Cisco Acquires IM Company Jabber

Susan Hall

Cisco has purchased instant-messaging company Jabber for an undisclosed sum and will fold the technology into its WebEx Connect and unified communications packages, reports vnunet.com.

 

Jabber connects other instant-messaging platforms such as Microsoft Office Communications Server, IBM Sametime, AOL AIM, Google and Yahoo. ZDNet's Larry Dignan sees it as part of Cisco's pitched battle with Microsoft to own collaboration.

 

Meanwhile, CNET's Matt Asay finds it interesting that Cisco's announcement never called Jabber an open source company, seeing that as a sign that open source has truly gone mainstream.



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Sep 23, 2008 3:07 AM Ben Ben  says:
As it happens Cisco's PR didn't call Jabber an "open source company" because Jabber Inc. is not an open source company. Cheers. Reply

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