"Mr. Ali said that Gigaom likely raised too much money for a company that was unlikely to drive the kind of audience hyper-growth of a BuzzFeed or Vox Media.Gigaom Shuts Down in Crowded Tech Media Landscape - Digits - WSJ
The site has long done a good job covering specialized areas, from clean tech to enterprise businesses, but getting a large audience and keeping up with the competition proved difficult.
The traffic figures speak to this. Gigaom received about 2 million unique visitors in January, down 10% from the year-earlier period, according to comScore. Over the same time period, competitors like Mashable, TechCrunch and Business Insider have drawn in almost 50% more unique visitors, comScore says."
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Gigaom Shuts Down in Crowded Tech Media Landscape - Digits - WSJ
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