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Gigaom
Gigaom Logo
Type of site
Technology news and analysis
Available in English
Headquarters San Francisco, United States
Owner Knowingly, Corp.
Website http://gigaom.com/
Commercial Yes
Registration None
Launched 2006
Current status Operating

Gigaom is a blog-related media company. The blog offers news, analysis, and opinions on startup companies, emerging technologies, and other technology related topics. It was started by Om Malik in San Francisco, California and was acquired by Knowingly Corp. in 2015.[1]

History[edit]

After running his personal blog under the name for several years, Gigaom was founded as a company by Om Malik in 2006.[2]

In June 2006, he left his day job at Business 2.0 magazine to work on Gigaom full-time.[3]

The site originally integrated several 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 gigaom.com, with channels dedicated to technology news, Apple, cleantech, cloud computing, data, Europe, mobile technology, and digital video.[citation needed]

Since 2006, Gigaom has organized technology conferences under the banner Gigaom Events.[4][5] 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.[6]

In 2008, Malik appointed Paul Walborsky as CEO of the company[7] and in 2009, the company launched GigaOM Pro, a subscription-based technology research service.[8] Walborsky stepped down as CEO in September 2014.[9]

On February 8, 2012, Gigaom acquired PaidContent through the acquisition of ContentNext Media.[10]

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.[2][4] At the time, it had 6.4 million monthly readers.[4]

On May 22, 2015, Gigaom was acquired by Knowingly Corp., which started publishing new content to the site in August 2015.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Christina Berry (May 26, 2015). "Gigaom.com Acquired by Knowingly Corp". Gigaom. 
  2. ^ a b CHRIS TAYLOR (March 9, 2015). "Farewell, GigaOm: Tech news powerhouse shutting down". Mashable. 
  3. ^ Will Oremus (March 10, 2015). "GigaOm Was Universally Respected. Too Bad Respect Doesn't Pay the Bills.". Slate. 
  4. ^ a b c RAVI SOMAIYA (March 9, 2015). "Tech Blog GigaOm Abruptly Shuts Down". New York Times. 
  5. ^ PAUL BOUTIN (September 10, 2009). "GigaOM's Mobilize 09 - the 100-word version". VentureBeat. Retrieved September 10, 2009. 
  6. ^ LAURA HAZARD OWEN (September 23, 2015). "How Gigaom died and then came back to life again, kind of". Nieman Foundation. 
  7. ^ Om Malik (September 2, 2008). "We Have a New CEO!". GigaOM. 
  8. ^ "Meet GigaOM Pro, Our Subscription-Only Research Service". GigaOM. Retrieved 2013-07-31. 
  9. ^ Gabriel Kahn, "How Gigaom Built a Media Business Around Free Content," PBS, October 14, 2014.
  10. ^ EVELYN M. RUSLI (February 8, 2012). "GigaOM Acquires paidContent". New York Times. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 

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