Steve Gillmor

Steve Gillmor is a technology commentator, editor, and producer in the enterprise technology space. He is Head of Technical Media Strategy at salesforce.com and a TechCrunch contributing editor.

Gillmor previously worked with leading musical artists including Paul Butterfield, David Sanborn, and members of The Band after an early career as a record producer and filmmaker with Columbia Records’ Firesign Theatre. As personal computers emerged in video and music production tools, Gillmor started contributing to various publications, most notably Byte Magazine, where he was a lead reviewer of development and collaborative platform systems including Visual Basic, Lotus Notes, Microsoft Office, and Windows NT. Subsequently, Gillmor served as a contributing editor at InformationWeek Labs, before joining Fawcette Technical Publications first as Senior Editor and later as Editor in Chief of Enterprise Development Magazine, and then Editor in Chief and Editorial Director of XML and Java Pro Magazines.

Gillmor joined InfoWorld Magazine as Test Center Director and back-page columnist. He also served as Editor of eWEEK.com’s Messaging & Collaboration Center and OpEd columnist of eWeek’s print publication. As blogging emerged, he wrote the first blogs for Ziff Davis Media, CMP’s CRN, and CNet’s ZDNet, where he remains a contributing editor. A podcasting pioneer, he developed and hosted the seminal Gillmor Gang podcast with industry notables including Jon Udell, Dan Farber, Mike Arrington, Jason Calacanis, Michael Vizard, Doc Searls and others as regulars. Gillmor has also championed development of industry standards, most notably his role as co-creator of the attention.xml specification and co-founder of the Attention Trust, a non-profit organization to protect user data rights.

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    Gillmor Gang: Deep Bench

    Gillmor Gang: Deep Bench

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Semil Shah, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — Heartbleed security hole, changing landscape of Twitter notifications, Brendan Eich's exit from Mozilla, politically charged and leadership compromised, Condoleezza Rice heading to the Dropbox Board of Directors? Dropbox, OneNote, Evernote, Box. Office on the iPad decidedly hot. Mobile's… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 04.11.14

    Gillmor Gang Live 04.11.14

    Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Semil Shah, Keith Teare, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording has concluded for today. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Blank Stairs

    Gillmor Gang: Blank Stairs

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Dan Farber, John Taschek, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — celebrated Office for iPad's 12 million in sales and who knows in real traction i.e. subscriptions. The Amazon Fire debuted to shouts of thin and expensive, but surely what we need is a builtin HDMI switcher. Letterman's retirement announcement hit some of us like a ton of bricks and… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 04.04.14

    Gillmor Gang Live 04.04.14

    Gillmor Gang - John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session for today has concluded. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Sign Language

    Gillmor Gang: Sign Language

    The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — barely came out of the gates before John Taschek let Comcast have it, and really you need to see the visual on this one. After the salute to the internet provider, talk circled around Microsoft's release of Office for iPad. Is it important? Well, no one on the show seemed to use Office any more… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 03.28.14

    Gillmor Gang Live 03.28.14

    Gillmor Gang - Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session today has concluded. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: No Reply

    Gillmor Gang: No Reply

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Semil Shah, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — wade into the rumors that Twitter is dumping @Reply and #Hashtag from the mix. Scoble and Teare insure themselves of no seats on the Google plane with diatribes against Glass polishing and management confusion respectively. The plane is still missing. Or is it. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 03.21.14

    Gillmor Gang Live 03.21.14

    Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Semil Shah, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session has concluded for today. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Another Fine Mess

    Gillmor Gang: Another Fine Mess

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor In a world where big planes can be lost without a trace and and drunk-drivers make the biggest headlines at tech conferences, it was only fitting that we turned this episode of the Gillmor Gang on its head and started with an ending. Only in this crazy world does that make any sense. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 03.15.14

    Gillmor Gang Live 03.15.14

    Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve GIllmor. Live recording session has concluded for today. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Free Shipping

    Gillmor Gang: Free Shipping

    The Gillmor Gang – Doc Searls, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — talk the usual smack about the complete fantasy known as IM interoperability. You'd think these stalwarts would acknowledge the Sisyphean nature of the task, but no siree Bob. Instead we have a real life get together brought to you in 6-frame stop animation courtesy Kevin Marks' LTE. Doc Searls and Keith Teare have… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 03.08.14 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live 03.08.14 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang - Doc Searls, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session Has concluded for today Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Meat and Potatoes

    Gillmor Gang: Meat and Potatoes

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — marked Farber's transition from the media to the new frontier. We don't know what his plans are, but I'm betting great things are just ahead. Several weeks after Om Malik moved into a full-time executive role in his venture firm, Dan's move suggests we're seeing something fundamental in and on the air. The Gang's… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 02.28.14 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live 02.28.14 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang - Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session has concluded for today. Chat found here http://friendfeed.com/realtime-network/c31ffbd8/gillmor-gang-recording-live-today-1pm-pt Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: WhatsApp, Doc

    Gillmor Gang: WhatsApp, Doc

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — bask in the afterglow of the 19 Billion Dollar Bash. The reasons for the WhatsApp deal are many: taking the rapidly growing messaging app off the table, turning Facebook into an appregator, introducing the media to the startling notion that the US market is just a piece of the tech… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 02.21.14 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live 02.21.14 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang - John Borthwick, Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session has concluded for today. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Lip Sync

    Gillmor Gang: Lip Sync

    The Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — Boy, the way Glenn Miller played, those were the days. The Gang was a deck stacked against the Gillmor young versus old, Lorde versus The Stones. Just when we finally convinced everybody Beatles was spelled with a Capital T. The talent drought continues. Sure, there are great artists. And even… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 02.14.14 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live 02.14.14 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang - Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session for today has concluded. find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/gillmorgang Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Stirred Not Shaken

    Gillmor Gang: Stirred Not Shaken

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — talk everything under the sun; Flappy Bird, Nadella and Bill, Foursquare, and the politics of health care. Not your usual fake banter and tea, but something in the air. We're breaking in the new TriCaster and Skype array, and close to solving the sound dynamics. This show has a spirit on the rise, the notion… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 02.09.14 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live 02.09.14 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session has concluded for today. Find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/GillmorGang Read More