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Richard MacManus
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Author & Tech Columnist; Founder of ReadWrite
Author & Tech Columnist; Founder of ReadWrite

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I'm thrilled to announce the publication of my second book, Presence. It's a novel about the future of #VirtualReality. BUY NOW from Amazon as an ebook or paperback: http://amzn.to/2du0KLF

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My latest column explores #autonomouscars and #carshare, two tech trends that will converge as soon as 2020 according to one car sharing startup I talked to.

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This week's column reports on Techweek, a celebration of local innovation. Features interviews with the CEOs of NZTech and Future Realities, and Mike & Raj from the Access Granted podcast.

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#VirtualReality was supposed to revolutionise movies and transform our home entertainment systems, but so far Hollywood is unimpressed. My latest tech column...

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This week's column looks at whether #smartcities is more than just a trendy term. I spoke with an ex-IBM Smart Cities exec plus a passionate (but frustrated) tech advocate in the Christchurch rebuild.

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In my tech column this week, I explore the local #FinTech ecosystem:

"...it wouldn’t surprise me if the next TradeMe in this country comes from the FinTech sector. Just as TradeMe was the eBay of New Zealand, perhaps a young Kiwi startup will become our Alipay."

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In this week's tech column, I look into why we in the West are so reluctant to use Apple Pay and similar mobile payment apps. And where is Facebook's mobile payment solution?

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The blog I founded turns 14 today. That made me reflect on what made blogging so special, and what's missing from today's Social Web. So of course I wrote a blog post...

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In my column this week, I spoke to two #3Dprinting entrepreneurs. I wanted to find out if 3D printing is getting uptake. It certainly is with kids, leading me to ask: is 3D printing this generation’s BASIC computing?

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We're now in a world where both the US and China have highly protectionist trade policies. So in my Newsroom column this week, I talk to Xero CEO Rod Drury about how to compete when globalisation (not to mention TPP) is a dirty word.
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