(BLACK PR WIRE)(March 19, 2009) SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Blackbird, the only internet browser designed for the African American consumer, allows instant access to Black related content, news, stories, videos and commentary.
As America embraces our first Black president, African American cultural content is more than just interesting; it is a necessary business tool. Blackbird is the only vehicle to readily provide that information, already receiving over 100,000 downloads.
The Blackbird browser is available for free download at www.blackbirdbrowser.com.
Blackbird gives users access to patently American, mainstream information and also makes another aspect of America easier to access and experience said Ed Young, Co-Founder and CEO of Blackbird. Most users make Blackbird their default browser, positioning Blackbird as their gateway to the Internet, providing a window to a wider World Wide Web.
Blackbird makes News, Search, Black Blogs, Lifestyle Websites, Networks and Business Associations, Non-Profits and Universities a simple click away.
Additional services are integrated into the Browsing experience.
Blackbirds News Ticker offers relevant news headlines scrolling across the top of the screen, keeping people instantly informed and can be turned on or off based on preference.
The Black Search function allows users to conduct searches yielding results that prioritize content from Black sources on the first page. Mainstream search engines would not yield these same sources until many pages later, if at all.
Blackbird Local, a free, inclusionary service, will allow Black owned businesses and all businesses seeking a diversified clientele to list themselves in local markets.
Blackbird Grapevine, a social media component, will allow users to submit website stories and vote on community relevance, creating online conversations, uploading photos and emailing to friends.
Currently, Windows only, a Mac version is coming in Q2 2009.
Blackbird (www.blackbirdbrowser.com) is the industry’s first browser designed to connect, empower and entertain people interested in African American culture. Built on the Mozilla Firefox architecture, Blackbird puts Black related content at your fingertips and allows interaction with other community members by sharing stories, news, commentary and videos. Launched in December 2008, Blackbird has already received over 100,000 downloads. 40A, Inc., the company behind Blackbird, is private equity backed and is located in Sunnyvale, California and Newark, New Jersey.