• 2007-10-29

GMO Hosting & Security Supports Newspaper Blog Community Project

Tokyo – October 29, 2007 – GMO Hosting & Security hosting brand, RapidSite, is providing the VPS Hosting service free to Newspaper Blog, an information literacy and media literacy program for elementary school students by Six Apart Inc. and the Ryoichi Matsuno Laboratory at the Chuo University Faculty of Policy Studies. The initiative is part of the GMO Internet Group companyfs community support effort. GMO-HS supports the improvement of childrenfs information literacy through the Newspaper Blog project. GMO-HS is a GMO Internet Group company.
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The Newspaper Blog Project
The Newspaper Blog project by Six Apart and Matsuno Laboratory aims to promote information literacy and media literacy education among elementary school students. Six Apart and Matsuno Laboratory jointly developed the software for elementary schools and now encourage the creation of newspaper blogs. By having students conduct their own interviews and research, write and create their own blog, the program aims to foster an interest in world news, teach critical thinking and develop software skills.@
The initiative began in March 2007 in two schools. The software developed for the project received a Good Design Award and has been widely acclaimed. Organizers aim to expand the program right throughout the country.

GMO-HS Participation
GMO-HS is helping to expand the Newspaper Blog project. Hosting brand, RapidSite is providing free-of-charge the RV-7 Series VPS Hosting Service for stable operation of the blog software and large capacity storage. The RV-7 Series is a flexible, stable, scalable solution; it is the ideal blogging environment for a program that covers elementary schools nationwide.
GMO-HS and Rapid Site support information literacy in elementary schools.

Related Links (All links are to Japanese language sites unless otherwise indicated)
Newspaper Blog Project: http://newspaper-blog.jp/
Six Apart: http://www.sixapart.jp/
Movable Type Enterprise Newspaper Blog:http://http://www.sixapart.jp/movabletype/mte/newspaper-blog/
Ryoichi Matsuno Laboratory: http://blog.matsuno-lab.com/
RapidSite: http://www.rapidsite.jp/
RV-7 Series: http://www.rapidsite.jp/product/vps/rv7/

RV-7 Series
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GMO Hosting & Security Inc.
One of Japan's leading hosting providers, GMO Hosting & Security has been providing a diverse range of hosting services through the two brands iSLE and RapidSite since it was first established in 1997. While hosting services are the core of our business we also provide a range of Internet solution products such as electronic authentication certificates and hosting service OEM to ISP and web hosting companies. In November 2006 we received the ISMS (Information Security Management System) International Standard ISO/IEC27001:2005 and JIS Q 27001:2006 Certification.

Media Inquiries
GMO Hosting & Security INC. Corporate Planning Department
E-mail: pr@gmo-hs.com
GMO Internet Inc. Group PR Team
E-mail: pr@gmo.jp

The GMO Internet Group
The GMO Internet Group is a leading force in the Internet industry offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of Internet services in Japan. We hold top domestic market shares in domain registration, web hosting and payment processing and we provide a host of other services including e-commerce solutions and Internet advertising to individual and corporate customers. Striving to redefine the industry and foster a vibrant Internet culture, the GMO Internet Group is continuously working to inspire enthusiasm in our customers and put smiles on their faces.

GMO Hosting & Security INC.

Company Name GMO Hosting & Security INC.<http://www.gmo-hs.com/eng/>
(TSE Mothers Market Code: 3788)
Address Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
CEO Mitsuru Aoyama
Business Description - Web hosting service
- Internet security
Capital 904,650,000 YEN


GMO Internet Inc.

Company Name GMO Internet Inc.<http://www.gmo.jp/en>
(TSE First Section Code: 9449)
Address Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
CEO Masatoshi Kumagai
Business Description - Internet Use Support (Infrastructure)
- Internet Advertising Support (Media)
Capital 9,651,750,000 YEN

*All information in this document is correct at the time of release. Please be aware that it is subject to change as a result of events occurring after the release date.