest companies in tech from Facebook and Google to Slack and Mozilla. Unfortunately, there is a stigma that WebRTC is predominantly used for browser-to-browser applications. Even the article… read more

By - April 29, 2015

18+ Top WebRTC Names to Follow on Twitter

We have updated this post recently. We spend a lot of time on Twitter to keep up to date and share our SDK (just like the recent JavaScript SDK update) and like to keep track with the key movers in the communications… read more

unbundling apps
By - April 15, 2015

Why are Facebook, Instagram & Twitter unbundling their apps?

With more than 3 million+ apps combined in all app stores and 42 apps on the device of an average smartphone user, we need to question the need for more apps or simply having more in every app. Apps are essential… read more

By - April 10, 2015

10 Reasons to Attend a Hackathon

1. Make friends When I first moved to San Francisco, I had trouble making friends outside of the office. A lot of my best friends today are people that I met at hackathons back when they were also new to… read more

By - March 4, 2015

The Power of Messaging: Why WhatsApp Was Acquired For $19 Billion

In February 2014, WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook for a staggering $19 billion. This messaging and voice app is extremely popular in Europe, but it’s barely reached the shores of America (with only an 8% user penetration). However, WhatsApp was… read more