Communications Platform Layer Adds Support For Webhooks

Layer_post_white Layer the former TechCrunch Disrupt winner which makes it possible for developers to add rich messaging capabilities to their apps without having to build their own infrastructure, has been steadily growing since its debut back on the Disrupt stage two yeas ago. Today, the company reaches over 10,000 developers, including 200 paying customers who use its platform and tools to add… Read More
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CloudFlare Hints IPO Coud Be Coming, But Not This Year

CloudFlare - 20 Just this morning, CloudFlare announced a $110 million round led by Fidelity Investments, and on stage today at TechCrunch Disrupt, Michelle Zatlyn, CloudFlare’s head of customer experience, told TechCrunch’s Frederic Lardinois the company definitely won’t be IPOing this year — but she hinted that it’s out there on the horizon. When a big round is led by… Read More
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If You Watch One Video Of Robots Making A Rope Bridge Today, Make It This One

Screen Shot 2015-09-22 at 1.14.14 PM As we enter the next era of rope bridge construction we must ask ourselves “Who shall make the next rope bridge?” The researchers at ETH have the answer. Their solution, created in connection with architectural researchers Gramizio Kohler, employs four robots working in sync to drag rope around a frame. The bridge, which can hold over 1,300 kg, was made by having the robots fly… Read More
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The White House Joins Periscope And Broadcasts Pope’s Visit

Screen Shot 2014-05-21 at 1.17.07 PM The White House created a Periscope account on Tuesday, just in time for Pope Francis’ trip to the United States. The White House live broadcast Pope Francis stepping off his plane and greeting the Obama family. More than 11,000 viewers tuned into the White House’s inaugural stream. Twitter, which owns Periscope, is hoping to capitalize on coverage of his visit. The company announced… Read More
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