|Om Prakash Malik|
Om Malik in 2015
September 29, 1966 |
New Delhi, India
Personal life and education
Malik started out as a young writer in India, working with Delhi-based Newsmen Features, where he specialised in lifestyle features.
He moved to New York City in 1993 to be a writer for India Abroad and then for Forbes. He was also a senior writer for Red Herring, focusing on the telecommunications sector, and later became a senior writer there. In late 1994, he launched DesiParty.com, an events site for Indian immigrants. That same year, he co-founded the South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA). In 1995 he helped launch the now-defunct magazine, Masala, and its website Masala.com, a South Asian portal.
In 1997, Malik was on the original team at Forbes.com led by David Churbuck. In 1999 he left Forbes.com to work in the venture capital world, serving as an investment manager at Hambrecht & Quist Asia Pacific; his stay there lasted only a few months because he decided he preferred being a writer.
In 2000, he moved to San Francisco, California to write for Business 2.0 magazine. In 2001, he started GigaOM, a blog published by GigaOmniMedia, Inc. in San Francisco. The website had a monthly global audience of over 500,000, and was among the top 50 blogs worldwide by Technorati rank. and was part of CNet's 100 Most Influential Blogs.
His first book, Broadbandits: Inside the $750 Billion Telecom Heist, was released on May 15, 2003. Malik's writings have also appeared in newspapers and magazines such as The Wall Street Journal, Brandweek, and Crain's New York Business.
Malik announced on June 12, 2006, that he was going to work on GigaOM full-time, although he continued to be a contributing editor and had a regular column in Business 2.0 until its demise in October 2007. In addition to GigaOM, he also wrote for the blogs Web Worker Daily and Tablatronic.
From July 2007 to March 2008, Malik hosted the podcast The GigaOm Show on Revision3 with Joyce Kim, which focused on technology and business. He ended the podcast to focus on other things, among them his health. Malik was also a frequent guest on the former CrankyGeeks podcast with John C. Dvorak.
- Chris, Preimesberger. "Om Malik Says 'Goodnight, Sweetheart,' Closes Down GigaOm". eweek.com. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
- "GigaOM on Technorati". Technorati. Retrieved 2007-03-16.
- "Blog 100 Index". CNET. Archived from the original on 2012-07-20.
- Walker, Rob. "Best Business Books 2003: Corporate Scandals". strategy-business.com. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
- Somaiya, Ravi. "Tech Blog GigaOm Abruptly Shuts Down". The New York Times. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
- Gigaom.com acquired by Knowingly
- Mukherjee, Arindam (January 12, 2015). "'Proliferation of visual sensors is extreme'". Interview. Outlook. 55 (1): 140. Retrieved 2016-01-07.
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