Profy, a blogging application developed in Russia just launched an Alpha version of its hosted product which I could see becoming very popular in business and enterprise circles. I think many of its cooler features are already being developed by folks inside the WordPress community, and Vox would also be a similar product from SixApart.
Profy has finally launched our very own blogging platform in alpha. We have been developing it here in Russia for more than a year now and the alpha release is a very important step. We were sitting and waiting nervously for the first reviews after the embargo was lifted and I think I will post links to some of the first reviews here to cordially thank all the bloggers.Crenk was the first to break the story though I was a bit disappointed to see our press release almost unchanged. But you need to stick to using language from press releases when you want to break news and be the first.