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Om Malik Is Ready for His Close-Up

What is Om Malik going to announce at his party tomorrow night at the M. H. de Young Museum in San Francisco?


Valleywag wanted to know what the well-known tech blogger was up to, so we will tell them: an online television interview and analysis show on Revision3 called “The GigaOm Show.”

Along with tech lawyer Joyce Kim (who is also sister-in-law to Jason Calacanis), the weekly show will be 10-minute talks with various tech CEOs and start-up entrepreneurs.

Malik will handle the editorial and Revision3–founded by Digg founders Jay Adelson, Kevin Rose and others–will deal with production, distribution and ad sales.

The show will also appear on Malik’s site. And the first episode will premiere tomorrow night and will either be one of three interviews already in the digital can: RealNetworks’ Rob Glaser; Seagate’s Bill Watkins; or the ubiquitous entrepreneur James Hong. Sorry to miss the festivities, of course, but congrats to Malik.

One also wonders what TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington might announce at his party Friday night at August Capital. Maybe new funding, which is reportedly in place for the tech start-up bulletin board blog.

The always-cordial David Hornik of August extended an invite to that party, but I’ll be visiting Reuters, Yahoo and a spate of other Internet companies in London, you know, doing reporting.

While I hate to miss two good Silicon Valley parties, I will raise a glass to ever-expanding blog empires from some cozy pub.

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