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Owen has led a 17-year career devoted to crafting narratives and telling stories in ways that are uniquely suited to the online world, as well as managing some of the Web's best editorial teams. He has written, edited and contributed for a number of publications. Prior to joining ReadWrite, he was West Coast editor of Business Insider and founding executive editor of the Daily Dot. He has held editorial leadership roles at VentureBeat, NBC Universal and Gawker Media, where he notoriously transformed Valleywag into the Silicon Valley’s authority on tech gossip. He also spent several years at Time, Inc. and Business 2.0.
An award-winning journalist, editor, publisher and Web business consultant, he's been covering business and technology for longer than he cares to admit, holding high-level positions at AllBusiness.com, TechWeb's EnterpriseEfficiency.com, InformationWeek SMB, CNET, Electronic Entertainment, PC World, PC/Computing, High Technology Business and others. He's also been a contributing editor to the MIT Sloan Management Review and consulted for companies ranging from dot-com startups to global banks.
David Hamilton is a senior editor at ReadWrite. He has covered technology, science and business of one sort or another for an uncomfortably long time, the bulk of it at The Wall Street Journal in Tokyo and San Francisco.
Brian Proffitt is a technology expert specializing in enterprise, cloud computing and big data with 23 years of journalism and publishing experience. He is the author of 24 books on mobile technology and personal computing and an adjunct instructor at top-ranked Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. Breathing is a hobby.
Dan Rowinski joined the team in April 2011. Chef turned journalist turned tech geek, he is always willing to talk anything culinary or the intricacies of the newest smartphone. He has a BA in English from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master's degree in Journalism from Boston University. When not traversing for bleeding edge Web trends, Dan is a freelance sports writer who can often be found haunting the ballparks and arenas of Boston.
Nick is editorial assistant for ReadWrite, based in San Francisco. Prior to joining ReadWrite, Nick was a science journalist writing for Brookhaven National Lab and Popular Science, and also worked with Newsweek’s iPad team, and did content curation for the social magazine app Flipboard. He likes to spend a questionable amount of his free time competing on Xbox Live while continuously exploring the convergence of tech, science and pop culture.
New Zealander MacManus founded ReadWriteWeb in 2003 and grew his blog about the changing Internet into an international team of journalists. From the early days of blogging, social networks and YouTube to the future of machine learning, aggregate data analysis and other meta-trends, MacManus remains widely recognized as a leader in articulating what's next in technology and what it means for society at large. Look here for more information about Richard, including media citations.
Joachim Kempin is a former top executive at Microsoft. He joined Microsoft in 1983 and spent nearly 20 years at the company before retiring in 2002. He recently published a memoir of his time at the company, Resolve and Fortitude: Microsoft's `Secret Power Broker' Breaks His Silence.
Tim Devaney and Tom Stein
Tim Devaney and Tom Stein write about technology and business for a number of publications. Tim has been a senior editor at Red Herring, Industry Standard and San Francisco magazines, and editor in chief at the Berkeley Monthly. Tom has contributed to leading publications including Wired, Business 2.0, Venture Capital Journal, AllBusiness and Tennis magazine. He has also held staff-writer positions at the San Francisco Chronicle, Red Herring and InformationWeek.
Before joining ReadWriteWeb Fruzsina Eordogh covered online communities and Internet culture at the Daily Dot. Besides writing about the Web, Fruzsina has covered almost every topic under the sun, from her column at the now defunct True/Slant, to various AOL properties and local Web publications in Chicago, where she currently lives.
Cormac Foster is a writer, consultant and skeptic who finds enterprise technology more exciting than he probably should. Before coming to ReadWriteWeb, he spent time as an analyst at Jupiter Research (now part of Forrester), a writer at CNET and a business analyst. He's consulted with and written for dozens of tech companies, including Avocent, Research In Motion, Trend Micro and Veracode.
A journalist for more than 25 years, Antone Gonsalves has covered general, business and technology news for a wire service, magazines and websites. He started his career with United Press International, working as a reporter in Kansas and later as an editor in charge of news coverage in Florida and California. At the height of the Internet boom in the late '90s, Gonsalves moved to San Francisco, where he worked as a business technology reporter and editor for PC Week, InformationWeek and TechWeb. Gonsalves is also a contributing writer for Bloomberg.com and Businessweek.com.
Before joining ReadWriteWeb, Taylor was the Senior Editor of Tecca. She has a deep interest in the spaces where technology, culture and big ideas overlap. Taylor's work appears regularly on Yahoo News and has been featured on Mashable, MSNBC, Today.com and in the print edition of USA Today, among others. Taylor graduated from New York University and now lives in Portland, Oregon. When not writing about tech, she samples well-hopped local beers, thinks about science and advocates for social justice in the LGBT community.
Rieva Lesonsky is CEO of GrowBiz Media, a media company specializing in covering small businesses and entrepreneurship. A nationally known speaker and authority on entrepreneurship, Lesonsky has been covering America's entrepreneurs for more than 30 years. Before co-founding GrowBiz Media in 2008, Lesonsky was the long-time Editorial Director of Entrepreneur magazine. Lesonsky served on the Small Business Administration's National Advisory Council for six years, and was honored by the SBA as a Small Business Media Advocate and a Woman in Business Advocate. The Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization honored her for helping drive "the entrepreneurial revolution in secondary education." The ASBDC awarded her a "Champion of Small Business" award. And in 2011 she was named one of the nation's Top 100 Small Business Influencers.
Christina Ortiz is a freelance journalist focusing on technology and human interaction. She also writes for Discovery News and has a BA in Journalism and Media Studies from Rutgers University. When not knee deep in tech news, you'll usually find Christina reading, working out or globetrotting with her husband.
Adam Popescu has written on technology, social media, green business, eco-travel, politics, arts culture, and sports for publications that include Marketplace Radio, LA Weekly, and Los Angeles Time Community Newspapers. He has also directed social media and managed brands for major news organizations and tech startups. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Adam received a bachelor of arts in creative writing from Pitzer College, and a master of arts degree in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. His mixed media comic book collage art has been exhibited in galleries both locally and internationally, and is currently displayed by comic book legend Stan Lee in his Beverly Hills office.
David Strom has held editorial management positions for numerous print and Web publications and was the founding editor-in-chief for Network Computing magazine and DigitalLanding.com. He has more than 30 years of IT and tech journalism experience and has written two books on computer networking. He lives in St. Louis and is married with three children.
John Paul Titlow
John Paul Titlow has been writing for ReadWriteWeb since June 2011. Prior to that, he managed digital publishing for a weekly newspaper in Philadelphia, where he resides. His areas of focus include the future of music and entertainment, the ongoing online copyright wars and Apple.
Eliot Weisberg joined the SAY Media team in November 2010. Eliot began his career with Apple, developing and delivering technology workshops in the flagship San Francisco Store. He has a BA in Film Theory and Production from Vassar College in Poughkeepise, N.Y. When not scouring the Bay Area for culinary delights, Eliot is a freelance filmmaker with a passion for aerial and underwater photography.
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