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Interview with Rene Millman (@ReneMillman), Freelance Cloud and Mobile Writer

January 10, 2013

By @Rose_at_O, @Olivia_at_O

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Rene Millman is a freelance writer and broadcaster who covers mobile technology and the cloud. He has previously worked as an analyst for IDC and Gartner and as an editor at Dennis Publishing, SC Magazine and VNUnet (now V3). Recent work by Rene Millman has appeared in Absolute Gadget, CloudPro and others.

Q.  Tell us a bit about yourself.

I have made numerous television appearances to give my views and expertise on technology trends and companies that affect and shape our lives. As a presenter, I specialize in technology and gadgets, benefitting from my many years of experience working as a journalist and analyst working with most of the world’s largest technology companies.

Q. Tell us a bit about the titles you write for and their interest in mobile technology. 

I write for a lot of different publications. I write a lot about the cloud. In many ways, the cloud is really suited for mobile technology, as it frees us from the dreaded desktop and, by extension, the office. We can work anywhere and don’t have to put on a suit and tie anymore!

Q. What’s hot in mobiles and telecoms this year? 

Cloud-enabled apps. Native apps are great and fast on the platforms they run on, but you still need something to do the grunt work. This is where the cloud comes into its own. IT has turned the client-server paradigm on its head. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Last Chance – Deadline for TechCrunch’s Crunchies Awards tomorrow

December 5, 2012

If you want to enter your favourite tech companies, products or people in the sixth-annual Crunchies Awards, you better act quick – the deadline is tomorrow.

Fortunately, entering the Crunchies is so easy, it takes only 5 minutes. Just click here, make your nominations and share them via Twitter and Facebook, if you wish. Voila! Entry complete. If only all tech awards were this easy to enter.

The lucky 5 finalists per category will then be invited to attend the Crunchies Awards ceremony on January 31st 2013 at the prestigious Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco.

The 20 award categories include:

  • Best Technology Achievement
  • Best Collaborative Consumption Service
  • Best E-commerce Application
  • Best Mobile Application
  • Fastest Rising Startup
  • Best Content Discovery Application
  • Best Design
  • Best Bootstrapped Startup
  • Sexiest Enterprise Startup
  • Best International Startup
  • Best Education Startup
  • Best Hardware Startup
  • Best Time Sink
  • Biggest Social Impact
  • Angel of the Year
  • VC of the Year
  • Founder of the Year
  • CEO of the Year
  • Best New Startup of 2012
  • Best Overall Startup of 2012

Apart from the awards ceremony, the event also boasts “A hosted bar, hors d’oeuvres, intriguing interactive entertainment, and other fun surprises.” For information on sponsorship opportunities, email sponsors@techcrunch.com.

As TechCrunch explains in the official rules for The Crunchies, “No companies are restricted from consideration.  Certain awards have specified criteria (i.e. best unfunded startup or best new startup launched in 2012) but, otherwise, all companies and products are eligible for consideration based on their business accomplishments made during calendar 2012.  Companies may be nominated for multiple award categories, and companies may win multiple awards.  There are no fees to nominate companies for consideration.”

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Tech Trailblazers Are GO: Awards Now Open for Entries – Early-bird Deadline August 17th

July 26, 2012

Calling all innovative cloud startups: The Tech Trailblazers Awards have officially opened for entries at www.techtrailblazers.com. As we recently blogged on Countdown2CloudExpo, the Tech Trailblazers Awards present a fantastic opportunity for cloud startups to present their innovations to eminent influencers in the IT industry, with a chance to win business-development prizes and services worth thousands of dollars.

Stephen O’Donnell, chairman of the Tech Trailblazers Awards judging panel and consultant, analyst, author and blogger at The Hot Aisle, said, “Tech Trailblazers is designed for everyone to be a winner. The category leaders will deservedly get their certificates and trophies as well as significant industry recognition – they also get exclusive attention, coaching and mentoring from leading VCs and CTOs. However, all entrants, regardless of how well they do in the competition, get valuable prizes and services designed to help grow and develop their companies. Tech Trailblazers has deliberately set out to become a unique part of the startup ecosystem, helping young, job-creating businesses with growth, publicity and business development.” Read the rest of this entry ?