Yahoo And Zimbra, Still An Odd Deal

    September 18, 2007
    WebProNews Staff

The $350 million cash price tag Yahoo will pay for email software firm Zimbra makes the mind reel. Especially since Yahoo just got finished with a major update for its Mail product.

Barely a month ago, Yahoo Mail left beta. The product once known as Oddpost before its acquisition by Yahoo in 2004 has features to match desktop email clients, if not their speed. Yahoo Mail is very good.

The official word yielded this contradictory gem from Brad Garlinghouse on Yahoo’s official blog:

Zimbra is a global leader in email and collaboration software and its services are aimed at universities, businesses, and ISPs worldwide, which is a major driver of what made the company so attractive to us. We