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Celebrating Our Partnership With KKE in Japan

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Last month, I had the unique opportunity to travel to Tokyo with a group from SendGrid to celebrate the launch of SendGrid in Japan by our partner KKE. Our CEO, Jim Franklin has had a long-standing relationship with Shota Hattori, the CEO at KKE, and has worked with him in various capacities over the last 20 years. For the launch we had an afternoon meeting with local Japanese start-up companies and press.  We heard from our CEO Jim Franklin, our contact Kansuke Nakai from KKE, the U.S. Ambassador in Japan, and our friends from Microsoft Azure and Salesforce.com. Aside from

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SendGrid Releases Distributed Inbound Email Processing

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One of SendGrid’s core values is getting email to its destination quickly and reliably. Customers also value the ability to get us the email they want delivered, quickly. Very quickly. We have some individual customers sending thousands of messages per second. Faster Email Sending SMTP is a great protocol but it is chatty.  It takes many instructions and commands between servers before starting to send the body of an email.  Each of these steps will have to wait for the other server to respond before continuing. It takes roughly 70-90ms round trip for data going from coast to coast. For

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SendGrid Customer Spotlight

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Web apps have moved light years beyond their humble beginnings. In the 1990s, business sites resembled little more than electronic bulletin boards and CGI was the standard delivery mechanism. As the early 2000s approached, the industry demanded flexibility in addition to functionality and web platforms came to the forefront relying on REST based systems to provide more choices and customization. Today, there are thousands of web apps that are being used to solve complex business problems. Our customers represent over 100,000 global organizations that have made it their business to solve key challenges and turn obstacles into opportunities. We admire

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50,000 Miles of Email Deliverability: SendGrid Delivered Retrospective 2013

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2013 was a pretty incredible year for us in the world of SendGrid Delivered. Fifteen domestic and international stops kept us busy while we spread the latest trends in email and deliverability and tips, and tricks to improve email testing and analysis. Whether you are a customer, interested party, friend, (or somewhere in between) we consider ourselves lucky to have had the chance to meet with so many of you in person! Lessons Learned on the Road Not only did our attendees learn new things, but the entire tour was a learning experience for us as well. We set out initially to

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SendGrid Spotlights: A Year in Review

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“When tasked with a seemingly insurmountable goal, ask yourself ‘how do we get there’ instead of ‘we can’t do it.’” – Isaac Saldana Throughout 2013, we had a number of our SendGrid team members share why they came to SendGrid and what they’ve learned from working at a growing company through our SendGrid Spotlight series. We know that many of our customers and blog readers are entrepreneurs, so to close out the year and kick start another great one, we’d like to highlight some of the inspiration that they’ve shared. Hopefully these insights will inspire you to take 2014 by

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Subuser Reports and Other @SendGrid Tweets Answered

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Each month we get lots of tweets to our main @SendGrid account from users, potential users, and people on the hunt for free schwag. Many of these tweets are answered directly by our team of Developer Evangelists but we thought that some of the answers to those questions might be of interest to more of you, so we’re going to try and highlight a few interesting ones each month and give those answers a more permanent home. Here’s a selection from the past few weeks and their answers: Question 1: Subusers @SendGrid question: can subusers have their own unsubscription and

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Catch Ya Later Movember

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Alas, Movember is officially over. We certainly had a lot of fun with it this year in our office, and are sad to see it go. (Though some of us may be a little more thankful than sad that they can finally get that muskrat looking thing off of their face!) Regardless, we have quite the lineup of reveals for Movember: Final ‘stache pictures Winning office for Count My Reps Total donation to the Movember Foundation Final Week 3 & 4 Pics: Count My Reps SendGrid also grabbed the opportunity to use Movember as a motivational tool to get moving

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