GigaOm was founded as a company in 2006 by Om Malik, who had been running his personal blog under that name for years prior.
The site made money from its events, and a premium version of the site that offered specialised research and reports for professionals. Its audience was in the range of five million readers every month. GigaOm had snapped up other online media operations, most notably PaidContent in 2012.
Its loss comes just over a month after the announced end of another thoughtful, widely respected blog that began as a one-man operation, The Daily Dish. The news came as a shock to many in the tight-knit tech journalism community. GigaOm was still very much a going concern; it had added its analysis to the Apple Watch launch as recently as Monday morning. It was tweeting out news stories as recently as ten minutes before word of its closure dropped.