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 is a regular contributor 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 has contributed to various corporate blogs in the past including Ness, Novell and the IBM Mid-market Blogger Program.

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  • Intel’s latest chip is designed for computing at the edge

    Intel’s latest chip is designed for computing at the edge

    As we develop increasingly sophisticated technologies like self-driving cars and industrial internet of things sensors, it’s going to require that we move computing to the edge. Essentially this means that instead of sending data to the cloud for processing, it needs to be done right on the device itself because even a little bit of latency is too much. Intel announced a new chip… Read More

  • Slack names Allen Shim as company’s first CFO

    Slack names Allen Shim as company’s first CFO

    In a blog post this morning Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield announced the company is naming long-time employee Allen Shim as the company’s first CFO. “Today, I’m excited to announce another milestone: Allen Shim has been appointed Chief Financial Officer for Slack,” Butterfield wrote in the blog post. He went on to describe Shim as his right hand man, who has been with… Read More

  • Alibaba Cloud growing like gangbusters, but still far behind AWS and other market leaders

    Alibaba Cloud growing like gangbusters, but still far behind AWS and other market leaders

    Last week Chinese eCommerce giant Alibaba announced its Q3 earnings. Cloud revenue was $553 million, an impressive 104 percent year-over-year increase. That comes out to a run rate in the range of $2.2 billion, well behind Google which announced it is pulling in a billion dollars a quarter and still buried behind the market leaders all of whom reported around $4 billion+ a quarter. While… Read More

  • Mayfield joins Velocity Network to connect enterprise startups with NYC execs

    Mayfield joins Velocity Network to connect enterprise startups with NYC execs

    Last year two venture capital firms, General Catalyst and CRV, launched a program called the Velocity Network to get their startups in front of Fortune 500 executives in New York City. Today they announced that Mayfield has joined as the third VC firm in the network. New York is home to financial, insurance, security, retail, media, and other Fortune 500 companies — the very types… Read More

  • Buglife wants to put the power to report mobile software bugs in users’ hands

    Buglife wants to put the power to report mobile software bugs in users’ hands

    Every day we encounter bugs in mobile apps. They may lock up or perform in a way we didn’t expect, but what if you could report the bug to developers as it happened with all of the contextual information they need to fix the problem? That’s what Buglife a member of the Winter 2018 Y Combinator class is trying to do. The founders, Dan DeCovnick and Dave Schukin, came up with an… Read More

  • Former Intel president launches new chip company with backing from Carlyle Group

    Former Intel president launches new chip company with backing from Carlyle Group

    Ampere, a new chip company run by former Intel president Renee James, came out of stealth today with a brand-new highly efficient Arm-based server chip targeted at hyperscale data centers. The company’s first chip is a custom core Armv8-A 64-bit server operating at up to 3.3 GHz with 1TB of memory at a power envelope of 125 watts. Although James was not ready to share pricing, she… Read More

  • Storm Ventures brings on two new partners at enterprise-focused firm

    Storm Ventures brings on two new partners at enterprise-focused firm

    In a town full of venture capital firms, Storm Ventures has made its mark with a singular focus on the enterprise. This week, the company announced it has taken on two freshly minted partners, Arun Penmetsa and Paul Willard, to continue the mission. They are doubling the number of partners with this announcement. Penmetsa has been a principal at Storm for the last 3.5 years before being… Read More

  • Dell confirms it’s considering combining with VMware and other options in SEC filing

    Dell confirms it’s considering combining with VMware and other options in SEC filing

    This morning, Dell confirmed previously published reports in an SEC filing, that it is considering various options to possibly reorganize itself. Reports emerged last week suggesting the Dell board was planning a meeting to discuss options for dealing with the enormous debt it took on when it acquired EMC in 2015 for $67 billion. The SEC filing confirmed earlier reports that it was… Read More

  • Google’s Diane Greene says billion-dollar cloud revenue already puts them in elite company

    Google’s Diane Greene says billion-dollar cloud revenue already puts them in elite company

    It has long been believed that the big three in the cloud consisted of AWS, Microsoft and Google, with IBM not doing too badly either. But in its earnings call with analysts today, the company revealed it’s pulling in a billion dollars a quarter in combined cloud revenue. That’s a figure that Google’s Diane Greene says already puts her company on elite footing. Read More

  • Chargify’s Elastic Billing helps you build more personalized subscription pricing

    Chargify’s Elastic Billing helps you build more personalized subscription pricing

    By now, just about everyone recognizes the power of the subscription model. Instead of simply selling a widget and recording revenue one time, you can sell a subscription and keep collecting that revenue over time. Up until now, subscription pricing has been fairly static for most companies. You tend to provide a set of tiers that remain fixed over time, but what if you could set different… Read More

  • German API integration startup CloudRail announces $672K seed investment

    German API integration startup CloudRail announces $672K seed investment

    Just about every startup has aspirations to be a platform play. One of the main issues companies typically face on that journey is that just because they build an API doesn’t mean developers are going to adopt it. German API startup CloudRail wants to help. It not only provides a set of tools to simplify implementing your API, but also offers a marketplace and a community of developers… Read More

  • Red Hat acquires CoreOS for $250 million in Kubernetes expansion

    Red Hat acquires CoreOS for $250 million in Kubernetes expansion

    Red Hat, a company best known for its enterprise Linux products, has been making a big play for Kubernetes and containerization in recent years with its OpenShift Kubernetes product. Today the company decided to expand on that by acquiring CoreOS, a container management startup, for $250 million. Read More

  • Hyperledger releases Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0, its second distributed ledger project

    Hyperledger releases Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0, its second distributed ledger project

    Hyperledger, the open source blockchain project from the Linux Foundation, released Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0, its latest open source digital ledger project. Sawtooth joins its sister project, Hyperledger Fabric which reached 1.0 in July last year. Among the features in this latest open source distributed ledger product is on-chain governance, which lets members adjust the rules on the fly… Read More

  • SAP snags CallidusCloud for $2.4 billion

    SAP snags CallidusCloud for $2.4 billion

    SAP, the German enterprise software giant, announced it acquired CallidusCloud last night for $2.4 billion or $36 per share. Callidus provides configure price quote (CPQ) and sales performance management tools delivered as a cloud service. The share price is a nice bump for shareholders, representing a 21 percent premium over the 30-day volume weighted average share price, according to… Read More

  • BrowserStack hauls in $50 million Series A from Accel

    BrowserStack hauls in $50 million Series A from Accel

    It’s not often you see a single venture capital firm investing $50 million in a Series A round. These usually involve a much smaller number spread across a variety of investors, but Accel saw something in BrowserStack, a mobile and browser testing platform, that’s a bit too successful to warrant the usual early-round startup label. BrowserStack has built a huge market with over… Read More

  • Why the Dell rumors might have substance

    Why the Dell rumors might have substance

    By now you’ve probably heard that the Dell board is supposed to be convening later this month to figure out how it might reorganize itself to deal with the mountain of debt it took on when it bought EMC in 2015 for $67 billion. The rumors began on Friday and involved a couple of possible scenarios including Dell going public or Dell buying the remainder of VMware (which I’m not… Read More

  • BigID pulls in $14 million Series A to help identify private customer data across big data stores

    BigID pulls in $14 million Series A to help identify private customer data across big data stores

    As data privacy becomes an increasingly important notion, especially with the EU’s GDPR privacy laws coming online in May, companies need to find ways to understand their customer’s private data. BigID thinks it has a solution and it landed a $14 million Series A investment today to help grow the idea. Comcast Ventures, SAP (via SAP.io), ClearSky Security Fund and one of the… Read More

  • Intel does its best to tamp down impact of Spectre and Meltdown in earnings call

    Intel does its best to tamp down impact of Spectre and Meltdown in earnings call

    Intel CEO Brian Krzanich was delighted to report that Intel had a record year in the company’s quarterly earnings call with analysts yesterday. Of course, he also had to acknowledge the Spectre and Meltdown chip vulnerabilities revealed earlier this month in perhaps the ultimate good news-bad news moment. Like any good salesman, Krzanich led with the good news. “2017 was a record… Read More

  • Snowflake lands massive $263 million investment on unicorn valuation

    Snowflake lands massive $263 million investment on unicorn valuation

    Snowflake, the cloud-based data warehouse service, announced an enormous investment round today, pulling in a whopping $263 million on a unicorn valuation of $1.5 billion. The round was led by a trio of big-name Silicon Valley VC firms including existing investors Iconiq Capital and Altimeter Capital and new investor Sequoia Capital. Today’s announcement comes on top of the $100… Read More

  • AWS beefs up threat detection with Sqrrl acquisition

    AWS beefs up threat detection with Sqrrl acquisition

    AWS has purchased Sqrrl, a Cambridge, Mass. security startup with roots in the NSA. The company helps analyze a variety of sources to track and understand security threats quickly using machine learning. The announcement appeared on the Sqrrl home page in note from company CEO Mark Terenzoni. “We’re thrilled to share that Sqrrl has been acquired by Amazon. We will be joining the… Read More