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 once monthly for the Mattermark blog. He has contributed to various corporate blogs in the past including Ness, Novell and the IBM Mid-market Blogger Program.

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  • Insight Venture Partners invests $165 million in automated testing startup Tricentis

    Insight Venture Partners invests $165 million in automated testing startup Tricentis

    Tricentis, a startup that helps enterprise development teams automate software testing, got a bushel of money today from Insight Venture Partners — $165 million to be exact. As part of the deal, Insight Managing Director Mike Triplett will join the Tricentis board. In a traditional software development cycle, developers took months to create and deliver a product. Testing… Read More

  • Oracle boosts cloud offering with Apiary API management tool acquisition

    Oracle boosts cloud offering with Apiary API management tool acquisition

    Oracle acquired API management startup Apiary today for an undisclosed amount. Apiary, which launched in 2011 and has raised a modest $8.5 million, helps companies manage APIs, which is an increasingly important job. As every company becomes a software company, they are building platforms and providing ways for customers and third-parties to build applications using their… Read More

  • Security startup CryptoMove fragments data and moves it around to keep it secure

    Security startup CryptoMove fragments data and moves it around to keep it secure

    CryptoMove, a new security startup emerging from stealth today, has a different view of data security. Instead of simply encrypting, monitoring or recording it; the early-stage startup breaks the data into pieces and continually moves it around, making it virtually impossible for hackers to do anything with it should they get ahold of one of the pieces. The company is having a big day today as… Read More

  • Salesforce opens engineering office in Microsoft’s and Amazon’s backyards

    Salesforce opens engineering office in Microsoft’s and Amazon’s backyards

    Salesforce announced today that it plans to open an engineering and innovation hub in the Seattle area, greatly expanding its presence there. Company co-founder Parker Harris says the office, which is located in the Nine Two Nine Office Tower in Bellevue, will be dedicated mostly to supporting the company’s artificial intelligence initiative, introduced last Fall, which… Read More

  • Cloud security startup ProtectWise raises another $25 million

    Cloud security startup ProtectWise raises another $25 million

    ProtectWise, a security startup that records all your network traffic DVR-style, and saves it in the cloud, announced a $25 million round today. The company’s security strategy is surprisingly simple. It records all of the networking activity, then indexes the data and provides customers with forensic tools to search and review it. Once a breach has been detected, the victimized… Read More

  • InsideSales $50 million round includes another Microsoft investment

    InsideSales $50 million round includes another Microsoft investment

    InsideSales, a predictive analytics platform which helps salespeople focus on finding and engaging prospects at the right time and in the right way, announced a $50 million round today with a couple of strategic investors — Microsoft and the Irish government. The round was led by Polaris Capital, a long time investor, along with newcomers QuestMark Partners, and the Irish Strategic… Read More

  • Zoom video conferencing service raises $100 million from Sequoia on billion-dollar valuation

    Zoom video conferencing service raises $100 million from Sequoia on billion-dollar valuation

    Zoom, the cloud video conferencing service, announced a $100 million Series D round, entirely funded by Sequoia. The company now boasts a $1 billion valuation, putting it in the vaunted unicorn club. It also announced a significant update to the product that includes the ability for customers and third parties to build applications on top of the Zoom platform. The company, which was… Read More

  • Technology can’t replace the human touch

    Technology can’t replace the human touch

    Everywhere you turn these days, there’s talk of automation replacing people. Technology is surely advancing at a rapid rate, and in today’s click-driven media environment, sensationalism sells, but just because tech can replace a human worker doesn’t mean we’re always going to want that. In some instances, even when tech can do an adequate job, we still want to deal with… Read More

  • AI-fueled Synqq app update lets you use your voice to add notes and calendar entries

    AI-fueled Synqq app update lets you use your voice to add notes and calendar entries

    If there is one thing we learned last week at CES, it’s that the power of voice is coming soon to a device near you — even your fridge. Synqq released an update in the iOS App Store this week, that brings voice and artificial intelligence to its calendar and notes app. What’s more, the app works with Apple’s AirPod wireless headphones, introduced last summer, giving… Read More

  • Talend looks to ease big data prep with latest release

    Talend looks to ease big data prep with latest release

    Talend, the big data integration vendor that went public last July, announced its winter release today with new tools to help automate data preparation, a sticky problem for enterprise customers. Surely, there are ever-increasing amounts of data and companies struggle to keep up. There aren’t enough data scientists in the world to fill the need. It requires software to pick up some of… Read More

  • Industrial drone platform Kespry brings in new CEO

    Industrial drone platform Kespry brings in new CEO

    Commercial drone maker Kespry, which launched in 2013, announced it was bringing in industry vet George Mathew as CEO today. Mathew, who most recently was president and COO at data analytics startup Alteryx, has also had stints as GM of Business Intelligence at SAP and director of Technical Account Management at Salesforce. It’s fair to say that Kespry was interested in his data… Read More

  • New comer Transmit Security wants to simplify biometric authentication

    New comer Transmit Security wants to simplify biometric authentication

    Transmit Security, a new security startup that wants to make it easier for developers to implement biometric authentication, came out of stealth today with $40 million in self-funding. With all of the high-profile hacks over the last several years from the DNC to Sony to Target; it’s clear that we need better ways to prevent unauthorized access to our computer networks. One of the… Read More

  • All-flash storage startup Kaminario snares $75 million investment

    All-flash storage startup Kaminario snares $75 million investment

    Kaminario, the all-flash storage vendor based near Boston, announced an oversubscribed $75 million round today. The investment was led by private equity firm, Waterwood Group. Sequoia Capital, Pitango Venture Capital, Lazarus, Silicon Valley Bank and Globespan Capital Partners also participated. Today’s investment brings the total raised to $218 million, according to the company. CEO… Read More

  • Sources: Amazon quietly acquired AI security startup harvest.ai for around $20M

    Sources: Amazon quietly acquired AI security startup harvest.ai for around $20M

    Amazon’s AWS cloud services division quietly acquired cyber security firm harvest.ai last year, TechCrunch has learned. Read More

  • Cloud Elements scores $13 million Series B to advance API integration tools

    Cloud Elements scores $13 million Series B to advance API integration tools

    Cloud Elements, a company that builds API integration tools aimed at developers, announced $13 million in Series B financing today. The round was led by Harbert Partners with participation from Rally Ventures, Access Ventures and Grotech Ventures. Tom Roberts, who is a general partner at Harbert, will become a member of the Cloud Elements board when the deal closes. Today’s funding brings… Read More

  • FinancialForce selects former Salesforce and Heroku exec to be new CEO

    FinancialForce selects former Salesforce and Heroku exec to be new CEO

    FinancialForce, a cloud ERP solution built on the Salesforce platform, announced today that Tod Nielsen, an experienced executive from a Who’s Who of tech companies, will become the company’s new CEO. Nielsen replaces Jeremy Roche, who founded the company and has run it since its inception in 2009. Roche will remain on the board of directors, and have a yet-to-be-defined role… Read More

  • ForeScout-Splunk integration hopes to bring greater insight to IoT security

    ForeScout-Splunk integration hopes to bring greater insight to IoT security

    ForeScout announced an integration with Splunk today that it hopes will bring a new level of security visibility to Internet of Things devices. The new tool dubbed The ForeScout Extended Module for Splunk, allows two-way communication between the ForeScout CounterACT tool and Splunk Enterprise or Splunk Enterprise Security (Splunk ES) — with the goal of finding issues faster in order… Read More

  • Freshdesk acquires data integration startup Pipemonk

    Freshdesk acquires data integration startup Pipemonk

    Freshdesk announced today that it has acquired Banglaore-based startup Pipemonk for an undisclosed amount. Pipemonk helps companies move data between cloud platforms, which should come in handy for Freshdesk and its partners. Pipemonk, which was born as ZapStitch, had raised just over $2 million since it launched in 2014, with its primary funding round coming in May, 2015, when it landed… Read More

  • Coca-Cola closes Founders startup incubator

    Coca-Cola closes Founders startup incubator

    After opening to much fanfare three years ago, Coca-Cola is shutting down The Founders program, according to a published report in Innovation Leader. Under this program, the company nurtured young startups, hoping to siphon some of that entrepreneurial energy and pass it along to the big lumbering corporation. Over the last several years, companies have recognized the need to innovate, and… Read More

  • Salesforce asserted itself in 2016

    Salesforce asserted itself in 2016

    Salesforce has always liked to think of itself as an industry irritant, the company that was bucking the status quo and making the established players feel uncomfortable. But this year as the cloud mainstreamed and Salesforce took off on a $10 billion run rate, you couldn’t help but feel that after 17 years in business, that Salesforce’s time had finally come. The company went on… Read More