Om Malik

Om is a partner at True Ventures and founder of Gigaom. He recently retired as a journalist after being a journalist for over two decades. Om is a columnist for Gigaom and FastCompany. He was part of the founding team of as a senior editor. He joined Red Herring as a senior writer in August 2000 & Business 2.0 in March 2003. He has also contributed to The Wall Street Journal, The Economist and MIT Technology Review. Om is the author of Broadbandits: Inside the $750 Billion Telecom Heist. Om blogs on his personal blog, Om.Co. Follow him on Twitter @om

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Thievery Corporation
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Thievery Corporation is a Washington DC-based duo that defined and popularized a genre of music loosely called globetronica. They just released their latest album, Saudade. I caught up with Rob Garza (one half of the group) to talk about Internet, creativity, streaming, Pandora and Spotify. Read more at GigaOM »

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Digg is trying to make a comeback of sorts – one that involves marrying social signals with high-quality and calm reading experience. And while it is still early days, the new Digg plan seems to be working. Up next – an Android app that can turbocharge its efforts. Read more at GigaOM »

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Google CEO Larry Page, who has been suffering from vocal cord issues, showed up at the end of the Google I/O keynote and spent some time talking about his vision of technology and took questions from the audience. And that’s when the fun started. Read more at GigaOM »


You might have noticed that there is an active debate around the future of freelance journalism in a digital-first world. As a digital writer & founder of a digital-only media company, I have my own twist on this tale. Have a read. Read more at GigaOM »

Marissa Mayer

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer yesterday briefed the troops on what comes next for the beleaguered Internet giant. She shared some ideas, but frankly those aren’t enough for I think the rot is too deep and cultural for the company to make a comeback. Read more at GigaOM »


Mobile advertising formats might be a holdovers from the traditional web and annoying, but no one seems to care. The mobile ad-business in the US will continue to grow at a rapid speed and will become a $6.62 billion business by 2012. Of course, Google dominates. Read more at GigaOM »


With most of our reading habits shifting to the mobile devices, it is time for mobile-first reading experiences and services. Designer Mike Monteiro has created Evening Edition, an afternoon paper that wraps up important stories of the day in a easy to read on commute package. Read more at GigaOM »

Weekend Plans

It was a busy week around our offices. You might have heard that we hosted our Structure 2012 conference. Nevertheless, between all the talk of clouds, SDNs and big data, I did manage to read some good articles and wanted to share those with you. Read more at GigaOM »

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It has been fairly obvious for a few years that the search-driven, URL-centric web would converge with the web of social objects. It’s something that drives Google’s paranoia and something Facebook dreams about. However, the company most likely to capture the opportunity is Twitter, Read more at GigaOM »

Pinterest Facebook Boticca

Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare .. these were hot destinations for job seekers. Pinterest, is the latest to join the elite club, except that it is sucking up talent from Facebook in droves and others such as Quora and Twitter employees are not immune to its allure. Read more at GigaOM »

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With the rise of social platforms and emergence of new mobile and connected devices, we have entered the post-search world and companies are finding ways to organize information around “knowledge” and “interests.” Today, Twitter is introducing a way to follow others based on interests. Read more »

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