GigaOM Names Dan Silmore SVP, Product and Marketing

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AllBusiness and MarketWatch Executive Brings More than 15 Years of Online Media and Marketing Experience to One of the Web's Leading Technology Media Companies

The company's unique formula of building communities and uniting innovators and partners through online media, events and research has taken off in the industry. There is an enormous opportunity for GigaOM to achieve even greater success as a true new media enterprise.

The GigaOM Network, one of the premier technology media companies, today announced the appointment of Dan Silmore as Senior Vice President of Product and Marketing. Mr. Silmore brings more than 15 years of marketing and online media management experience to GigaOM.

Most recently, he served as Vice President of Marketing at AllBusiness.com, where he helped grow the business from a startup to its successful $55 million sale to Dun & Bradstreet. He then helped create a new online media group called D&B Digital, formed from the integration of AllBusiness with Hoover's Online. Prior to AllBusiness, he served as general manager of MarketWatch Inc.'s network of consumer web sites, including MarketWatch.com, BigCharts.com and VirtualStockExchange.com. He also contributed to the successful sale of MarketWatch to Dow Jones for more than $500 million. Mr. Silmore will report to Paul Walborsky, CEO of The GigaOM Network, and will be responsible for all marketing, product development and product management for the company.

"I am thrilled to have Dan join us during this exciting time at GigaOM," said Walborsky. "He has been working in the online media industry since the market began and his experience will be invaluable as we continue to grow our company. His previous success with paid content offerings will be particularly helpful as we expand our GigaOM Pro research product as a leading example of disruption and monetization in this new media era."

Silmore started his career in 1991 as an account manager with PNC Financial Services Group in Pittsburgh and Chicago. He moved on to Wells Fargo & Co. in 1994, where he was most recently Vice President of e-Commerce Marketing in the company's Business Internet Services division. In 2000, Mr. Silmore became director of consumer marketing for the CBS HealthWatch site of Medscape, Inc. He then spent five years with MarketWatch in San Francisco where he was responsible for the strategic and financial management of the destination web sites, paid content strategy, project management, business intelligence and marketing.

"I look forward to contributing to the ongoing growth of GigaOM," said Silmore. "The company's unique formula of building communities and uniting innovators and partners through online media, events and research has taken off in the industry. There is an enormous opportunity for GigaOM to achieve even greater success as a true new media enterprise."

About The GigaOM Network         
The GigaOM Network is a leading provider of publications and events for the technology and entrepreneurial markets worldwide. Founded by award-winning journalist Om Malik, The GigaOM Network is an online publishing company whose network of news sites reaches more than 3 million readers worldwide and provides news and insight on the developments disrupting the world of technology. The GigaOM Network includes seven award-winning sites: GigaOM covers the business of broadband, VoIP, infrastructure, mobile and wireless; WebWorkerDaily covers the future of work in a web world; NewTeeVee covers the business of online video; Earth2Tech covers the business of green technology; OStatic is a web application, news site and community looking at open-source solutions for business; jkOnTheRun offers news and insight on mobile devices; and TheAppleBlog is a leading source of information for Apple users. The GigaOM Network also produces industry-leading events, including annual conferences: Structure, Mobilize, NewTeeVee Live and Green:Net.

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