For those of us who read and write about technology, this is a very sad day. Gigaom, which many of us know and love, has shut down.
We will miss it. We will miss the writers and their insightful, often entertaining, take on the news and the impact it might have on tomorrow.
Gigaom founder Om Malik did something amazing in 2006. He turned his one-man blog into a business. He brought to it his love for technology and he engaged with the people who create it with such heart that the site sparkled.
"Gigaom’s purpose is to humanize the impact of technology," the site boasted.
It was a formula that worked for eight good years. But no more.
This evening there is a notice on Gigaom that reads:
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
And much as the Gigaom crew thanked its readers and community for its support, we thank its management, writers, conference committees and others for many years of engaging with all of us.
It was a great ride!