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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 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 leaders.

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.



Om Malik,senior writer for Business 2.0 magazine in San Francisco