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Blist Goes Global

New International Character Support, Enhanced Group and Community Capabilities, and Helpful Video Tutorials Empower Everyday Users Around the World to Embrace Online Social Databases

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - April 21, 2008) - Blist (, the world's easiest database, today announced that the company is going global to meet the growing demand for its free social databases worldwide. With new support for international characters such as accent marks in French or non-English letters in Norwegian as well as non-Roman languages such as Japanese Kanji or Hindi, and even non-alphabetic languages such as Mandarin Chinese, Blist can now make its online social database available anywhere across the globe to help mainstream users create and maintain a fully featured relational database. Driving the cloud-based database model to new heights, Blist also announced new group- and community-based collaboration capabilities as well as video tutorials to help everyday users embrace a growing trend of moving data onto the Web and off personal computers.

"Around thirty percent of Blist users come from outside the United States and there's a growing demand to move more and more data online, throughout the world," said Kevin Merritt, CEO of Blist. "With each new release, Blist gets one step closer to liberating people, and data, from the shackles of desktop spreadsheets and SQL databases and democratizing data through intuitive and social cloud-based computing."

Blist Evolves to Meet User Needs

The latest set of enhancements exemplifies Blist's commitment to providing the most intuitive and comprehensive online social database:

     International Character Support Grows Global User Base
     With support for international characters, and non-English languages,
     Blist can now be easily used by and shared with users from around the
     world including Japan, China, and more.

     Blist Activity Dashboard Tells You More
     The latest newsfeed feature gives users not only a snapshot of what's
     going on in the larger Blist community but can also track activity
     within their own contact network.

     Send Your Blist to One or Send to Many
     Previously, users could share Blists with contacts and colleagues;
     now users can set up defined groups for shared Blists, lenses, and
     controlled permissions.

     Video Tutorials Show You How
     Take a tour of what Blist has to offer with new tutorials that provide
     tips on how to make the most of the Blist online social database and
     get up and running quickly; the first video in the series is entitled,
     "How To Get Started."

About Blist

Blist is revolutionizing how consumers create, share, and utilize the information that's important to them with the industry's first online social database service for consumers and small businesses. Blist delivers unprecedented ease of use through a new visual and intuitive user interface that outshines others in the database market. Only Blist makes it easy for anyone to create private or collaborative databases for anything ranging from the personal to the professional. For more information, visit

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