Ron Miller

Ron Miller is enterprise reporter at TechCrunch. He has been a Freelance Technology Journalist since 1998.

In addition, he is Contributing Editor at EContent Magazine where he writes the Media Redux column and an occasional contributor at Smart Industry, a blog on Industrial Internet of Things.

He helped launch and still runs the blog socmedianews.com. Past regular gigs included CITEworld, DaniWeb, TechTarget, Internet Evolution and FierceContentManagement.

Disclosures:

Ron is currently corporate blogger for Intronis where he writes once weekly on issues related to IT and a weekly feature called The Cloud 5 where he aggregates five links related to the cloud computing. He has contributed to various corporate blogs in the past including Ness, Novell and the IBM Mid-market Blogger Program.

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  • GE Spotlights New Smart Street Lamps

    GE Spotlights New Smart Street Lamps

    GE has a new smart street light in early production, and it hopes that over time, cities and third-party developers will begin to take advantage of the platform to build smart city apps. The light itself is a super-efficient LED that could last up to 20 years. Where it gets interesting is that GE is including a sensor pack with each bulb with capabilities such as video, light and weather… Read More

  • Pepperdata Scores $15M For Hadoop Cluster Management

    Pepperdata Scores $15M For Hadoop Cluster Management

    Pepperdata, a company that’s built a platform for managing and fine-tuning Hadoop cluster performance, announced a $15M Series B funding round today. The round was led by new investors Wing Venture Partners along with Citi Ventures and Silicon Valley Data Capital. Prior investors Signia Ventures and Yahoo Chairman Maynard Webb also participated. Today’s money brings the… Read More

  • Nokia Acquisition Talks With Alcatel-Lucent Could Be About 5G

    Nokia Acquisition Talks With Alcatel-Lucent Could Be About 5G

    Nokia confirmed today it was in talks to buy Alcatel-Lucent and the underlying reason just might be the latter’s 5G patent stash. When I was at Mobile World Congress last month, there were several hot topics, but near the top of the list was 5G, that slippery notion of super fast mobile networks. Looking For 5G Nobody has actually built a 5G network yet, but there is a lot of… Read More

  • Box Gains 3D Viewing With Verold Purchase

    Box Gains 3D Viewing With Verold Purchase

    Box announced today in a blog post by CEO Aaron Levie, that the company had purchased Verold, makers of 3D viewer technology “With Verold’s technology, we’re extending our world-class content previewing and collaboration platform to interactive 3D content, opening all new-use cases across manufacturing, engineering, consumer products, and media and entertainment,”… Read More

  • Phantom Cyber Lands $2.7M Seed Round To Automate Cybersecurity

    Phantom Cyber Lands $2.7M Seed Round To Automate Cybersecurity

    Phantom Cyber, a cybersecurity startup with an ambitious idea, announced a $2.7M seed round with backing from some of the biggest names in computer security. Investors include  John W. Thompson, former CEO of Symantec, Thomas E. Noonan, former CEO of Internet Security Systems (ISS) and John C. Becker, former CEO of Sourcefire. Zach Nelson, CEO of NetSuite Inc, Foundation Capital and Rein… Read More

  • AlienVault Announces More Social Threat Exchange

    AlienVault Announces More Social Threat Exchange

    AlienVault, a cybersecurity firm aimed at SMBs, announced the Beta of Open Threat Exchange (OTX) 2.0. The company bills it as a threat intelligence sharing platform, and the social component it has added in the latest version enables members to discuss security threats on a social network. In the prior version, it simply updated threat information automatically in the background from… Read More

  • AWS Wants To Put Machine Learning In Reach Of Any Developer

    AWS Wants To Put Machine Learning In Reach Of Any Developer

    Andy Jassy, senior vice president at Amazon Web Services, announced a new machine learning platform today at the AWS Summit in San Francisco. The Amazon Machine Learning service is designed to give developers without machine learning background the tools to build smart, data-driven applications that can not only analyze what’s happening in real time or what happened in the past, but… Read More

  • Informatica Could Feel A Tight Squeeze From Its New Owners

    Informatica Could Feel A Tight Squeeze From Its New Owners

    Informatica was sold yesterday to private equity firm, Permira and The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, a rather strange mix of investors. The selling price was $5.3B and published reports suggest that it might not have been Informatica’s wish to be sold. What’s done is done, however, and the question is can this profitable company stay that way owned by a traditionally… Read More

  • Veradocs, Renamed Vera, Wants To Protect All Data

    Veradocs, Renamed Vera, Wants To Protect All Data

    Veradocs came out of stealth today, renaming itself Vera to reflect the fact it doesn’t just protect documents on the move, but other types of data as well. The company, which has been working toward this day for some time, announced $14M in Series A funding last November. At the time, Vera was in Beta working with a small set of customers, but today it announced general… Read More

  • Palerra Snags $17M To Automate Cloud Security

    Palerra Snags $17M To Automate Cloud Security

    Palerra, a cloud security startup, announced $17M in funding today as it continues to build its cloud security automation business. The round was led by new investors August Capital with current investors Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), Wing Venture Capital and Engineering Capital also participating. Today’s money brings the total investment to $25M. The cloud service was founded in… Read More

  • MLB.com Hits Home Run With Record Opening Day Streaming Numbers

    MLB.com Hits Home Run With Record Opening Day Streaming Numbers

    Major League Baseball had a nice little opening day for itself yesterday as record numbers of people accessed games through live and on-demand video streams. In fact, a total 60 million people came through the virtual turn-styles using MLB.com, MLB.TV, the MLB At Bat mobile app and MLB.com-controlled social media channels on Facebook and Twitter. The streaming numbers were up 60 percent… Read More

  • NASA, IBM Team For Worldwide Space App Hackathon

    NASA, IBM Team For Worldwide Space App Hackathon

    What happens when NASA gets together with IBM’s Bluemix cloud services and sponsors a worldwide hackathon? They hope to challenge participants to build apps that help solve issues around space exploration and earthly problems too. The ambitious event, called The Space App Challenge, is taking place this weekend simultaneously in 162 countries involving 136 cities and 10,000… Read More

  • With Tech, What’s Old Is New Again

    With Tech, What’s Old Is New Again

    Technology tends to run in cycles, and as it evolves some early failed attempts might be worth another look in the context of more modern infrastructure. In several instances lately, whether streaming video or meal delivery, everything old has become new again. Streaming Video? Been There, Done That Let’s start with video streaming darlings Meerkat and Periscope as a prime example… Read More

  • The Cloud Could Be Your Best Security Bet

    The Cloud Could Be Your Best Security Bet

    In fact, if a cloud service has proper controls, it could be safer than running your own datacenter. Amazon, Google, Salesforce and Box to a company have much more at stake when it comes to security. A breach could prove devastating to their businesses. That could be why it’s hard to come up with a major security snafu involving a cloud provider. Other than the Jennifer Lawrence… Read More

  • OpenStack Market Consolidation Continues As Nebula Shuts Its Doors

    OpenStack Market Consolidation Continues As Nebula Shuts Its Doors

    Nebula, makers of an OpenStack appliance designed to simplify the complexities of installing an OpenStack instance, shut its doors yesterday. The company announced it was shutting down with a statement that appears on its website with a date of April 1, 2015. It does not appear that this is a prank. It is with an extremely heavy heart that we announce that today, April 1, 2015, Nebula is… Read More

  • Check Point Snags Israeli Mobile Security Company Lacoon

    Check Point Snags Israeli Mobile Security Company Lacoon

    Check Point Software Technologies announced it has purchased Lacoon Mobile Security today. Reports surfaced last month that the company was in talks to buy the Israeli company for $80M. No official price was given, but the deal is expected to close today. The move gives Check Point a mobile security piece that’s a bit different from the traditional mobile device management you see… Read More

  • IBM And Apple Release Eight More Enterprise Apps For Healthcare, Airlines And More

    IBM And Apple Release Eight More Enterprise Apps For Healthcare, Airlines And More

    Apple and IBM’s partnership that has the companies working together to produce enterprise-friendly apps has expanded yet again with the addition of eight more apps designed for iOS devices, including the iPhone and iPad, bringing the total number of MobileFirst apps up to now 22. The new apps are focused on the healthcare and industrial products industries, following prior announcements… Read More

  • Ain’t No Joke As War Between HP, Ex-Autonomy Execs Enters Lawsuit Phase

    Ain’t No Joke As War Between HP, Ex-Autonomy Execs Enters Lawsuit Phase

    It may be April Fool’s Day, but I’m sure former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch and HP execs aren’t laughing. HP filed suit in London this week against Lynch and former Autonomy CFO Sushovan Hussain over alleged accounting improprieties to the tune of $5.1B. Lynch and company’s response? Counter-sue, as a war that’s been going on for almost four years, continues… Read More

  • IBM Launches Major Internet Of Things Offensive

    IBM Launches Major Internet Of Things Offensive

    IBM is wasting little time when it comes to the Internet of Things. The company outlined a major Internet of Things strategy tonight with a series of announcements that included a $3B investment to establish an Internet of Things unit inside of Big Blue along with a partnership with The Weather Company. The Internet of Things refers to the growing network of sensors on everything from… Read More

  • Box CEO Aaron Levie Talks IPO Delay And Growth Strategies

    Box CEO Aaron Levie Talks IPO Delay And Growth Strategies

    Regardless, Levie didn’t have much time to savor the moment. He told TechCrunch in a wide-ranging interview last month that Box has no intention of standing still and he discussed his plans to keep the company growing, while trying to find ways to get more efficient. He also talked about the long road to IPO and what was behind Box’s thinking in delaying it for so long. One of the… Read More

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