Francisco NRI, Om
Malik tech journalist, among world's top 25 web celebrities
Francisco, Dec. 27, 2007
Ravi Singh/Gary Singh, LA
NRI Om Malik, 41, tech journalist and senior writer for Business
2.0 magazine in San Francisco, has named among
world's top 25 web celebrities.The true Web celebrity
didn't happen for the Indian-born writer until 2001, when he started
his own technology blog, GigaOm. The popular site has received
funding from sources including San Francisco venture firm True
Ventures, and Malik frequently appears in the media and on television
as a technology expert. He was ranked at the 12th position for
technology blogging on the list of "Web Celeb 25".
He joined Business 2.0 in April 2003 and have been writing telecom
and broadband related stories for the magazine since then. His
writings have also appeared in newspapers and magazines such as
The Wall Street Journal, Business 2.0, Brandweek, and Crains,
New York Business. In 1999, he left Forbes.com to join Hambrecht
& Quist Asia Pacific as an investment manager, thus crossing
over into the venture capital business.
Om was graduated from St. Stephens’ College in New Delhi
with an honors degree in chemistry in 1986. St. Stephens’
is akin to the “Yale of India” and has produced several
of today’s brightest Indian business, economic and political
He have also contributed to several Indian publications including
the Economic Times and The Week, India’s leading news weekly.
His first book, Broadbandits: Inside the $750 billion telecom
heist, was released on May 15, 2003.
He was awarded- Excellence in Journalism (Feature Writing (non-daily
print) for Vinod’s Time) for 2000-2001 from SPJ, North California,
The gold award from American Society of Business Publication Editors
in the Individual Profile category for the February 13, 2001 cover
story, “Vinod’s Time.” The piece discusses the
role of Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla in helping
create the optical networking industry and why he just may be
the best venture capitalist on the planet.
Om have appeared on several television shows such as Business
Week Television (on ABC Network); BBC Television & Radio;
CNNfn; CNBC and TechTV. My comments have been featured in several
print articles as well.