I was very surprised tonight to see that SiliconBeat had the drop on info that I’ve known for about a month or so but have kept my mouth locked tight about, simply because I didn’t know when he was going to announce it. My main man Om Malik is leaving Business 2.0 magazine and building out his well-known website GigaOM with a ton of new features. Back in the Winter I wrote about the design process for his current site since I was the designer, and I’m extremely proud to say that I am working on a brand new look for his site (and other upcoming GigaOM hotness) as we speak. Like Om said to Matt Marshall, the new site’s focus will be on bringing more interactivity and more value to his already fantastic broadband and tech industry coverage. Om’s site is already one of the leading Silicon Valley news destinations, and with the new features and focus I’m positive it will only become more useful and influential.
Congrats to Om and our friends at True Ventures for making this happen, because big things are ahead!
UPDATE: Om has the “scoop” at his blog and discusses the plusses and minuses behind his decision.