About

Richard MacManusI’m the Chief Product Officer at Newsroom, one of New Zealand’s leading independent news websites.

In January 2018 I launched Blocksplain, a blog focused on blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Prior to that I founded ReadWriteWeb and built it into one of the world’s most influential technology news sites. I was CEO and Editor-in-Chief from 2003-2012.

Column:

I write a weekly tech column at Newsroom. Follow me on Twitter or Facebook to be notified of new articles.

Books:

I’ve written two books since leaving ReadWriteWeb:

  • My debut book Trackers, about how technology is helping us monitor and improve our health, was published in December 2014.
  • My science fiction novel Presence, about the future of Virtual Reality, was published in September 2016.

Blog:

I occasionally post to my personal blog. Subscribe to my RSS feed for updates.