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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.
The Batavian is an online local news organization run by Howard Owens in Batavia, N.Y. The site was launched in May 2008 by the newspaper chain GateHouse Media as an experiment in online-only local journalism. Owens, who helped start the site as a GateHouse executive, left the company to take the Batavian over in February…