Founder and Senior Writer
Om has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist covering technology and business news. He was part of the founding team of Forbes.com as a senior editor. He then went on to become a senior writer at Red Herring during its glory days before joining Business 2.0 in March 2003, covering telecom, innovation and broadband. His contributions have been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Economist and MIT Technology Review. Additionally, Om is the author of Broadbandits: Inside the $750 Billion Telecom Heist. He is also the recipient of many industry awards, including Excellence in Journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Gold Award from American Society of Business Publication Editors.
Barb has covered technology and high-tech companies for longer than she’d care to admit. She started out as a reporter for InfoWorld, covering Boston-area software companies; then moved over to CRN where she managed the news staff and covered the business both in terms of technology and how technology is sold. She was also news editor for TechWeb and senior news director at TechTarget before joining GigaOM. Barb enjoys seeing how old-school IT companies are (mis)managing their transition into the cloud computing era. She has won several ASBPE awards for her news coverage. Outside of work, she loves gardening, movies and baseball.
Senior Writer and Features Editor
Katie has been covering cutting-edge technology, startups and innovators in Silicon Valley for close to a decade. She launched GigaOM’s greentech channel in 2007 and closely tracks energy entrepreneurs and investors. She has been a reporter at Red Herring, an editor at Engadget, and began her career as a reporter in the Silicon Valley bureau of the largest Japanese daily newspaper, the Yomiuri Shimbun. Her work has appeared online for The Economist, The BBC, Fortune, CNN, Business Week, The New York Times, Salon and Red Herring. In 2008, Katie was recognized as a Forbes Energy Genius. She has been a speaker at events like COP 16, The Commonwealth Club’s Climate One, Greenbiz’s VERGE event, The Churchill Club, The Gridwise Forum, GreenBeat, and South by Southwest, and has appeared on American Public Media, ABC and NBC, among others.
Kevin covers mobile broadband, carriers and wireless infrastructure for GigaOM. He has been writing about wireless networks and technology for 11 years, working first at Telephony Magazine and its online successor Connected Planet. Kevin spent his early career at several small Texas newspapers. He made the shift to tech writing upon moving to Chicago, where he now lives.
Derrick has been a technology journalist since 2003 and has been covering cloud computing, big data and other emerging IT trends for GigaOM since 2009. He has written the words “cloud” and “Hadoop” possibly more than any other person on the planet. Derrick lives in Las Vegas and has a law degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Away from the office, Derrick trains in muay thai and is active in animal welfare issues.
Based in New York, Ki Mae covers digital health — from consumer health apps to software for the changing business of health care — as well as new interactive learning and education technology companies. Before joining GigaOM, she produced the science and technology section for ABCNews.com, where she reported on topics ranging from social media and innovation to space and science fiction, and covered technology for Adweek.
Stacey is happy when immersed in SEC filings, tech specs or poking through a data center. She has spent the last 11 years covering technology and finance for publications such as The Deal, the Austin Business Journal, The Bond Buyer and BusinessWeek, and works remotely from Austin, Texas. At GigaOM, Stacey covers broadband, data center infrastructure, policy and regulation, and entrepreneurs/startups, and is particularly excited to discover new ways technology is changing the world.
Mathew covers media in all its forms — social and otherwise — as well as web culture and related issues. He is an award-winning journalist who has spent the past 15 years writing about business, technology and new media as a reporter, columnist and blogger. Prior to joining GigaOM, he was a blogger and technology writer for the Globe and Mail newspaper in Toronto, and was also the paper’s first online Communities Editor. Mathew is one of the founders of mesh, Canada’s leading web conference.
Eliza, who joined the GigaOM team in May 2012, covers social technology from our San Francisco office, from startups to Twitter and Facebook. She is a recent graduate of UNC Chapel Hill. As editor of the university’s digital news service, Eliza devised the editorial strategy, managed the newsroom, and guided the team’s public affairs reporting.
Tom oversees day-to-day editorial operations for GigaOM and paidContent. He has written about nearly everything in the tech industry, including mobile, chips, and Web search, during a decade of work at CNET and IDG News Service. He joined paidContent in 2011 and lives and works in the Bay Area. In 2007, the Society of American Business Editors and Writers selected Tom for the award in Online Excellence, Breaking News for his story, “The Launch of the iPhone.”
Rani is a multimedia journalist and an editorial producer at GigaOM. She recently graduated from Columbia Journalism School, where she specialized in data visualization and digital media. Before heading to the big city, Rani worked for three years in the high desert as a copy editor and culture editor at the Santa Fe Reporter. Before that she served as editor in chief of her Midwest alma mater’s newspaper, The Oberlin Review. She’s originally from Long Island. These days she lives in Brooklyn, where she makes graphs, tells stories and talks to strangers. She writes mostly about technology, data visualization and media.
Jordan covers cloud computing and is based in San Francisco. He has written for newspapers and magazines in New York, Mississippi and Oregon, most recently at The Bulletin newspaper in Bend, Ore. He studied magazine journalism at the University of Missouri.
Based in Philadelphia, Erica reports on Apple, though occasionally she’ll detour into stories about how personal tech intersects with two of her favorite things: travel and food. Before joining GigaOM and heading east, she spent five years in San Francisco as a reporter for CNET, covering Apple as well as the broader consumer electronics and PC industries.
Laura covers book publishing, paywalls and magazines for GigaOM, and has a particular interest in e-book pricing and e-singles. She was previously the editor of Publishing Trends, a website and newsletter for the book publishing industry, and served as a staff writer for paidContent. Laura writes from the GigaOM East office in Manhattan.
Jeff reports on large media companies, as well as patents, copyright, privacy and other legal issues affecting the development of online media. He previously worked as a reporter for Reuters in Paris and New York, and was a practicing lawyer. Jeff is a member of the New York Financial Writers Association and the Overseas Press Club, and serves on the Copyright & Literary Property Committee of the New York City Bar.
Janko has been covering all things tech for more than 10 years. His career as a technology journalist began in Germany, where he published a number of books about subjects like the online music revolution and Internet subcultures. He first began contributing to GigaOM in 2007 and joined the staff in 2009. Janko is also the host of GigaOM’s Cord Cutters series.
Prior to GigaOM, Ernie was executive editor of paidContent and ContentNext Media, which he joined in 2008 as managing editor. He also served as deputy editor in the Media and Technology Group at The Wall Street Journal, where he helped launch two new sections of the paper — Personal Journal and the Saturday edition of Weekend Journal. Prior to that, Ernie was based in Hong Kong for Dow Jones, where he was the Page One editor of The Asian Wall Street Journal. He started his career as a reporter and editor at The Associated Press.
Managing Editor, Events
Nicole oversees all editorial content for the GigaOM network, GigaOM Pro and GigaOM events. The former managing editor of BNET, she helped navigate CBS Interactive’s award-winning business site through its relaunch, expand to two international editions, add more than 20 blogs to its network and increase monthly unique visitors to 13 million. Nicole has helped craft online publishing strategies for print magazines since 2005 and quickly developed a specialty in launching and relaunching publications. She was part of the editorial team that launched travel magazine Afar and helped design the underlying framework for the social network Afar Connect. She has written ad copy for chip makers and Dr. Martens footwear and her articles have appeared on PCWorld.com, Chow.com, and CMT.com.
After spending 15 years in IT at Fortune 100 companies, Kevin turned a hobby into a career and began covering mobile technology in 2003. He writes daily on the industry and has co-hosted the weekly MobileTechRoundup podcast since 2006. His writing has appeared in print (The New York Times, PC Magazine and PC World) and he has been featured on NBC News in Philadelphia. Kevin’s unique approach is to use the technology as a consumer would, so that he can report back to readers honestly about what they can expect from a device or app and help them get the most out of it. Freescale has named Kevin a “Top 20 Smart Mobile Device Pundit.” When not playing with the latest gadget, Kevin is typically spending time with his family, reading e-books or running in the rural areas near his home office in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Liz Shannon Miller reviews the best and worst in web content, and has been called the Pauline Kael of online video by at least one person. She has been covering the online video space since 2006, is a member and co-founder of the International Academy for Web Television, and once curated the front page of YouTube for a day. She is also a freelancer for other publications, including Variety, The Wrap, AOL’s Lemondrop, Comcast’s FEARnet and Regent Media’s Popnography, and a playwright and filmmaker in her very limited free time. She is a staff writer for Attack of the Show. Based in Los Angeles, she holds a degree in screenwriting and interactive multimedia from USC, and enjoys space battles, old school funk and videos of cats.