A note to our readers

About Gigaom

*** UPDATE AS OF MAY 26 ***

The information below is no longer current. See this post for a current update.

A brief note on our company

Gigaom recently became unable to pay its creditors in full at this time. As a result, the company is working with its creditors that have rights to all of the company’s assets as their collateral. All operations have ceased. We do not know at this time what the lenders intend to do with the assets or if there will be any future operations using those assets. The company does not currently intend to file bankruptcy. We would like to take a moment and thank our readers and our community for supporting us all along.

— Gigaom management

163 Responses to “About Gigaom”

  1. It is a sad day for the tech news world.

    Will an archive of Gigaom’s articles be made available somewhere? If Wikipedia and TPB can pull it off, so can you!

  2. cassfire

    I know this wont get posted but I remember telling some friends that when Om left that he was basically cashing out. I don’t mean this as an insult but thats just the kind of guy he is. Everybody knew, even Leo LaPorte did & he’s too scared to criticize almost anybody.

    On the business side, the tech blogosphere full of people who cant make it elsewhere. I find it hard to believe that the writers didnt know it was in trouble. Honestly though I expected it to last longer than just a year.

    GigaOm gets poor traffic & very few comments, it’s just a very weak community overall. The next 1 to fall is going to be TheVerge, numbers have tanked dramatically & nobody believes in his leadership.

  3. Tehsin Bhayani

    I have learnt a lot from reading your articles, and this is sad to hear. I own a small Dev shop where we build mobile apps and sites. If my team and I can assist (free) in any way, please do let me know, I’d be happy to spare some resources if either the Dev or hosting is an issue, or if there are any ideas on monetizing by providing a mobile app to your readers. The community itself has got be worth something and there is no reason for this site to not work, considering the quality of content that is created here.

    Thank you,

    Tehsin Bhayani
    Founder & CEO
    Serind Labs Inc.


  4. I know there was some business model exploration in subscriptions and events. I’m sad those haven’t grown fast enough to cover costs.

    Any word on the March 2015 Structure Data conference later this month?

    News about potential buyers?

    What happens to the archives?
    What happens to the archives of the community conversations?

    • My understanding is that the March Structure Data conference is cancelled and no refunds will be given on the $300K+ in tickets sold. Where did all the $$$ go?

  5. Michael Sean Wright

    I AM much stronger because of the wise words I read hear. Thank you for letting us see your reflections. Om will always be a voice of vision to me.

  6. Jack C

    Wow, an end of an era. I’ll miss the great news and analysis. Writers like Kevin Tofel, Matthew Ingram, and Om Malik got me hooked on this site. It became the one blog feed I check above all others. As I read more, others like Stacey Higginbotham, Janko Roettgers, and then later Jeff John Roberts all helped reinforce my impressions of the team. Thank you so much and good luck!

  7. As a fellow tech writer and editor, I’m so sorry to hear this news. Journalism is a tough business these days — but something I hope we can collectively maintain, in one form or another. May you rise again.

  8. Thank you Om & GigaOm. You were the first site to cover a fun spare time project I created while in university in 2005 and I’ve followed you ever since.

    I’ve always admired the depth of your reporting. You will be greatly missed.

  9. rmahowald

    This is a big bummer to me – I’ve always love how shockingly fast you come out with usable content, lots of integrity at GigaOm. Hope you work out what you can and can keep operating. Thanks for doing what you do.

  10. Tom Foremski

    The new media is facing the same disruptive forces as the old media…

    I’m sorry to hear this about GigaOm but clearly, there is as yet, no business model for media, especially media that cares about details and accuracy. Matthew Ingram should have seen this one coming.

    • Concerned

      Upworthy has good messages, but buzz feed is filled with gifs explaining how big sisters in college fall in love with the most simple guy… Blah blah. Sex in the city.