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: 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

  • 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 today at 10am Pacific. Find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/GillmorGang Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Brand Royalty

    Gillmor Gang: Brand Royalty

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — seem perfectly willing to predict the futility of the next Microsoft CEO, and even perhaps the next Bill Gates. But we can only successor-surf so long before returning to the more heady war of the social stream. You can decide for yourself, but this feisty show was supercharged by @jtaschek's… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 01.31.14 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live 01.31.14 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session has concluded for today. Have you found us on Facebook yet? facebook.com/GillmorGang Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Turn Turn Turn

    Gillmor Gang: Turn Turn Turn

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — christen the maiden voyage, or shakeout cruise, of Newtek's new TriCaster 860. The learning curve is intense, but the results are worth it. Hope you enjoy the show. Recorded in HD but not yet released in that format. I'd be remiss if I didn't take note of the passing of Pete Seeger, a national treasure and… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 01.25.14 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live 01.25.14 (TCTV)

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

  • Gillmor Gang: Kick the Can

    Gillmor Gang: Kick the Can

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — digest the complete lack of CES news and the consolidation of the aggregation newsletters. Jason Calicanis' Launch newsletter went pay-only today, as tech news and events appear to be in a maturing phase. With new sites appearing from All-Things D vets Mossberg and Swisher and a NY Times redesign, the impact of mobile… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 01.10.14 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live 01.10.14 (TCTV)

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

  • Gillmor Gang: Competitive Blocking

    Gillmor Gang: Competitive Blocking

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — ring in the New Year in celebration of surviving yet another crisis in the venture capital community. The concern is that acquihires represent the capitulation of innovation in service of the big getting bigger. As cloud computing lowers the barriers to entry for first stage ideas, the struggle is moving to staying… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 01.02.14 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live 01.02.14 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session has concluded.find our realtime live chat here http://friendfeed.com/realtime-network/47b84c58/gillmor-gang-recording-live-today-1pm-pt. "Like" us on Facebook at Facebook.com/GillmorGang Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Almost Full

    Gillmor Gang: Almost Full

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. Happy New Year! Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 12.27.13 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live 12.27.13 (TCTV)

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

  • Gillmor Gang: Robophobia

    Gillmor Gang: Robophobia

    The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — talk about what it means to be human in a digital age. The rise of the stream threatens to overwhelm us, and the Gang seems bent on drowning in wearables. But maybe that's just a harsh look at a tough nut we're all trying to crack: keeping up with the impossible flow. Meanwhile, @dannysullivan… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 12.20.13 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live 12.20.13 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang - Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session has concluded for today. like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/GillmorGang Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Brain Chemistry

    Gillmor Gang: Brain Chemistry

    The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Keith Teare, Dan Farber, and Steve Gillmor — take the edge off of a slow week with a relaxed conversation about Instagram and Twitter direct messages, online anonymity, its effects on the brain, and Google's reasons for cacheing Gmail images. Occasionally Farber disappears to throw another log on the fire. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 12.13.13 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live 12.13.13 (TCTV)

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

  • Gillmor Gang: Game of Drones

    Gillmor Gang: Game of Drones

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Doc Searls, and Steve Gillmor — imagine a world 30 years in the future and discover it looks pretty much the same. A world where drones drop things off and pick them up, too. Why buy when you can rinse, rent, and repeat. The signs are everywhere, as the cloud makes anything possible at startup scale. The question is, can anyone but… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 12.06.13 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live 12.06.13 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang - John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Doc Searls, Dan Farber, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session has concluded for today. Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/GillmorGang Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Private Practices

    Gillmor Gang: Private Practices

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — work off that stuffed feeling with a show devoted to the intersection between public and private messaging. What started with Twitter and continued with Facebook has now yielded a startup frenzy many mistake for a bubble. Instagram started the ball rolling, SnapChat doubled down on it, and many fear it will end… Read More