About ReadWrite

ReadWriteWeb was founded on April 20, 2003, by Richard MacManus and was relaunched as ReadWrite on Oct. 22, 2012. It is now one of the most widely read and respected tech news sites in the world. To contact ReadWrite about new Web technologies, apps or services, please email us.

ReadWrite Team

Owen Thomas
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.

David Hamilton
Senior Editor
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.

Taylor Hatmaker
Before joining ReadWrite, 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. 

Selena Larson
Staff Writer
Selena covers the social beat and is curious about how technology is shaping our world. Before joining ReadWrite, she was a freelancer contributing to VentureBeat, AZ Tech Beat and SheKnows. In addition to technology, she enjoys examining the human condition and has created award-winning multimedia pieces including Child Slaves of West Africa and Scars of War. A recent transplant from Arizona, she is desperately in need of more jackets.

Adriana Lee
Staff Writer
Prior to ReadWrite, Adriana was the lifestyle editor at TechnoBuffalo and PhoneDog. She has covered consumer technology, digital culture, retail, the performing arts, food, fashion, pop culture and other topics, and her work has appeared in Time magazine, the Philadelphia Inquirer and various trade and lifestyle publications. When she's not working, she indulges her two primary obsessions — "food hacking" and tricking out her bicycle.

Dan Rowinski
Mobile Editor
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. 

Dave Smith
News Editor
Dave Smith oversees news coverage for ReadWrite from New York and contributes his own reporting on a wide variety of topics. With eight years of journalism experience working across a diverse range of media, including newspapers, online news sites, magazines, TV and radio, his work has been published in Newsweek, Forbes, ABC News, USA TODAY, Business Insider, Inc. Magazine, The International Business Times, NPR, and others.

Richard MacManus
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


Brian Proffitt
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.

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