San Francisco – (The Hosting News) – March 21, 2006 – Blog software and services provider, Six Apart, has partnered with Chinese blog and hosting company, Bokee.
Under their agreement, Bokee will
localize and distribute Movable Type, Six Apart’s web publishing
platform, to Chinese businesses and educational institutions, beginning in Q2.
According to the company, Movable Type has a user-friendly interface where employees don’t have to rely on web designers or IT professionals to create weblogs. They can design and maintain weblogs that are scalable and customizable.
Barak Berkowitz, Chief Executive Officer at Six Apart commented, ”We’re excited about the Bokee partnership because it helps us achieve Six Apart’s goal of bringing blogging to businesses around the globe. China’s leading blog hosting company is now our partner, distributing our flagship business blogging platform. This means businesses in China, Japan, Europe and the United States all have access to Movable Type through Six Apart or local distributors, enabling blogging as an essential part of their communications.”
Fang Xingdong, Chairman and CEO of Bokee added, ”Six Apart has the best blogging products in the world and I believe Movable Type can bring great value to our customers. Six Apart is the one of our most important partners in helping us reach our ultimate business goal of enabling blogging for all kinds of customers in China.”
Anil Dash, Vice President of Professional Products at Six Apart commented, ”There are an estimated 15 million blogs in China, most of them written by individuals. We believe business blogging in China will also grow, becoming as enthusiastically embraced in China as it is in Japan, where Movable Type is the de facto standard for business blogging. Movable Type’s support for Chinese language blogging now gives Chinese businesses a first-rate choice for installable blogging tools.”
To learn more about Six Apart, please visit: www.sixapart.com.