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PRNewswire: Jabber Momentum Builds as Adoption Surpasses 5,000 Jabber Servers

Jul 18, 2000, 19:48 (0 Talkback[s])

"Jabber.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Webb Interactive Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBB), today announced that adoption of the Jabber.org open source server has now surpassed 5,000, this just 10 weeks after the it first became available from the open source project. Early adopters include major corporations, other open source projects and a wide variety of ISPs, ASPs and notable dot coms."

"We believe the instant messaging ('IM') industry offers the same growth trajectory as e-mail witnessed in the mid-90s," said Andre Durand, General Manager of Jabber.com. "A pattern that drove the growth to some approximately 1.3 million e-mail servers is being witnessed as enterprises demand flexibility and control over their instant messaging services. This creates a tremendous opportunity for Jabber.com to become the clear leader in enterprise IM solutions," continued Durand. "Jabber's 'extensible IM' approach leverages the application as an ideal gateway to future uses that incorporate device, mobile and IP Telephony."

"In support of the accelerated adoption of Jabber within the open source community, the Jabber development team is attending the O'Reilly Open Source conference in Monterey, CA this week. The O'Reilly conference is the largest gathering of open source projects and developers worldwide and is being attended by major companies such as VA Linux and Hewlett-Packard.

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