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AllLinuxDevices: Jabber Instant Messaging Platform Selected by Netpliance For i-opener Information Appliance

Sep 13, 2000, 19:12 (1 Talkback[s])

"Jabber.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Webb Interactive Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBB - news), today announced that Netpliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: NPLI - news), a world leader and pioneer in the information appliance and service market, has selected Jabber as the foundation for its instant messaging (IM) and interactive communications services. Under the deal, Jabber will provide Netpliance's i-opener 2001 Membership Pak with integration services and a branded Jabber client for Windows users, thus allowing i-opener members the ability to interact, message and chat with other i-opener members and their friends and family that have PCs."

"Netpliance, the first mover in the information appliance market space, offers simple one-button operation for accessing the Internet and e-mail through i-opener. Netpliance is the all-in-one provider of an appliance, software and service that combines instant-on Internet access with interest-specific Internet content. Through i-opener's solution, consumers enjoy instant access to e-mail, customized Internet content and Web browsing without the difficulties of set-up, configuration or service provider contracts associated with a personal computer."

"Netpliance selected Jabber as the foundation for its new interactive service functionality because of Jabber's open source roots, platform flexibility, brandable clients and its ability to provide enhanced and extended IM services through the use of XML technology."

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