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 the cloud, 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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  • Intercom lands former Intuit exec Karen Peacock as its new COO

    Intercom lands former Intuit exec Karen Peacock as its new COO

    Intercom, a business messaging tool that enables companies to communicate directly with customers in an online context, announced today that it has hired former Intuit SVP Karen Peacock as company COO. She joined the company May 30th, but they are making the news public for the first time today. Peacock comes with an impressive resume that starts with a BA from Harvard and an MBA from Stanford. Read More

  • As Egnyte turns 10, it moves into data protection

    As Egnyte turns 10, it moves into data protection

    Egnyte had a big milestone last week. It turned 10 years old, which is a pretty big deal for a startup. The company has survived and even thrived, but as it moves into its second decade, it recognizes that it can’t live on file sync and share alone, and today it announced the general availability of a new product called Egnyte Protect. The product was introduced in Beta last year, but… Read More

  • Salesforce introduces several Einstein AI tools for third-party developers

    Salesforce introduces several Einstein AI tools for third-party developers

    Salesforce launched three AI tools for developers today at the TrailheaDX developer conference. These algorithms, which fall under the new Einstein Platform Services, enable third-party developers to add Einstein intelligence to applications built on top of the Salesforce platform. The new services include sentiment and intent analysis and some pretty sophisticated image recognition… Read More

  • Box deepens partnership with Microsoft and turns its attention to AI and machine learning

    Box deepens partnership with Microsoft and turns its attention to AI and machine learning

    Surely Box is of sufficient size with enough data running through its systems to take advantage of machine learning. Today, the company announced a deepening relationship with Microsoft in which Box will take advantage of Redmond’s pure go-to-market clout, its data centers (via Box Zones) and, yes, its AI and machine learning algorithms. Read More

  • Cloudflare launches app development platform, announces $100M investment fund

    Cloudflare launches app development platform, announces $100M investment fund

    Cloudflare launched a brand new app development platform today called Cloudflare Apps, and announced the $100 million Cloudflare Developer Fund, started by its investors to back some of the better ideas. The platform lets developers build apps that take advantage of the Cloudflare ecosystem, place them in the Cloudflare Apps store and provide an easy way to add new functionality such as a map or… Read More

  • Sumo Logic lands $75 million Series F, on path to IPO

    Sumo Logic lands $75 million Series F, on path to IPO

    Sumo Logic, the cloud-based log analysis platform, announced a $75 million round today, as the seven year old company could be entering the home stretch before an IPO. While CEO Ramin Sayar was not ready or willing to commit to an IPO timeline, he did admit it was the next logical step for the company, and that the size of the investment gives him the capital to build toward that… Read More

  • 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