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Outblaze Announces New Portal Services

Outblaze has announced the implementation of two new global services for all free Outblaze co-branded Web sites.

The new services -- Community Homepage Builder and Greeting Cards -- allow end-users of Outblaze co-branded products to access, manage, and edit one homepage per user account, and to send electronic greeting cards from the same account. Both services are free of charge.

"By adding these components to our suite of portal products, we are introducing more value-added services to the Web sites that use our technology, and of course to the accounts of end users," said Yat Siu, founder and chief executive officer of Outblaze.

Outblaze has signed up over 20,000 Web sites and over 3 million user members since the beginning of this year.

Any user with an account on a free Outblaze co-branded Web site is entitled to an integrated home page system in addition to existing products such as e-mail, message boards, calendars, and so forth. These Web hosting facilities include multilingual implementation, an online real time HTML editor, and 20 megabytes of disk space.

Webmasters of Powered by Outblaze web sites can now offer electronic greeting cards on their web sites; the cards have no fixed design, allowing webmasters to customize designs. End-users of a particular site will be presented with a selection of cards on specific topics commissioned by their webmasters, reinforcing the concept of the affinity group, or vertical portal.