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PRNewswire: Webb Interactive Services Launches Jabber, Inc.-XML Based Instant Messaging

Mar 01, 2000, 22:36 (0 Talkback[s])

"Webb Interactive Services Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBB), a leading application provider for small business and local commerce, today announced the formation of Jabber, Inc., a subsidiary focused on the commercialization of a revolutionary open source, XML-based instant messaging platform. Webb's pioneering role in the integration of this innovative technology will allow the XML open source platform to become a foundation of advanced commerce, customer service, as well as mobile and enterprise applications."

"Industry expert Jeff Pulver commented on the announcement, "This is one of the most important developments in the Instant Messaging (IM) industry. Advancing the application through open source, and applying XML to instant communications holds the promise of a new generation of richer and smarter uses of IM. I'm very intrigued with this new venture and will be watching it closely." Pulver is considered one of the pioneers and leaders of Voice over IP, and manages the industry's premier analysis and conference services dedicated to Instant Messaging."

"Jabber's unique approach to the commercialization of IM through the leverage of open-source development and XML has attracted industry leaders to the Jabber advisory board...."

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