Gigaom Winding Down, sorry to see

A good friend passed on the word that Gigaom is winding down.  Om Malik posted on the ending of Gigaom.

Gigaom is winding down and its assets are now controlled by the company’s lenders. It is not how you want the story of a company you founded to end.

Every founder starts on a path — hopeful and optimistic, full of desire to build something that helps change the world for the better, reshape an industry and hopefully become independent, both metaphorically and financially. Business, much like life, is not a movie and not everyone gets to have a story book ending.

Coincidentally, I have been winding down my work with Gigaom as I work on other projects that require more of my time. These other projects made it hard to spend time as a Gigaom analyst. 

The Gigaom people who I kept in touch with mainly were the writers that I have been lucky to have many stimulating conversations. I am going to miss the chats with Barb, Katie, Jonathan, and Stacey.

And I am going to miss the staff at Gigaom and Magnify Communications who supported the Gigaom events.  Clare, David, Jill, Erin, and so many  more.