Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson says acquiring Segment will help Twilio users understand their own customers. Twilio Twilio is making its acquisition of fellow cloud computing company Segment official. San Francisco-based Twilio announced early on Monday that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Segment for $3.2 billion in an all-stock deal. The company said the deal, was expected to close in Twilio’s fourth fiscal quarter. Forbes first broke the news of the pending acquisition on Friday. In a joint interview with Forbes on Sunday night, Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson described the deal as the next step for a service that’s spent the last decade-plus “taking communications and breaking it down into building blocks” for developers to reach their business’ customers. “Communications was just the entry point for the real ...read more...