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  • Om Malik Joins True Ventures, Steps Down At Tech Site Gigaom

    Om Malik Joins True Ventures, Steps Down At Tech Site Gigaom

    Om Malik, founder of venture blog Gigaom, is stepping down as contributing writer and will become a partner with True Ventures. Read More

  • Automation Is The Driving Theme In Six Cloud Startup Presentations At GigaOM Structure

    Automation Is The Driving Theme In Six Cloud Startup Presentations At GigaOM Structure

    I am here at the GigaOm Structure conference where this morning, six startups presented before a three-judge panel of venture capitalists: Luis Robles, a partner with Sequoia Capital; Bipul Sinha, partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners; and Ann Winblad, managing director of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. SaltStack, a new DevOps platform, won the overall prize, and¬†Factor.io won the… Read More

  • GigaOm’s Structure Europe Conference Will Dive Deep Into The Cloud

    GigaOm’s Structure Europe Conference Will Dive Deep Into The Cloud

    We don’t often try to get the word out about conferences put on by other blogs here at TechCrunch, but we’re about to. Because reasons. Namely: 1) We, as TechCrunch, will probably never ever ever, ever ever host a European cloud-computing conference and someone sure as heck needs to. 2) The folks at Gigaom are our friends, particularly founder, thought leader and king of the kind… Read More

  • Tech Blog GigaOm Acquires Media-Focused Site paidContent

    Tech Blog GigaOm Acquires Media-Focused Site paidContent

    Hot off the press release presses: tech blog GigaOm has acquired paidContent (and parent company ContentNext) from The Guardian. Rumors of the acquisition¬†were first reported by Peter Kafka at AllThingsD. Wrote GigaOm founder Om Malik in a blog post: Read More

  • Make.Money.Slow : The Bitcoin Experiment

    Make.Money.Slow : The Bitcoin Experiment

    Bitcoin. Oh, man, where to begin. Its Hype-O-Meter got cranked to 11 this week, and breathless histrionics are everywhere. Death and Taxes called this new currency “a seismic event“; Adam Cohen says it’s nothing but a giant scam; Jason Calacanis calls it “the most dangerous project we’ve ever seen“; and they’re all completely wrong. It’s… Read More

  • Looks Like Our Friends Over At GigaOm Just Raised Another $2.5 Million

    Om Malik, well-respected journalist and founder of technology news blog network Giga Omni Media and its flagship blog GigaOm, broke the news about us being acquired by AOL about a month ago now. We’re getting back at them today, even if just a little: looks like the publishing company just raised another $2.5 million according to an SEC filing, bringing the total of capital raised by… Read More

  • Enterprise Communications Software Socialcast Secures $1.4 million in Series A Funding

    Socialcast, a social communication SaaS provider for enterprises, has secured $1.4 million in Series A funding from True Ventures and angel investors. True Ventures led the round with $1 million and angel investors contributed $400,000. Socialcast was a finalist for the 2009 Crunchies Award for “Best Bootstrapped Startup.” Om Malik, the founder of tech blogging network GigaOm… Read More

  • GigaOm Buys A Mobile Blog – One Less Independent Blog In The World

    Blogging network GigaOm will announce the acquisition of the small but excellent mobile-focused blog jkOnTheRun this evening. Founders James Kendrick and Kevin Tofel will remain in Houston and continue doing their thing. The deal size isn’t being announced, and it’s likely small. But it shows what might be the beginning of something that I wrote about in March – the rollup of… Read More

  • WebWorkerDaily, for the Web 2.0 Worker

    Om Malik’s blog network is starting to take shape as he launches WebWorkerDaily this afternoon. The new site is a blog for the distributed worker, where the office is wherever their laptop happens to be. Cell phones, Skype, laptops and other tools have made it possible for an entire generation of workers to do their thing outside of an actual office. This blog is for them. The writers… Read More