DENVER, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Webb Interactive Services, Inc. of Denver
(Nasdaq: WEBB), a leading eCommerce application provider for small business
and local commerce, has announced the appointment of Rob Balgley as President
and CEO of its Jabber.com, Inc. subsidiary.
Balgley brings to Jabber over twenty years of technology industry P&L
management and corporate development skills in network systems, software
development and application service companies. Most recently, he served as
President and Chief Strategy Officer of MobileLogic, Inc., the successor to
Wireless Telecom, Inc. (WIT) a company he founded in 1993. WIT was an early
industry leader in providing fully integrated and secure wireless data
solutions to the corporate enterprise marketplace. Prior to Wireless Telecom,
Mr. Balgley held senior sales, marketing and management positions in
enterprise software and communications industry, including COME, General
Electric and Case Communications.
Perry Evans, CEO of Webb Interactive Services, Inc. and Chairman of
Jabber.com, inc. commented, "We are very pleased to attract this caliber of
leadership to Jabber at this critical point in its development to work with
Founder, Andre Durand. On the eve of Jabber's general release of its v 2.0
enterprise server software, Rob's proven accomplishments in the areas of
sales, marketing, product development, operations and finance will bring much
needed depth to the business and will help considerably to accelerate its
capitalization and growth. With an outstanding track record in wireless data
services, enterprise systems and communication technologies, Rob brings an
incredibly relevant base of experience and judgment to Jabber.com."
"I have known Rob Balgley since he pioneered bringing to market wireless
data communications over a decade ago," said Roberta Wiggins, Director,
Wireless Mobile Communications, The Yankee Group, a global leader in
technology research and strategic consulting. "Rob's visionary understanding
of the evolution of wireless data, and the market drivers, has always
impressed me. Similarly, I foresee a bright future for Jabber under his
Jabber.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Webb Interactive Services
(Nasdaq: WEBB), is the premiere provider of commercial Jabber solutions,
products and services targeting the enterprise and service provider markets.
Jabber is the only open source instant messaging (IM) platform that leverages
XML technology and a distributed client/server architecture to give each
company complete control over their IM services, applications and branding.
Jabber's robust development tools and extensible architecture make it ideal
for deploying any application that requires real-time XML messaging and
presence management. Jabber's web site can be found at www.jabber.com.
About Webb Interactive Services, Inc.
Webb Interactive Services (http://www.webb.net) provides innovative online
commerce solutions that help small businesses generate leads, increase
buyer-seller interaction and strengthen customer relationships. Webb has
pioneered an advanced XML-based technology platform, upon which it provides
application services that lead the convergence of instant messaging and
commerce. Webb clients include CBS Switchboard, Inc., Bell Canada's
ActiMedia, VNU World Directories, SmallOffice.com, Corel Corporation,
VetConnect, AdvisorWorld and RE/MAX International, Inc.
Information and statements in this report, other than historical
information, should be considered forward-looking and reflect management's
current views of future events and financial performance that involve a number
of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially include, but are not limited to, the following: general economic
conditions and developments within the Internet and Intranet industries;
product development and technology changes; competition and pricing pressures;
length of the sales cycle; variability of sale order flow and management
SOURCE Jabber.com, Inc.