Maria Deutscher

Maria Deutscher is a staff writer for SiliconANGLE covering all things enterprise and fresh. Her work takes her from the bowels of the corporate network up to the great free ranges of the open-source ecosystem and back on a daily basis, with the occasional pit stop in the world of end-users. She is especially passionate about cloud computing and data analytics, although she also has a soft spot for stories that diverge from the beaten track to provide a more unique perspective on the complexities of the industry.

Latest from Maria Deutscher

New Online Media Shows Promise and Profit for AOL, Beyond

The internet is evolving, and so does media as a whole. We’ve seen a couple of significant markers of that this past 24 hours, starting with AOL. The internet company had its earnings call today, and display ad revenues were up four percent. Overall ad revenues were down 11 percent due to its shrinking international ...

Shaky Start for VMware Cloud Foundry: 2 Outages

VMware’s beta open-source PaaS offering, the Cloud Foundry, has experienced not one, but two outages. That’s never a good sign for a cloud company, and while the virtualization giant’s Cloud Foundry is a new project, though has been powering it for years. The first Cloud Foundry outage lasted for 10 hours, and was caused due ...

Where’s the Mobile App Market Headed?

At the AppNation conference in San Francisco this week, research firm Nielsen’s Jonathan Carson, CEO, Telecom unveiled some fresh research on the U.S. mobile apps market. The study strengthens Android and IOS’s status as the two most dominant mobile OSs, and sheds some light on consumer trends. Nielsen reports 36 percent of Americans currently own ...

Oracle BI Aims for iPad, Mobile Enterprise

Today Oracle released the latest version of its Business Intelligence software. Business Intelligence Release 11.1.1.5 comes with full iPad and iPhone support, and eliminates the need to rewrite existing dashboards and reports, according to the company. Users can now access and carry out all the actions via their iOS device they would be able to ...

Hometown Layoffs After Novell Deal Finalizes

The Attachmate Group finalized its $2.2 billion buyout of network industry pioneer Novell a few days ago. The latter will be separated into two separate business units, one focused on the Novell brand and the other on the SUSE Linux brand. Now, we’ve learned of the latest Novell move by the Attachmate Group – it ...

mBlast Data Giveaway Takes Cue from Open Cloud Trends

Today we’ve learned that mBlast, a developer of cloud-based marketing applications, launched the free version of its mPact solution. mPact is a product which aggregates big data from Facebook, Twitter, blogs and other websites to determine the top influencers and voices for the topic selected by the user. The offering brings together the cloud and ...

Location Creates its Own Hot Market in Mobile, More Acquisitions

Location-based search engine Local.com has acquired Krillion for $3.5 million to strengthen its position in the market. Krillion too operates a location-based search engine, which aggregates data about products from local stores and put them in a searchable database.  It’s the latest in a string of location-based buys and investments, reiterating the sector’s increasing influence ...

The Cloud Executive Shuffle: Nirvanix, Twitter and AppSense

The tech space has seen a lot of hires and fires lately, and three big names in cloud, virtualization and social media just joined the club.  The first one is Nirvanix, an enterprise cloud storage company which just hired a new VP. Karen Sigman joines the firm from QLogic and has served at Hitachi Data ...

RIM’s Shopping Spree Flags Mobile Security Efforts

RIM announced today its latest acquisition – a smartphone security software developer company called Ubitexx. Unitexx raised over $4 million in funding, and its flagship offering is its mobile security software, ubi-Suite, which is what RIM is really interested in. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but the Canadian phonemaker ubi-Suite will be used ...

Twitter’s Champion Weekend: Royal Wedding, bin Laden’s Death, 200 M Users

Twitter has just reached an extremely significant milestone in the past week, and it’s been exemplified with the roaring buzz over Osama bin Laden’s death, confirmed in a statement from President Barack Obama late last night.  A representative of the social network announced that the number of accounts registered with the micro-blogging service has now ...