Type of site
|Owner||South China Morning Post|
|Launched||February 5, 2018|
Abacus is a multimedia news website covering technology in China for a US audience. Based in Hong Kong, it publishes news on major tech companies, startups, government policy, science, games, as well as product reviews.
The website was launched in 2018 by the South China Morning Post, an English-language newspaper in Hong Kong. Executive Producer Ravi Hiranand, who left CNN International to found the team, wrote in the site’s mission statement:
Abacus (Website) executive producer Ravi Hiranand, February 5, 2018
As of April 2018, the team had three staff writers, a video specialist and a motion graphics designer.
The website’s logo is an abacus, an ancient calculating tool.
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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