Austin-based internet startup Knowingly Corp. has announced that it has acquired a portion of the assets of Gigaom, including the gigaom.com website and content library. The company plans to relaunch the site on August 15, 2015.
Guiding the relaunch is tech entrepreneur and author Byron Reese, who describes Gigaom as, “second to none in what it does.” He adds, “We are excited to be a chapter of the Gigaom story and look forward to continuing its mission of ‘humanizing the impact of technology.’”
“We live at what I believe is the great turning point of all of human history, and that is being driven in large part by the technologies we are creating. This new world we are making will not just be more prosperous, but it will be more fair and more just than any time in the past,” says Reese, echoing the theme of his book, Infinite Progress: How the Internet and technology will end ignorance, disease, poverty, hunger and war. He adds, “Gigaom will continue documenting this transformation and the technologies which are driving it.”
While the Gigaom website is currently available online for viewing, updates will not begin until August 15th. Founded in 2006 by Om Malik, GigaOm began as a technology blog and soon grew to become one of the industry’s most respected sources for tech-related news, events and research. Financial issues led to the closing of the website in March 2015.