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 writes one story a month at Digital Content Next.

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 also writes 1-2 articles a month for Digital Content Next. He has contributed to various corporate blogs in the past including Ness, Novell and the IBM Mid-market Blogger Program.

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  • There’s a better way to build your startup

    There’s a better way to build your startup

    If a startup founder could peer 8 years into the future and see a company that has become the symbol for disruptive culture, one that has raised over $8 billion on a valuation of $67 billion, that has a worldwide presence in hundreds of cities, millions of app downloads,12,000 full time employees and thousands more working for your service, chances are they would start it. Every startup… Read More

  • Elastic enters APM space with Opbeat acquisition

    Elastic enters APM space with Opbeat acquisition

    Today, at Elastic’s customer event in London, the company announced it has acquired Opbeat, a SaaS-application performance management vendor for an undisclosed amount. All 15 employees have already joined the Elastic team. Opbeat focuses on monitoring applications written in Javascript. What’s more, it maps production application issues directly to the relevant developer source… Read More

  • Petasense emerges from stealth to help companies monitor machine health

    Petasense emerges from stealth to help companies monitor machine health

    Industrial IoT startup Petasense emerged from stealth today, officially announcing $1.8 million in seed funding and a hardware/software solution designed to help industrial customers understand when equipment needs maintenance by “listening” to its vibrations. As it turns out, machines vibrate at a certain frequency when they are operating smoothly, but as parts begin to wear down… Read More

  • Dropbox announces massive network expansion

    Dropbox announces massive network expansion

    When Dropbox announced it was leaving AWS last year and bringing the bulk of the operation in-house, you had to figure it was working on a significant network expansion, and today the company announced a massive global network growth plan that is designed to increase syncing speed for users and cut costs for the company. The plan involves several approaches including custom-built… Read More

  • How augmented reality could save tech from itself

    How augmented reality could save tech from itself

    Indeed, as technology marches relentlessly forward, it feels like many of today’s positions could soon be displaced. But just as with past technological inflection points — whether the steam engine, the telegraph, the computer or even industrial robots — technology will always give as much as it takes, as it always has. That matters little to people who have lost their… Read More

  • Box’s cloud content management vision showing results

    Box’s cloud content management vision showing results

    For years, Box has been seen by many in the press, analyst and investor communities as a storage product and nothing more, which given its roots, was an understandable misperception. But CEO Aaron Levie and his company have always had a much broader ambition. Through the years, Levie made it clear that he was in business to transform the entire category of enterprise content management, and… Read More

  • Krypt.co scores a $1.2M seed round to simplify developer encryption key security

    Krypt.co scores a $1.2M seed round to simplify developer encryption key security

    Krypt.co, a new security startup founded by two former MIT students and one of their professors, is launching today with a free product called Kryptonite, designed to help developers protect their private encryption keys, using an app on their smartphones. It’s a big day for the fledgling company as it also announced a $1.2 million seed round led by Rough Draft Ventures/General… Read More

  • Rackspace acquires TriCore, adds enterprise applications to cloud management mix

    Rackspace acquires TriCore, adds enterprise applications to cloud management mix

    Rackspace announced today it was purchasing TriCore, giving it an enterprise applications management play to go along with its cloud management services. The announcement comes just one day after the company announced it was bringing a new CEO onboard, make it a busy week for the firm. The companies did not share the terms of the deal, but Rackspace called it the largest acquisition in… Read More

  • Red Hat to acquire Codenvy as part of its growing container strategy

    Red Hat to acquire Codenvy as part of its growing container strategy

    Red Hat, which has made its name as the enterprise Linux company, has been making clear in recent years that it sees the cloud and containerization as a significant part of its future. Today, it announced its intent to acquire San Francisco startup Codenvy to continue building on that strategy and give developers access to a cloud-based integrated development environment. The company did… Read More

  • PandaDoc scores $15 million investment to drive expansion

    PandaDoc scores $15 million investment to drive expansion

    PandaDoc, a 6 year old startup, has always had a simple goal of eliminating the pdf from the sales collateral pipeline, while helping busy salespeople automate the proposal and contract process. Today it landed $15 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Rembrandt Venture Partners, but also included participation by Microsoft Ventures, HubSpot, EBRD and Altos Ventures. PandaDoc… Read More

  • Salesforce marches steadily toward $10B run rate goal

    Salesforce marches steadily toward $10B run rate goal

    Salesforce is on a steady climb toward a $10 billion revenue run rate. And while it’s not quite there yet, its recent, nearly $2.4 billion quarter puts it squarely in the neighborhood. According to the company’s CEO, Marc Benioff, Salesforce’s revenue growth results give it “the fastest growth of any top [five] enterprise software company.” It’s clear… Read More

  • Google’s second generation TPU chips takes machine learning processing to a new level

    Google’s second generation TPU chips takes machine learning processing to a new level

    Google announced its next generation of its custom Tensor Processing Units (TPUs) machine learning chips at Google I/O today. These chips, which are designed specifically to speed up machine learning tasks, are supposed to be more capable than CPUs or even GPUs at these tasks and are an upgrade from the first generation of chips the company released at last year’s I/O. And speed up… Read More

  • Google’s new IoT Core service helps businesses manage their IoT data and devices

    Google’s new IoT Core service helps businesses manage their IoT data and devices

    Google Cloud launched a new Internet of Things management service today called Google Cloud IoT Core that provides a way for companies to manage IoT devices and process data being generated by those devices. A transportation or logistics firm, for example, could use this service to collect data from its vehicles and combine it with other information like weather, traffic and demand to place… Read More

  • Nexla launches data operations platform with $3.5 million investment

    Nexla launches data operations platform with $3.5 million investment

    Nexla, a competitor in the TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield this week in New York City, has more on its plate than simply impressing the judges. It also chose to launch at the event and, while it was at it, announced $3.5 million in funding led by Blumberg Capital with participation from Storm Ventures, Engineering Capital and Correlation Ventures. Read More

  • M&A
    App analytics company Apteligent acquired by VMware

    App analytics company Apteligent acquired by VMware

    VMware announced today that it has acquired Apteligent, a startup that will allow it to provide more tools to customers building and optimizing mobile apps. Read More

  • Dataminr announces new tool to assist first responders

    Dataminr announces new tool to assist first responders

    This is the age of the citizen journalist where people on the street armed with a smartphone and a Twitter account are often the first on the scene of an accident, fire or other emergency. These folks know about an incident that requires emergency services well before first responders. Dataminr introduced a new product on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt today in New York City that… Read More

  • Building a smarter Hacker News

    Building a smarter Hacker News

    With only 24 hours to build an app, it’s never easy to come up with a viable idea, nevermind build one that involves training a machine learning algorithm. Yet that’s exactly what a team of four friends accomplished this weekend at the annual TechCrunch Disrupt New York Hackathon. Read More

  • Trusona develops passwordless access for Salesforce

    Trusona develops passwordless access for Salesforce

    Last week, to commemorate World Password Day — yes, there really is such a thing — we ran my 2015 article called Kill the password, my treatise on the myriad problems associated with passwords. Trusona, a company trying to transform identity, announced today that it is releasing support for passwordless entry on Salesforce.com. Hey, it’s a start. The trouble with the password… Read More

  • PokitDok teams with Intel on healthcare blockchain solution

    PokitDok teams with Intel on healthcare blockchain solution

    PokitDok, a healthcare API company, announced today it has teamed with Intel to offer a healthcare blockchain solution it’s calling ‘Dokchain.’ The partnership includes using Intel’s open source Hyperledger Sawtooth as the underlying ledger, and processing blockchain transaction requests at the chip level using Intel chips. This partnership and the broader… Read More

  • Zuora to acquire Leeyo to help customers cope with upcoming accounting rules changes

    Zuora to acquire Leeyo to help customers cope with upcoming accounting rules changes

    Zuora, the company that helps customers deal with subscription billing, and counts cloud companies like Box, Okta and DocuSign as customers, announced its intent to acquire Leeyo Software, Inc., a privately funded, boot-strapped startup that helps automate revenue recognition. The company did not reveal a purchase price. Leeyo is not just any revenue recognition company, though, because it… Read More

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