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ComputerWorld: IWon.com selects Jabber as base for instant-messaging service

Jan 04, 2001, 07:19 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Some users and experts are looking beyond the interoperability wars between instant messaging (IM) services to companies like Jabber.com Inc. that can add applications and content to the IM client."

"The debate of interoperability of IM systems continues as users of America Online Inc.'s Instant Messenger still can't chat with users of Microsoft Corp.'s MSN Instant Messenger or Yahoo Inc. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is trying to create interoperability standards between IM services...."

"Jabber is a subsidiary of Webb Interactive Services Inc., also based in Denver. The Jabber IM software is open-source and XML-based, with an affiliated, proprietary commercial product. A Jabber spokesman said the iWon deal is the first time a large customer will license Jabber's commercial IM products."

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