Om Perkash Malik
He is an Indian-American web and technology writer.
- 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.
- Malik completed his graduation from St. Stephens’ College in New Delhi in 1986, with an honors degree in chemistry.
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- 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 DesiParty.com, an events site for Indian emigrants.
- In 1995 he helped launch the now-defunct magazine, Masala, and its website Masala.com, a South Asian portal.
- In 1997, Malik was on the original team at Forbes.com 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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