In a Skype interview at TechCrunch Disrupt, Om Malik, founder of GigaOm, discussed his company’s recent $6 million round.
“We are building a more analysis and research-driven business with a totally different point of view [from a blog like TechCrunch]. We’re going away from the whole page view model and focusing on paid content,” he says.
He says the company is not pivoting because the advertising-based content model online is dying. Rather, the paid content model compliments it.
When asked if Om felt he had one-upped Mike Arrington, Om replied: “No…kumbaya.”