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: Running On Empty

    Gillmor Gang: Running On Empty

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — why September 10 will be a turning point for Tim Cook, why the Microsoft/Nokia acquisition/Ballmer resignation had it backwards, why iWatch stands for software not hardware. Confusion makes for interesting times, or something like that. We're caught in a vortex of boredom, say some of us, waiting… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 09.06.13 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live 09.06.13 (TCTV)

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

  • Gillmor Gang: Contextual Adults

    Gillmor Gang: Contextual Adults

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — settle in for the Labor Day weekend with a tour of a busy news week. Stops along the way include iBeacon in iOS7, Twitter's thin blue line, the politics of twerking, and devices, devices, devices. Short takes on Bill Gates' unlikely return, Apple's iTrade-In offer, why Chromecast will change our… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 08.30.13 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live 08.30.13 (TCTV)

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

  • Gillmor Gang: Watching the River Flow

    Gillmor Gang: Watching the River Flow

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Doc Searls, and Steve Gillmor — digest the resignation of Steve Ballmer and its potential impact on the direction of the Post-PC Era. Whether he was pushed by Bill Gates or what, it's clear something changed in the last few days. Just how or who can do better will soon be apparent, as Ballmer's lame duck term has been accelerated by a… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 08.24.13 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live 08.24.13 (TCTV)

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

  • Gillmor Gang: Drunken Avatars

    Gillmor Gang: Drunken Avatars

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — turned what seemed like a slow news week into a tour of emergent hardware and big tech ideas. A Down-Under visitor to Robert Scoble's studio showed us how he used a 3D printer to prototype a Steadicam-like handheld image stabilizer. Closer to home, we handicapped Elon Musk's HyperLoop project, the… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 08.16.13 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live 08.16.13 (TCTV)

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

  • Gillmor Gang: I Spy

    Gillmor Gang: I Spy

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Doc Searls, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — well, let's just say this show went to some very strange places. Kangaroo balls, Google auto-urinary services, the real reason Jeff Bezos bought a newspaper, and other details of the Lull before the Next Storm. Much to be entertained with, but bolstered by some serious business about the tradeoffs… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 08.09.13 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live 08.09.13 (TCTV)

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

  • Gillmor Gang: What's Up Doc

    Gillmor Gang: What’s Up Doc

    The Gillmor Gang — Bret Taylor, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — gather in real time to try out Bret's new startup, Quip. The last time we saw Bret, he was selling Friendfeed to Facebook and becoming CTO. Now, he's back (sporting Marc Benioff as one of his investors) at the intersection of mobile and collaboration. As if Microsoft didn't already have enough… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 08.02.13 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live 08.02.13 (TCTV)

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

  • Gillmor Gang: Christmas in July

    Gillmor Gang: Christmas in July

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — celebrate Google's gift to StreamTV. ChromeCast is cheap, small, simple, and extensible, just in time to kickoff the run up to Apple's big move to the Big Screen. It's a win-win for everybody involved, except maybe Microsoft and its XBox offering. Suddenly 3 screens and the cloud has shrunk to 2, or maybe… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 07.26.13 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live 07.26.13 (TCTV)

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

  • Gillmor Gang: IBeacon & Eggs

    Gillmor Gang: iBeacon & Eggs

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Borthwick, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — woke up, fell out of bed, dragged a comb filter across our head. Television is going streamland in a big way, and the Emmy nominations of Netflix' House of Cards are but the most obvious indicator of the transformation. And what Apple has in store for us is becoming tangibly clear based on its dance… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 07.18.13 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live 07.18.13 (TCTV)

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

  • Gillmor Gang: Batteries Not Included

    Gillmor Gang: Batteries Not Included

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — talked Microsoft reorg and the chance it might make a difference. No one is underestimating the power of the Windows giant, but rearranging the deck chairs may not move the needle enough to matter. With Office subsumed in one group and Windows in another, Steve Ballmer has traded one fiefdom for a more amorphous one… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 07.10.13 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang Live 07.10.13 (TCTV)

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

  • Gillmor Gang: Interdependance Day

    Gillmor Gang: Interdependence Day

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — marvel at the mutually assured creation of a partnership between Larry Ellison's Oracle and Marc Benioff's Salesforce.com. Few would have predicted such a stunning partnership just a few years ago, but the crescendoing intersection of cloud, social, and mobile has borne sudden fruit. The only… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Mo' Beta Blues

    Gillmor Gang: Mo’ Beta Blues

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — welcome the summer solstice with a dip in the gene pool. With Google Glass two months new and iOS7 in developers' hands, the stage is set for the unification of app notifications across OS and device. Microsoft releases Office for the iPhone, and Facebook Snapchat's Instagram. But to quote Miles, it's kind of… Read More