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The blog was founded in 2003 by New Zealand resident Richard MacManus, who remains its editor. MacManus fully owned the blog until December 2011, when he sold it to SAY Media of San Francisco. He began blogging full-time in 2005. The blog generates revenue through advertising, researched reports and events.
Since 2008, the blog has had a syndication partnership with The New York Times. The site also has editions devoted to France, Spain, Brazil and China, as well as sites dedicated to enterprise, business, startups and cloud computing. ReadWrite has no central office, with employees working from around the world using cloud-based tools.
DocumentCloud is a project that uses collaborative methods to host and organize primary-source documents. DocumentCloud was initially an independent, nonprofit organization that was founded through a partnership between The New York Times and ProPublica. The two groups received a two-year grant of $719,500 through the 2009 Knight News Challenge to start up the project. The…