Steve Gillmor

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: Pass the Buck

    Gillmor Gang: Pass the Buck

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — spend a late Thursday afternoon on experiments, office shake ups, and a potential bank shot from an old monopolist. With the world going cup crazy, you wouldn’t fault those who traded tech for TV and shelter from the tweetstorm.
    The Facebook social reengineering has been all the… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 07.03.14

    Gillmor Gang Live 07.03.14

    Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, Dan Farber, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session has concluded for today. Find our Facebook page here click. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: The Other Shoe

    Gillmor Gang: The Other Shoe

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Benedict Evans, Dan Farber, and Steve Gillmor — finally have a full picture of the two major mobile platforms. Google I/O certainly lived up to expectations as a checkoff of the major food groups: wearables, carables, set top boxables, and so on.
    Android L and iOS8 conspire to reflect the convergence around the notification bus… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 06.27.14

    Gillmor Gang Live 06.27.14

    Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Benedict Evans, Dan Farber, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session has concluded for today. Click here to go to our Facebook page. Click here for our live FriendFeed Chat. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Pulp Friction

    Gillmor Gang: Pulp Friction

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — talk FirePhone and its impact on digital transactions in the material world. For starters, it’s not really a phone as much as an object recognition system that taps directly into the mainline of showteling. Just as mobile has “freed” us from our assigned desks, so too has the… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 06.20.14

    Gillmor Gang Live 06.20.14

    Gillmor Gang – Kevin Marks, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session has concluded for today. Click here to go to the FriendFeed live chat. Find us on Facebook here. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Apple Jack

    Gillmor Gang: Apple Jack

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Benedict Evans, and Steve Gillmor — bask in the continued reverberations of Apple’s stunning reveal last week at WWDC. Many of us in the Apple Polishing business (I’m an unrepentant fanboy) remain enthralled by the details of iOS 8 and its growing impact on OS/X Yosemite — Extensions, Notification Widgets… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 06.14.14

    Gillmor Gang Live 06.14.14

    Gillmor Gang – John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Benedict Evans, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session for today has concluded. Click here for the live Friendfeed chat link. Also Find us on Facebook here. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 6.13.14

    Gillmor Gang Live 6.13.14

    Gillmor Gang – John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Benedict Evans, Dan Farber, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session for today has concluded. Click here for the live Friendfeed chat link. Also Find us on Facebook here. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Apple Sauce

    Gillmor Gang: Apple Sauce

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Robert Scoble, and Steve Gillmor. The setup: a delicious Apple muscle-flexing that to some somehow escaped the gravity of the Post Jobs era into orbit. We barely got to all the delights in the candy store — even upstarts with plenty to lose like the Box guy sat in the front row with a grin on his face at the sheer fun of Apple’s… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 06.03.14

    Gillmor Gang Live 06.03.14

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

  • Gillmor Gang: EarPlay

    Gillmor Gang: EarPlay

    The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Dan Farber, Keith Teare, Robert Scoble, and Steve Gillmor — grow more and more convinced that Apple is in for a good time this fall. The blending of streaming with downloading promises to accelerate what may well be the takeover of the industry formerly known as the music business. Mix in the upsell of the phablet iPhone to companion earphones and… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 05.30.14

    Gillmor Gang Live 05.30.14

    Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Keith Teare, Doc Searls, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session today has concluded. FriendFeed chat is here. Find us on Facebook Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Hollywood & Vine

    Gillmor Gang: Hollywood & Vine

    The Gillmor Gang — Alexia Tsotsis, Keith Teare, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — kick off the holiday weekend with a primer on cloud politics. Techcrunch co-editor Tsotsis in her maiden appearance in the clubhouse wastes no time putting @scobleizer on the spot, but Robert does a Seinfeld by saying nothing in a revealing way. Then we’re off to the land of Beats… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 05.23.14

    Gillmor Gang Live 05.23.14

    Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Alexia Tsotsis, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session has concluded for today. Facebook.com/GillmorGang Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Fits and Starts

    Gillmor Gang: Fits and Starts

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Dan Farber, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — take a walk on the wild side as The New York Times publishes all the news that fits. Except, that is, the news about itself. The Twitterverse is clogged with leaked Innovation reports, business model Kremlin Wall analysis, and newsroom disappearances galore. For the record, we also stop in… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 05.16.14

    Gillmor Gang Live 05.16.14

    Gillmor Gang – Kevin Marks, Dan Farber, Keith Teare, John Borthwick, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session Is over for today Join in our chat community here on Friendfeed And find us on Facebook here. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Eat Your Beats

    Gillmor Gang: Eat Your Beats

    The Gillmor Gang — Josh Miller, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — welcome the latest Jobsian takedown of the music cartel, the presumed acquisition of the Beats hardware/streaming empire by Apple. How the Gang winds its way through the leaks and feints of BigTech is left as an exercise for you. As one Ganger channeled John Lennon early in the chat… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 05.09.14

    Gillmor Gang Live 05.09.14

    Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Josh Miller, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session has concluded for today. Click here for the live chat that accompanies the show. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Pattern Baldness

    Gillmor Gang: Pattern Baldness

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Topics include Twitter Dead media bait, FourSquare’s move toward the new cross-app model championed by Facebook, the Google+ backslide, and Microsoft in the free lane. No matter how much the market wants to quantify the Twitter opportunity, the rest of the world is more… Read More

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