Twilio Announces SIP and 2 Other Game Changing Features

By St. Clair Newbern IV - 21st October 2012

I just returned from TwilioCon where my lead software developer and I witnessed several exciting announcements. On Wednesday, October 17 there was a great deal of buzz about a couple product announcements that were to be made. There were actually three big announcements which I have summarized below. SIP for Twilio First they announced SIP support. Twilio has recognized the strong desire for SIP among it's developer community and they have now responded. In an effort to empower developers to leverage...

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Critical Change to Google Places Addresses

By St. Clair Newbern IV - 9th April 2012

There is a lot of chatter around the internet regarding Google Places and the proper use of the various address settings. Failure to understand their new policies could result in your listing vanishing. You can find lots of opinion and discussion about this topic on the internet. However, in my opinion, the best place to go for an explanation of the guidelines is Google Places Quality Guidelines page. So what's the big deal? In a nutshell, Google is constantly trying to improve...

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What Businesses, Atheists and Believers Can Learn From Tim Tebow

By St. Clair Newbern IV - 10th January 2012

Tim Tebow pulled off another "miraculous" win over the favored Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC wild card game this afternoon. I have observed in delight as his success and failures have spawned both praise, ridicule and professed hatred by people of varying philosophical orientation. Whether you understand his religious conviction or not I think there is a powerful lesson for anyone who wants to lead a team to victory, whether it is in sports, business or any aspect of life. In case...

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How the Cloud Computing and Open Source Can Revolutionize Your Business in 2012

By St. Clair Newbern IV - 30th January 2011

No longer just a buzzword, 2011 marked the year that the cloud officially became a game changing reality. Businesses of all sizes are leveraging cloud computing, shifting focus to core competencies, and liberating their team from the burdens of infrastructure and software models of the past. Add open source software to the mix, and now you have a revolution that will turn industries upside down and crown new winners overnight. What is "cloud computing” and why should you care? Today’s...

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