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: 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

  • Gillmor Gang Live 11.29.13 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live 11.29.13 (TCTV)

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

  • Gillmor Gang: Dreamforce 2013 Live

    Gillmor Gang: Dreamforce 2013 Live

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Adam Bosworth, John Taschek, John Rymer, and Steve Gillmor — gathered at Dreamforce 2013 to celebrate what @scobleizer called the maturing of mobile. On the Salesforce Live TV set, it was hard to hear each other over the bustle and roar of the show floor. But not so hard to miss the excitement as Salesforce rolled out the Salesforce1 platform. The Gang —… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Daft Monopolists

    Gillmor Gang: Daft Monopolists

    The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — act their age in the style of Steve Ballmer, who thinks he's of an older time where the world's not going. I'm not so sure he's right about that, what with SnapChat taking a pass on $3 billion ephemeral oh-so-direct messages. Surely the snark social leader fits like a glove with the younger set, but at its core the… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 11.15.13. (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live 11.15.13. (TCTV)

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

  • Gillmor Gang: Hocus Pocus

    Gillmor Gang: Hocus Pocus

    The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — find themselves in a quandary over Steven Elop's alleged exit strategy for Microsoft. Is he really serious, dumping XBox and casting aside Bing? Or is this just a magician's sleight of hand, misdirecting the attention from the more radical idea of abandoning Windows to save Office. The Gang is… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 11.08.13 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live 11.08.13 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang - Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble. Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session today at 1pm Pacific time. Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/gillmorgang Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Dynamic Clusters

    Gillmor Gang: Dynamic Clusters

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — move further and further toward the Golden Age of Push Notification. What some see as a fragmented sea of apps, others see as a ripe opportunity to unify notifications as the successor to email, social streaming to the core. As Windows gets sucked into the tidal wave of mobility, it's up to… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 11.01.13 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live 11.01.13 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang - John Borthwick, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session has concluded for today. Live chat at http://friendfeed.com/realtime-network/5d54b6dd/gillmor-gang-recording-live-today-1pm-pt Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/GillmorGang Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Free as a Bird

    Gillmor Gang: Free As A Bird

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — recorded a Tuesday evening session in the wake of Apple's iPad refresh announcements. Tim Cook cemented control of the company by open-pricing apps and OS for the price of the hardware. In so doing, Apple did what Google has been doing for years: free upgrades to enhance the network effects of the… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 10.22.13 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live 10.22.13 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session tonight at 8pm Pacific. Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/GillmorGang Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Bluetooth Nipple Rings

    Gillmor Gang: Bluetooth Nipple Rings

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Doc Searls, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — demonstrate once again a complete disregard for the trending topics of the week. Instead, we talk bodyware, iBeam fashion design, the things that are still dead, and a healthy component of digital dish disguised as news. Excerpt from the live chat stream: Most people think they use tech for… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang 10.18.13 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang 10.18.13 (TCTV)

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

  • Gillmor Gang: Context Matters

    Gillmor Gang: Context Matters

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — took out their devices and slapped them down on the table. By any measurement, the Context Wars are well under way. But neither Apple or particularly Google seem to realize what Twitter does — that notifications are the way to roll up both armies in the battle for user engagement. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 10-11-13 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live 10-11-13 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang - Kevin Marks, Roberts Scoble, Keith Teare, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session for today has concluded. like the Gillmor Gang on Facebook at Facebook.com/gillmorgang Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: IPOed

    Gillmor Gang: IPOed

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — Sure, we talked about the Twitter IPO, about the Bitcoin Bust, about whether Apple is a hardware or software company, and other stuff. Looming in the background was the idea that our politics have atrophied yet more to complete decrepitude, that we could unring the bell of the election, that the… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 10.04.13 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live 10.04.13 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang - John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session for today has concluded. ike the Gillmor Gang on Facebook at facebook.com/gillmorgang Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Sensorship

    Gillmor Gang: Sensorship

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — new iPhone + new OS = continued Apple domination. Twitter vacillates between NYSE and NASDAQ. Age of Context The Book ships as publishing gestation shrinks from 9 months to 2 weeks. It is only toward the end of the show that someone in the chat notices @scobleizer isn't wearing Google Glass. Apple… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 09.27.13 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live 09.27.13 (TCTV)

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

  • Gillmor Gang: Under My Thumb

    Gillmor Gang: Under My Thumb

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Danny Sullivan, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — collected iPhone 5's from the corners of the tech world. Danny Sullivan ordered the elusive gold one at midnight in L.A., Scoble hit the midtown Apple Store in the Big Apple, John Borthwick got his via the betaworks diplomatic pouch, and John Taschek, well, Android Boy passed. After the show… Read More