SAPO Licenses Jabber's Communications Platform for Real Time Communication And Content Delivery

Nov 12, 2001, 00:00 ET from Jabber, Inc.

    DENVER, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ --Jabber, Inc., a leading developer of
 software for extensible instant messaging (IM) today announced that SAPO has
 licensed the Jabber Communications Platform for its instant content delivery
 and communications capabilities.  SAPO, a PT-Multimedia.com (PTM.com) company,
 is the leading Internet portal in Portugal.
     SAPO licensed the Jabber Communications Platform for its ability to
 support a range of messaging capabilities, including alerts and real-time
 content delivery services.  The Jabber platform will improve SAPO visitors'
 capacity to exchange instant messages as well as directly receive relevant and
 personalized notifications, media and content.
     "We chose Jabber because we needed a robust, scalable, real-time
 communication solution that would interoperate with the major IM services on
 the Internet, and at the same time would be open enough to fit into our portal
 platform of services and content delivery," said Celso Martinho, CTO of SAPO.
 "We've been following Jabber from the Open Source project for a long time and
 the time was right to step up to the commercial version from Jabber, Inc. and
 work together to accomplish our goals."
     Don Bergal, VP of Marketing of Jabber, Inc. said, "SAPO's vision for
 Jabber as a platform for real-time content delivery is consistent with
 Jabber's extensive capabilities, and we believe SAPO is a pioneer in creating
 interactive notification and alert services on Jabber technology."
 
     About Jabber, Inc.
     Jabber, Inc. is the developer of the world's most widely used open source
 platform for extensible Instant Messaging and presence management
 applications.  An independent company whose investors include France Telecom
 and Webb Interactive Services (Nasdaq:   WEBB), Jabber, Inc. is a commercial
 software company that has its roots in the Jabber Open Source project.  With
 over 50,000 servers deployed, Jabber has been adopted in the
 telecommunications, enterprise and software development markets.   See
 www.Jabber.com .
 
     About Webb Interactive
     Webb Interactive Services' web site can be found at www.webb.net .
 
     About SAPO
     SAPO began 7 years ago, in the University of Aveiro.  It started only as a
 web directory, but soon felt the need to grow, as the users wanted more
 information.  About 2 years ago SAPO was acquired by PT Multimedia, (Portugal
 Telecom), joining the resources of such a company with the creativity of a
 young project.  SAPO confirmed its leadership in both free services and
 contents.  Today, SAPO is the biggest Portuguese reference in Internet and
 offers contents in more than 50 different thematic channels, and almost all
 the typical free services (web mail, web hosting, messenger, SMS, Chat, etc.).
 SAPO is unquestionably the leading site in .pt and has more than 50% market
 share.  SAPO has its own free Internet Access called NetSAPO which is provided
 by the ISP of the group, Telepac, which is the leader of Portuguese Internet
 Service Providers.  See more at http://ir.sapo.pt .
 
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SOURCE Jabber, Inc.
    DENVER, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ --Jabber, Inc., a leading developer of
 software for extensible instant messaging (IM) today announced that SAPO has
 licensed the Jabber Communications Platform for its instant content delivery
 and communications capabilities.  SAPO, a PT-Multimedia.com (PTM.com) company,
 is the leading Internet portal in Portugal.
     SAPO licensed the Jabber Communications Platform for its ability to
 support a range of messaging capabilities, including alerts and real-time
 content delivery services.  The Jabber platform will improve SAPO visitors'
 capacity to exchange instant messages as well as directly receive relevant and
 personalized notifications, media and content.
     "We chose Jabber because we needed a robust, scalable, real-time
 communication solution that would interoperate with the major IM services on
 the Internet, and at the same time would be open enough to fit into our portal
 platform of services and content delivery," said Celso Martinho, CTO of SAPO.
 "We've been following Jabber from the Open Source project for a long time and
 the time was right to step up to the commercial version from Jabber, Inc. and
 work together to accomplish our goals."
     Don Bergal, VP of Marketing of Jabber, Inc. said, "SAPO's vision for
 Jabber as a platform for real-time content delivery is consistent with
 Jabber's extensive capabilities, and we believe SAPO is a pioneer in creating
 interactive notification and alert services on Jabber technology."
 
     About Jabber, Inc.
     Jabber, Inc. is the developer of the world's most widely used open source
 platform for extensible Instant Messaging and presence management
 applications.  An independent company whose investors include France Telecom
 and Webb Interactive Services (Nasdaq:   WEBB), Jabber, Inc. is a commercial
 software company that has its roots in the Jabber Open Source project.  With
 over 50,000 servers deployed, Jabber has been adopted in the
 telecommunications, enterprise and software development markets.   See
 www.Jabber.com .
 
     About Webb Interactive
     Webb Interactive Services' web site can be found at www.webb.net .
 
     About SAPO
     SAPO began 7 years ago, in the University of Aveiro.  It started only as a
 web directory, but soon felt the need to grow, as the users wanted more
 information.  About 2 years ago SAPO was acquired by PT Multimedia, (Portugal
 Telecom), joining the resources of such a company with the creativity of a
 young project.  SAPO confirmed its leadership in both free services and
 contents.  Today, SAPO is the biggest Portuguese reference in Internet and
 offers contents in more than 50 different thematic channels, and almost all
 the typical free services (web mail, web hosting, messenger, SMS, Chat, etc.).
 SAPO is unquestionably the leading site in .pt and has more than 50% market
 share.  SAPO has its own free Internet Access called NetSAPO which is provided
 by the ISP of the group, Telepac, which is the leader of Portuguese Internet
 Service Providers.  See more at http://ir.sapo.pt .
 
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