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Type of site
Technology news and analysis
Available in English
Headquarters San Francisco, United States
Owner Knowingly, Corp.
Commercial Yes
Registration None
Launched 2006
Current status Operating

Gigaom is a blog-related media company started by Om Malik in San Francisco, California. It ceased operating March 9, 2015.[1] On May 22, 2015, it was acquired by Knowingly Corp., which started publishing new content to the site in August 2015.[2]

The blog offers news, analysis, and opinions on startups, emerging technologies, and other technology related topics. It is listed on CNET's Blog 100 list.[3]


After running his personal blog under the name for several years, Gigaom was founded as a company by Om Malik in 2006.[1] In June 2006, he left his day job to work on Gigaom full-time.[4] The site originally integrated a number of other technology-related blogs and services into its network. In 2011, Gigaom consolidated this network of blogs and rebranded all of them as separate topic channels on, with channels dedicated to technology news, Apple, cleantech, cloud, data, Europe, mobile, and video.[citation needed]

Since 2006, Gigaom has organized technology conferences under the banner Gigaom Events.[5][6] The events division produced six events annually: Gigaom RoadMap, paidContent Live, Mobilize, and the Structure series (Structure, Structure:Data and Structure:Europe).[7] Former Gigaom employees founded Structure, an independent conference business in order to host some of the events. For its first conference, Structure gave free tickets to those that lost money on tickets to Gigaom's canceled conference in March and sponsors who had sponsored the canceled event got 90 percent of the money they lost to sponsor Structure's first conference.[8]

In 2008, Malik appointed Paul Walborsky as CEO of the company[9] and in 2009, the company launched GigaOM Pro, a subscription-based technology research service.[10] Walborsky stepped down as CEO in September 2014.[11]

On February 8, 2012, Gigaom acquired PaidContent through the acquisition of ContentNext Media.[12]

On March 9, 2015, Gigaom ceased operations, with a brief note on the website stating that it was shutting down and "its assets are now controlled by the company's lenders." Malik stated that the publication was unable to pay its creditors in full.[1][5] At the time, it had 6.4 million monthly readers.[5]

On May 22, 2015, Gigaom was acquired by Knowingly Corp., which started publishing new content to the site in August 2015.[13]

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  1. ^ a b c Chris Taylor, "Farewell, GigaOm: Tech news powerhouse shutting down," Mashable, March 9, 2015.
  2. ^ acquired by Knowingly
  3. ^ "Blog 100 Index". CNET. 
  4. ^ "Om money, Om problems". Valleywag. June 13, 2006. Archived from the original on 2010-10-15. Retrieved 2013-07-31. 
  5. ^ a b c Ravi Somaiya, "Tech Blog GigaOm Abruptly Shuts Down," New York Times, March 9, 2015.
  6. ^ "GigaOM's Mobilize 09 - the 100-word version". VentureBeat. September 10, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-26. 
  7. ^ "GigaOM Events". GigaOM. 
  8. ^ How Gigaom died and then came back to life again, kind of Retrieved 24 September 2015
  9. ^ "We Have a New CEO!". GigaOM. Retrieved 2013-07-31. 
  10. ^ "Meet GigaOM Pro, Our Subscription-Only Research Service". GigaOM. Retrieved 2013-07-31. 
  11. ^ Gabriel Kahn, "How Gigaom Built a Media Business Around Free Content," PBS, October 14, 2014.
  12. ^ "GigaOM Acquires paidContent". New York Times. February 8, 2012. Retrieved 2013-07-31. 
  13. ^ acquired by Knowingly

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