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Has it really been two years and five months since James Kendrick and I joined GigaOM? Indeed it has, and the journey has been one of knowledge, collaboration and community. But everyone has a different path in life and today, James is setting out on his.

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Has it really been two years and five months since James Kendrick and I joined GigaOM? Indeed it has, to the exact day, no less, and the journey has been one of knowledge, collaboration and community. But everyone has a different path in life, and today, James is setting out on his. After many posts and engaging commentary on mobile technologies here, James is today leaving GigaOM and will take up the keyboard at ZDNet in the near future, blogging about mobile technology.

I think Om said it best the day that James and I joined up with GigaOM: “jkOnTheRun is one of the rare blogs that covers the world of mobile gadgets with razor-sharp wit and insight. More importantly, it has a genuinely consumer-centric point of view.” It’s that wit and insight fused with matters that mobile consumers care about that James brought to GigaOM and, having personally worked with him since 2003 (even though we didn’t physically meet until 2005!), I know that James will continue to deliver such attributes to readers everywhere.

While we’re sad to see James go, we wish him nothing but the best. And of course, once he gets settled in his new digs, I’ll have a new mobile technology RSS feed to follow for coverage on our Mobile channel here at GigaOM. Good luck, James!

  1. Thanks James for the great posts and many memories.

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    1. Thanks Om, for everything you’ve done!

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  2. Thanks Kevin!

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  3. So long James! ZDNet will be very cool now. Like you know, actually cool.

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  4. Bittersweet post. Best wishes on your new path, jk.

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  5. I bought an EVO and now a Galaxy Tab because of you (neither of which I regretted). I don’t miss a single Podcast and have grown to love the insight that you provide on various mobile technology.

    You always bring a down to earth focus on tech and I trust the opinions of people who put their own money into gadgets.

    Thanks and good luck!

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  6. I am finally gonna add my first ZDNet RSS-feed to the Google reader. It will be kinda weird to read your articles in a different environment but hey, i will get used to it.

    merry christmas to all you guys and see you at CES.

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  7. Good luck James! Will surely keep following you.

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  8. Yes James best of luck. I remember when I first ran onto your site when you had posted about the Sony U1. Ever since I have followed your web site. With the great information that you would post. Now I will just add your new link to my RSS feeds. Now I will have 2 to follow at zdnet. :)

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  9. JK really is on the run now. Will be sure to check you out on the new channel over at ZDNet. good luck and have fun!

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  10. Wow! Congratulations, James! I remember when you were just a pup hauling 30 lbs. of portable technology around airports, and wildcatting for black gold.

    Exciting growth and change. I’m looking forward to the new blog, but also to watching this one continue its evolution. Kevin’s got big shoes to fill, and it’s a good thing he has his son to help with the tough work of tech journalism.

    Fantastic work all around. I hope you write a retrospective on all of this one day, James. You built up this blog before blogs were cool, but you also built a community.

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