Outblaze began in 1998 and soon became the first company to offer hosted multilingual email and communication services for web sites, competing against well-established and much larger international corporations. In 2009, Outblaze sold its email business to IBM, which used it to improve the IBM Lotus iNotes service suite (it was the first time a tech giant like IBM sourced major technology from Hong Kong). Today, Outblaze is a conglomerate of many related companies that develop and publish a broad range of mobile apps for consumers. Outblaze also offers various other products and services for game operators, app developers and app publishers including cloud computing services, virtual community services and online transaction systems. Outblaze is a company of innovators who are passionate about information technology.