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ReadWrite (originally ReadWriteWeb or RWW) is a Web technology blog launched in 2003. RW covers Web 2.0 and Web technology in general, and provides industry news, reviews, and analysis. Founded by Richard MacManus,[2] Technorati ranked ReadWriteWeb at number 12 in its list of top 100 blogs worldwide, as of October 9, 2010.[3] MacManus is based in Lower Hutt, New Zealand,[4] but the officers and writers of RW work from diverse locations, including Portland, Oregon.[5] Around September or October 2008, The New York Times technology section began syndicating RW content online.[6][7] RW also has many international channels such as France, Spain, Brazil, and China.

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Type of site
Web technology blog
Available inEnglish
OwnerWearable World
EditorOwen Thomas
Alexa rankIncrease 533,611 (October 2017)[1]
Current statusActive

RW was acquired by SAY Media in 2011.[8]

On October 22, 2012, RWW redesigned their website, rebranded as ReadWrite & hired Daniel Lyons as the new editor-in-chief.[9] Dan Lyons has since left ReadWrite on March 20, 2013.[10] Owen Thomas is the present Editor-In-Chief of ReadWrite.[11]

SAY Media sold ReadWrite to Wearable World in February 2015.[12]

In June 2015, the company announced a crowd funding campaign.[13]

Editor In ChiefEdit

Editor-In-Chief Editor From Editor To
Richard McManus 2003 2012
Daniel Lyons 2012 2013
Owen Thomas 2013 2016
Trevor Curwin 2016 2017
Clayton Jacobs[14] 2017 2018

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2017-10-07.
  2. ^ Bond, Georgina (August 18, 2008). "Richard McManus – the most influential Kiwi online". The New Zealand Herald.
  3. ^ "top 100 blogs". Technorati. Archived from the original on 2011-06-06.
  4. ^ "Kiwi blog lord picked up by NY Times". The New Zealand Herald. September 24, 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-16.
  5. ^ About ReadWriteWeb Accessed April 7, 2010
  6. ^ Goel, Vindu (September 23, 2008). "Tech News 2.0 at The Times". The New York Times.
  7. ^ MacManus, Richard. "New York Times Syndicates ReadWriteWeb". ReadWriteWeb. Archived from the original on 2009-02-22.
  8. ^ "". Retrieved 2013-09-26. External link in |title= (help)
  9. ^ "ReadWriteWeb relaunches as ReadWrite, and nabs Fake Steve Jobs as Editor-in-Chief". The Next Web. Retrieved October 22, 2012.
  10. ^ "Why I hired the Fake Steve Jobs: HubSpot Blog".
  11. ^ "Interviewing ReadWrite's Editor Owen Thomas". Ranky. Retrieved February 8, 2014.
  12. ^ Castillo, Michelle. "SAY Media Unloads Its Websites to Focus on Tech". AdWeek. Retrieved 2015-03-10.
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