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 leadership." About Jabber.com 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 growth.
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