Om Perkash Malik

Om Perkash Malik

He is an Indian-American web and technology writer.

Introduction :

  • Om Malik was born in New Delhi on September 29, 1966.
  • He is the founder of and senior writer for GigaOM.

  • He is an Indian-American web & technology writer.

Education :

  • Malik completed his  graduation from St. Stephens’ College in New Delhi in 1986, with an honors degree in chemistry.

Industry Profile :

  • Malik moved to New York City in 1993 to be a writer for India Abroad and then for Forbes.
  • He was also a senior writer for Red Herring, focusing on the telecommunications sector, and later became a senior writer there.
  • In late 1994, he launched, an events site for Indian emigrants.
  • In 1995 he helped launch the now-defunct magazine, Masala, and its website, a South Asian portal.
  • In 1997, Malik was on the original team at led by David Churbuck.
  • He then left Forbes in the year 1999.
  • In 2000, he moved to San Francisco, California to write for Business 2.0 magazine.
  • In 2001, he started GigaOM, a Web 2.0 blog published by GigaOmniMedia, Inc. in San Francisco.
  • The website has a monthly global audience of 500,000, is among the top 50 blogs worldwide by Technorati Rank, and is part of CNet’s 100 Most Influential Blogs.
  • His first book, Broadbandits: Inside the $750 Billion Telecom Heist, was released on May 15, 2003.
  • Malik’s writings have also appeared in newspapers and magazines such as The Wall Street Journal, Brandweek, and Crain’s New York Business.
  • Malik announced on June 12, 2006, that he was going to work on GigaOM full-time, although he is still a contributing editor and writes a column for Business 2.0. In addition to GigaOM, he also writes for the blogs Web Worker Daily and Tablatronic.

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