Twilio Launches SIP Voice Service To Take It One Step Closer To Enterprises, And Help It Prep For Video
Twilio, the cloud-based communications company that lets app and website developers embed calling and messaging features into their work with a bit of API code, is today taking one more step to strengthen its bonds to enterprise users globally: it is launching SIP from Twilio. Introducing SIP, short for Session Initiation Protocol, into Twilio's portfolio of services will not only give the company more flexibility to target enterprises (who use SIP in their calling systems) more directly, but since it is a protocol also used for services like video, could also be a signal of what services Twilio has planned next.
Video Management Startup Kaltura Raises Another $25 Million To Expand Into Asia
Video management startup Kaltura is growing fast, but it’s looking to expand even more, and has raised even more money to do so. The company has closed a $25 million Series D round of funding, which includes money from new investors Mitsui Global Investment and Orix Ventures. Existing investors Nexus Venture Partners, Intel Capital,.406 Ventures, and Avalon Ventures also participated in the round. Mitsui’s participation is strategic, as Kaltura looks to expand more into the Asia-Pacific market. Kaltura differentiates itself from online video platforms like Brightcove and Ooyala in a few ways: For one thing, it has an open-source platform that can be deployed by enterprises for free. It also has a modular structure, and allows its customers to purchase pieces of the platform based on their individual needs, rather than providing some kind of one-size-fits-all SaaS-based system. The product is designed so that customers can hook into Kaltura’s own hosted platform, or deploy it behind ...
Seamlessly Extending IRC to Mobile Devices
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is one of the older real-time communications methods still in active use on the Internet. Due to its popularity, flexibility and cross-platform nature, it still has a very vibrant user base today.