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Web address
Type of site
Web technology blog
Registration None
Available in English
Owner Wearable World
Editor Owen Thomas
Launched 2003
Alexa rank
400,612 (April 2014)[1]
Current status Active

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] RW was ranked #10 in the Techmeme leaderboards as of October 9, 2010.[4] MacManus is based in Lower Hutt, New Zealand,[5] but the officers and writers of RW work from diverse locations, including Portland, Oregon.[6] Around September or October 2008, the New York Times technology section began syndicating RW content online.[7][8] RW also has many international channels such as France, Spain, Brazil, and China.

RW was acquired by SAY Media in 2011.[9]

On October 22, 2012, RWW redesigned their website, rebranded as ReadWrite & hired Daniel Lyons as the new editor-in-chief.[10] Dan Lyons has since left ReadWrite on March 20, 2013.[11] Owen Thomas is the present Editor-In-Chief of ReadWrite.[12]

SAY Media sold ReadWrite to Wearable World in February 2015.[13]

In June 2015, the company announced a crowd funding campaign.[14]

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  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ Bond, Georgina (August 18, 2008). "Richard McManus – the most influential Kiwi online". The New Zealand Herald. 
  3. ^ "top 100 blogs". Technorati. 
  4. ^ "Techmeme Leaderboard". Techmeme. 
  5. ^ "Kiwi blog lord picked up by NY Times". The New Zealand Herald. September 24, 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-16. 
  6. ^ About ReadWriteWeb Accessed April 7, 2010
  7. ^ Goel, Vindu (September 23, 2008). "Tech News 2.0 at The Times". The New York Times. 
  8. ^ MacManus, Richard. "New York Times Syndicates ReadWriteWeb". ReadWriteWeb. 
  9. ^ "". Retrieved 2013-09-26.  External link in |title= (help)
  10. ^ "ReadWriteWeb relaunches as ReadWrite, and nabs Fake Steve Jobs as Editor-in-Chief". The Next Web. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Why I hired the Fake Steve Jobs: HubSpot Blog". 
  12. ^ "Interviewing ReadWrite's Editor Owen Thomas". Ranky. Retrieved February 8, 2014. 
  13. ^ Castillo, Michelle. "SAY Media Unloads Its Websites to Focus on Tech". AdWeek. Retrieved 2015-03-10. 
  14. ^

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