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PRNewswire: Webb Recaps Progress Made in 2000 and Unveils Jabber Plans

Aug 03, 2000, 20:28 (0 Talkback[s])

"In describing Webb's incubation and development of Jabber -- the industry's first open source XML-based instant messaging platform, Evans stated, "Jabber represents a key building block of our innovations in "conversational commerce," and is being infused throughout our AccelX services. Our recognition of Jabber as a platform for next-generation instant communications services led us to invest in a program of "Jabber commercialization," creating a new dedicated subsidiary company and working closely with a marquis set of industry leaders that are at the forefront of open source technology."

"The Company is actively engaged in several projects that are implementing Jabber as the foundation for portal services, enterprise messaging, financial services applications and enhanced mobile and telephony integration. Jabber.com, Inc. will continue to work closely with Diamond Technology Partners Inc., and other leading strategic partners, to create an early group of investors and business partnerships that share a common vision of the opportunity for "next generation" instant communications."

"Jabber will offer a suite of support and professional services to help leading companies implement, customize and host IM applications. Much like the role RedHat assumed early in the Linux market, Jabber will satisfy the demand for professionally developed support operations and customization services that most business customers expect..."

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