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Category: SMS

TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon: 100+ Hacks, 1 Focus on Rescue

October 12, 2017 Published by // // // // //

The recent 2017 TechCrunch Disrupt hackathon in San Francisco had the unfortunate timing to occur during some of the most serious natural disasters that have occurred in the US in more than a decade. With Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma ravaging Texas and Florida, respectively—with Hurricanes Jose and Maria close behind—the unofficial theme of the […]
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BitQuick Significantly Decreases Fraudulent and Illegitimate Transactions with Nexmo

October 6, 2017 Published by // // // //

BitQuick, the leading cash-for-bitcoin marketplace, provides highly secure and convenient online peer-to-peer transactions via cash deposit in a matter of hours. To purchase bitcoins on BitQuick.co, a buyer deposits cash into the seller’s account, and the bitcoins are sent shortly after uploading an image of the deposit receipt. The Challenge of Fraudulent and Illegitimate Transactions […]
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The Future of Business Travel Is Customer Experience Innovation

September 26, 2017 Published by // // // // //

Enterprises in the traditional hospitality industry are facing a serious problem: on one side, online aggregators like Kayak and Trivago are pushing to own the relationship with the customer, treating the hotels themselves as wholesalers to be squeezed on price. On the other side are alternative, startup providers, such as Airbnb, whose more personal offering […]
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Sending SMS messages with PHP

September 20, 2017 Published by // // // //

The Nexmo SMS API allows you to send an SMS and receive an SMS by interacting with a simple, HTTP based API. You can read the docs if you’re interested but there’s no need to thanks to the Nexmo PHP client, which handles talking to the API for you. Prerequisites You’ll need PHP installed before […]
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Bots and AI: Bot Messaging vs. Push Notifications vs. SMS

September 14, 2017 Published by // // // //

With so many channels available to deliver messages to users these days—SMS, email, push notifications, and so on—where does bot messaging fit in? And how different from the other channels is it really from a tech standpoint? CEO/Co-Founder of The Bot Platform Syd Lawrence and Microsoft Technical Evangelist Martin Beeby shared their viewpoints in a […]
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The Weak Link in 2FA? Perfectionism.

September 6, 2017 Published by // // //

It might be a cliché to call web security an arms race, but like all good clichés, it’s based in truth. While it’s hard for even the best-known tech firms to secure their properties entirely, there are simple steps beyond standard passwords that you can take to protect your site’s users. Passwords alone are no […]
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