On March 9, Apple unveiled the Apple Watch. Media sites flooded the internet with coverage of Tim Cook's every utterance. Thousands of words were dedicated to drooling over or hating on the shiny piece of metal that will change this world.
Among those media sites was Gigaom, a pioneering technology blog founded by Om Malik in 2006.
Nine years later, Malik had stepped aside from the day-to-day operations. I was a part of the editorial team carrying on its legacy as a niche, but informative part of the tech media scene.
Hours after Tim Cook left the stage just blocks from our office, I got an email that we had an all-hands meeting that afternoon.
By the end of the day, I typed out the words "Gigaom recently became unable to pay its creditors in full at this time...."
Gigaom, like many media companies before it, had shut down.