IDG Consumer & SMB Launches TechHive.com; Redesigns Macworld and PCWorld Sites
San Francisco, CA, October 1, 2012 – IDG Consumer & SMB, home to popular tech brands Macworld and PCWorld, announced today the launch of TechHive.com. Created by a team both passionate and expert on consumer technology, TechHive offers analysis, insight, and conversation to an audience of enthusiasts who build their lives around technology.
For the Love of Tech
Featuring high-impact visuals, custom infographics, and compelling videos, TechHive.com has been designed for anyone who truly loves phones, tablets, cameras, HDTVs, apps, and gadgets. The site will cover every “next big thing” that comes to market regardless of the platform. A robust product database will give users access to product information on hundreds of products. The site’s “compare” feature enables tech buyers to get the specs they need to make informed purchase decisions anytime, anywhere. The new site aims to reach the growing, broader base of tech enthusiasts, with a focus on the 18-34 age demographic.
With the launch of TechHive, the redesigned PCWorld and Macworld sites will have a clear editorial focus on “Power to the PC” and “Apple to the Core.”
"TechHive lets us reach new audiences with the same practical technology reviews, news, tips, and advice that PCWorld and Macworld have always excelled at," says Jason Snell, VP/ Editorial Director. "Not only does this new brand let us spread our wings and cover the broader realm of technology products, but it lets us focus Macworld and PCWorld even more on being the go-to brands for Apple and PC/Windows ecosystem coverage."
Multi-Site Publishing Platform a Media Game Changer
In the past year, IDG Consumer & SMB has built a state of the art publishing platform based on HTML5, responsive design, and in-house applications. This new platform powers TechHive as well as the redesigned PCWorld and Macworld sites. With the new platform, PCWorld and Macworld can deliver the latest news, reviews and how-to-stories to their respective audiences on any screen. For all three brands, content is automatically presented in the most visually compelling format for smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers.