GigaOm was founded in 2006 and is currently the leading independent voice on emerging technologies and media disruption. Their online news network has an audience of 5.5 million monthly unique readers who all rely on its definitive coverage of cloud, mobile, cleantech, consumer web and media. GigaOm has now decided to focus it’s attention on European technology with the launch of gigaom.com/europe, providing breaking news and analysis on European startups, venture capital, digital media, mobile, broadband, and emerging technologies.
Europe has long been an important market for GigaOM, and with its recent acquisition of paidContent, the company has even more
local resources to cover European technology with greater depth. With the launch of GigaOM’s Europe channel, centers of innovation such as London and Berlin will receive the same level of insightful coverage as their American counterparts. GigaOM will provide readers with smart analysis, deep context, and thorough reporting on the most compelling new technologies, companies and personalities emerging from Europe and how they are impacting global innovation.
Structure: Europe 2012
The company also announced it will host Structure:Europe 2012, a European version of its flagship cloud computing conference on October 16-17 in Amsterdam. The Structure:Europe conference meets a regional demand for a high-level forum around opportunities and innovation in cloud computing.
“Nowadays, when an app or new technology launches, it launches internationally and has to compete on that level,” said Bobbie Johnson, Europe editor for GigaOM. “Europe is ahead of the curve in so many technology sectors, especially those impacted by cloud computing, so it just made sense for us to launch a channel and an event focused on European innovation.”
Johnson, a veteran reporter and editor who has written for The Guardian, The BBC and others, is joined at the launch by senior editor Robert Andrews, who previously headed paidContent:UK, as well as David Meyer in Germany. Top innovators from Europe and Silicon Valley will join GigaOM editors to debate topics such as big data, PaaS, green cloud initiatives and global regulation. GigaOM Pro analysts who cover the European cloud market will also present overviews of the hottest sectors, key trends, and opportunities to watch.
Europe is home to a vibrant technology industry, with world-leading companies in mobile, digital media, cloud technology, and e-commerce. The GigaOM Europe channel and the first annual Structure:Europe conference will deliver unparallelled insight into the next generation of companies emerging from important cities like London, Berlin, Moscow and Paris.