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Google betas Arabic blogging service

Google Blogger web log platform launched in Arabic for beta testing

Google has released its popular blogging platform in Arabic, the company announced today.

The Blogger platform, Google's own tool set to enable web users to create their own web logs, is available now as a beta test in Arabic.

The company also announced that it will be the official sponsor of the Morocco Blog Awards and the Blogotour in Morocco. Blogotour is a five day, five city tour of Morocco which is intended to encourage local communities to start blogging. The finale of the tour will be the award ceremony for the Morocco Blog Awards.

Yasmina Brihi, Marketing Manager for Middle East and North Africa said: "It's great to reach out to the Arabic-language community with the launch of Blogger in Arabic. Working with Blogotour is a great fit for us, because both Blogotour and Google are interested in fostering the growth of the Arabic-language blogging community. There's a great deal of interest in and excitement about blogging in Arabic on the internet, as this tour shows."

"We're really excited to be launching blogger in Arabic," said Siobhan Quinn, Product Manager at Google. "Blogger's always been about allowing people to communicate, connect with each other, and share ideas in an easily accessible way; it's great to bring this platform to this community."

Google plans to update the enhance Blogger Arabic over the coming year.

For more information on Blogger in Arabic, see www.blogger.com.