Mellisa Tolentino

Mellisa Tolentino started at SiliconANGLE covering the mobile and social scene. Over the years, her scope expanded to Bitcoin as well as the Internet of Things. SiliconANGLE gave Mellisa her break in writing and it has been an adventure ever since. She’s from the sunny country of Philippines where people always greet you with the warmest smile. If she’s not busy writing, she loves reading, watching TV series and movies, but what she enjoys the most is playing or just chilling on the couch with with her three dogs Ceecee, Ginger, and Rocky.

Latest from Mellisa Tolentino

IFTTT now bakes Recipes directly into apps, rolls out to more developers

In a major update to IFTTT, Inc., a most cumbersome step has been removed in mankind’s efforts to remotely control his world. The company is now making it even easier for people to automate their lives, rolling out a new feature for developers to bake Recipes directly into their applications. Created at the onset of the Internet of Things […]

Are smart thermometers going mainstream? Where IoT meets the Zika virus

Just when we thought the connected device craze lost steam, commercial interest in smart thermometers has seen a recent uptick. Is the Zika virus and flu season to blame, or is connected health finally gaining lasting mainstream appeal?  Despite a noted lull in consumer interest for connected fitness devices, the market opportunity for connected health is ultimately […]

What you missed in the Smart World: 7 reasons IoT data processing should be at the edge

Where should data from the Internet of Things be processed? In central data centers, in the cloud, or at the edge where data is generated? Wikibon’s Research Director Peter Burris outlines where most of IoT data processing should happen, and why the edge of the network is proving invaluable for current data demands. Every week we […]

Kentik raises $23m to scale streaming analytics in post-Hadoop world

Thriving as a specialty data analytics platform, Kentik Technologies, Inc. is doing pretty well in its lane. The network performance analyzer has raised $23 million in Series B funding in a round led by Third Point Ventures, with participation by existing investors August Capital, Data Collective (DCVC), First Round Capital, and Engineering Capital, and new investors Glynn Capital and […]

What you missed in the Smart World: Drone delivery takes flight in the U.S. and U.K.

The Federal Aviation Administration may still be on the fence regarding drone delivery, but that hasn’t curbed innovation in this space. Every week we round up the latest developments in the Smart World, from new developer platforms to smart city initiatives around the world. Here’s what you missed in the Smart World: Amazon patent reveals drone […]

What you missed in the Smart World: Hearables catching on?

The Internet of Things healthcare market is expected to reach over $160 billion by 2020, and just last week we saw the launch of new connected devices, including Samsung’s new biometric earbuds, all aimed at helping people live a healthy lifestyle. Every week we round up the latest developments in the Smart World, from new […]

Nokia delves deeper into IoT healthcare market with Withings smart thermometer launch

As Nokia Corp. dips its toe into connected healthcare, its subsidiary Withings SA announced the availability of Withings Thermo, a non-invasive thermometer designed for consumers and doctors alike. The first of its kind to achieve FDA approval, Withings Thermo also integrates with one hospital’s Thermia platform in an effort to extend its data-driven SaaS value proposition. The device reads temperature […]

Custom vitamins startup sees IoT opportunity in forgotten fitness trackers

A new company is marrying fitness tracking and supplement recommendations in its new, SaaS-driven health ecosystem. Services are central to the ecosystem’s success, downplaying the hardware sell by supporting the dizzying array of fitness trackers already on the market. STYR Labs, Inc., launched a new health service kit that will make it easier for users […]

Americans prefer jail over slow computers: Report

What’s worse than spending a night in jail? Apparently, dealing with a chronically slow computer. According to a recent study commissioned by Slimware Utilities Holdings Inc., which was conducted online by Harris Poll, Americans have a tendency to procrastinate when it comes to the upkeep of their digital devices, yet still expect these devices to perform at their […]

Watch LIVE: Is Nutanix ready to own VMware’s market? | #NEXTConf

How is Nutanix, Inc. faring compared to VMware, Inc. in the enterprise market? This is a top question to ask at this year’s .NEXT Conference given the shifted market conditions Nutanix has faced since the company’s inaugural event last year. See here for SiliconANGLE’s preview of the .NEXT Conference, recapping Nutanix’s current position in the […]