Yahoo! is to pay roughly $350m for Zimbra, a San Mateo, California company that specializes in open-source email and collaboration software. It looks like Yahoo! plans to use Zimbra's new-age Exchange competitor to "expand its presence" in universities, businesses, and ISPs. "Zimbra's tremendous talent and innovative technology …
So this means that 6 months after acquiring Zimbra, they'll go dumb and rebrand it into Yahoo! Enterprise Mail or something as stupid as that and screw up the product.
Bah. And a decent product that is, unlike Konfabulator which looks nice but isn't that good though.
Georgia Tech is not a university
It's Georgia Institute of Technology, actually.
wasn't the Talking Heads song called I Zimba? Without the R?
"But unlike Exchange, the AJAX-based suite serves things up to ordinary web browsers."
Like Exchange's Outlook Web Access does, you mean?
"wasn't the Talking Heads song called I Zimba? Without the R?"
Don't! Ever! Stop! Doing! This! =D
OWA is very cludgy to use. I've never used Zimbra, but it'd better be easier to use, seeing as OWA is an afterthought for Microsoft.
Well well well - I went and checked my CD collection and I was wrong all along. Thanks Reg and thanks Mark Richards for helping me know more about my own CD collection.
When I saw the headline I assumed it would be "Road to Nowhere".
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