Yahoo Offers Movable Type for Bloggers

eWeek has details of a new partnership between Yahoo Web Hosting and Movable Type.

Yahoo will effectively act as the preferred provider of Movable Type for small business users…

…provides customers with a unique Web address, blogging tools and business-class e-mail services with spam and virus protections for less than $12 a month.

From the release:

“Blogging is quickly moving into the mainstream as companies grow their businesses by using blogs for marketing purposes, for internal workgroups and even for content management,� said Anil Dash, Six Apart’s vice president of professional products. “By partnering with Yahoo! and customizing Movable Type specifically for their environment, we have created the best Movable Type experience on the web. Professionals now have an easy way to install, customize and expand their Movable Type weblogs, all hosted and managed by the recognized leader in website and blog hosting.�