Om Malik=Branded Media

Forget small technology start-ups–finally VCs are willing to fork their money over to high-class tech bloggers, the new branded media moguls.
Now, right on the heels of TechCrunch turning 1, ValleyWag reports that Om Malik has left the virtual Biz 2.0 building for his own happy yurt, one filled with cash from True Ventures.
Steve Rubel advises Om–sell research! Rafat Ali sends kisses. Matt Ingram marvels.
Don’t you love the idea of solo bloggers/editors/writers becoming as powerful–and perhaps as successful–as those screen writer turned director types?