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Abacus
Screenshot
Abacus website as of April 12, 2018
Type of site
Technology news
Available inEnglish
OwnerSouth China Morning Post
EditorRavi Hiranand
Websitewww.abacusnews.com
CommercialYes
LaunchedFebruary 5, 2018; 2 years ago (2018-02-05)
Current statusOnline

Abacus is a multimedia news website covering technology in China for a US audience[1][2]. Based in Hong Kong, it publishes news on major tech companies, startups, government policy, science, games, as well as product reviews.

History[edit]

The website was launched in 2018 by the South China Morning Post, an English-language newspaper in Hong Kong[3]. Executive Producer Ravi Hiranand, who left CNN International to found the team, wrote in the site’s mission statement:

Abacus is all about China tech for the rest of the world...we aim to go beyond the headlines to bring you a deeper context, breaking down who the big players are in China's tech scene and how they rose to prominence.

Abacus (Website) executive producer Ravi Hiranand, February 5, 2018[4]

As of April 2018, the team had three staff writers, a video specialist and a motion graphics designer.

Design[edit]

The website’s logo is an abacus, an ancient calculating tool.

Content[edit]

The site is divided into seven sections:

  • Big Guns covers news on all of China’s major tech companies.
  • Start-Ups covers emerging companies in China’s tech scene
  • Digital Life covers everything on the minds of Chinese internet users, from viral trends to the Great Firewall
  • Future Tech offers a sneak peek at new products and technologies in the pipeline
  • Reviewed offers expert appraisals of the latest consumer gadgets
  • Tried & Tested puts apps and gadgets head to head to see which works better
  • Who Is & What Is provides in-depth profiles of the biggest names in China tech

The site publishes a "Best of Abacus" newsletter that highlights the top stories of the week.

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