All Those E-mails From Pinterest Are Very Good For This Guy

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Julie Bort | Mar. 1, 2012, 6:48 PM | 3,700 | 3

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SendGrid has sent 30 billion e-mails in the three years it’s been in business — and none of them are spam.

SendGrid is an e-mail cloud service hired by Pinterest, Foursquare, Hootsuite, Spotify, job sites, daily deal sites and many other companies.

About 40,000 Web applications use SendGrid, says its CEO — and Boulder startup icon — Jim Franklin. And none of it is spam because users sign up these e-mails, such as job openings, friend requests and the like.

Franklin says it even coaches its customers on how to do e-mail so people don’t report it as spam.

“One person sending e-mail to another is easy. But an app sending out e-mail is hard. E-mail is a problem for developers,” explains Franklin.

So it’s no surprise that SendGrid is growing at 10% monthly — it now sends out more than 3 billion emails per month — and it recently landed Microsoft Azure as a partner. SendGrid will now be the default e-mail service for any app using Microsoft’s cloud, Franklin says. New Azure developers qualify for 25,000 free e-mails a month.

The company is one of the shining stars of the blossoming Boulder startup scene. It began in Boulde

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WE’RE BLOWN AWAY: This Startup Could Literally Change The Entire Software Industry

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Julie Bort | Mar. 5, 2012, 12:00 PM | 227,602 All Those E-mails From Pinterest Are Very Good For This Guy This Stealth Startup Aims To Solve One Of The Biggest Problems With Online Gaming6 Cool Technologies That Will Change Your Life

Startup Numecent has come out of stealth mode today with some of the most impressive enterprise technology we’ve seen in a decade.

Plus the company is interesting for other reasons, like its business model and its founder.

Numecent offers something it calls “cloud paging” and, if successful, it could be a game-changer for enterprise software, video gaming, and smartphone apps. Red Hat thinks so. It has already partnered with the company to help it offer Windows software to Linux users.

“Cloud paging” instantly “cloudifies” any software, even an operating system like Windows itself, says founder and CEO Osman Kent. It lets any software, with no modification, be delivered from the cloud and run as fast or faster than if the app was on your desktop.

Lots of so-called “desktop virtualization” services work fast. But cloud-paging can even operate the cloud software if the PC gets disconnected from the network or Internet.

It can also turn a smartphone into a server. That means a bunch of devices like tablets can run the software — like a game — off of the smartphone.

Imagine showing up to a party and letting all your friends play the latest

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