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What sounds like a silly yoga-fitness-dance craze, and lost $325m in value in 8 years? Zimbra

Email and collaboration biz Zimbra has lost 93 per cent of its value in eight years, and has been bought by Synacor for just seven per cent of the price Yahoo! paid for the company in 2007. Scott Dietzen, currently the CEO of Pure Storage, was the president and chief technical officer at Zimbra from March 2005 to October 2007 …
Chris Mellor, 31 Aug 2015
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VMware waves goodbye to Zimbra

VMware has offloaded Zimbra less than four years after buying the email-cum-collabware business unit from Yahoo! Terms are undisclosed. The buyer is Telligent, a developer of enterprise social software. It will merge its software into Zimbra, and the goal is to deliver a "unified social collaboration suite designed for the …
Drew Cullen, 15 Jul 2013
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VMware cranks Zimbra collabware up to 8.0

Maybe Yahoo! should have held onto Zimbra instead of selling it off to VMware two and a half years ago. But for the sake of users of the email and collaboration tool that Yahoo paid a stunning $350m to acquire in September 2007, it is probably best that Zimbra ended up inside VMware, which is playing for keeps on the desktop as …
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VMware sneak-peeks future 'disruptive' cloudy tech

VMworld 2011 In a tech tease at the VMworld extravaganza in Las Vegas, VMware CTO Steve Herrod gave a sneak peek at two projects aimed at giving end users "universal cloud access". The first one is an enterprise-grade, centrally controlled file sharing dropbox called Project Octopus. IT departments want to control who has access to what …
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VMware eats Socialcast for collabware

Server and desktop virtualization juggernaut VMware continues to build out a stack of applications for the cloudy era. It has now snapped up Socialcast, a maker of enterprise-grade social networking tools, for an undisclosed sum. If you think you might have created what could become the preferred collaboration tool to plug …

VMware takes on Google Apps with Zimbra 7

VMware is ramping up the rhetoric against Google Apps with today's launch of Zimbra 7, the latest iteration of the email and collaboration software the company picked up early last year from Yahoo! The Zimbra Collaboration Server, as the software is now called, is available for Canonical's Ubuntu, Red Hat's Enterprise Linux, …

VMware packs Zimbra into virtual appliance

The main reason why VMware took open source core groupware software maker Zimbra off the hands of Yahoo back in January was to have yet one more piece of code to sell to SMB customers and hosting companies adopting its vSphere server virtualization stack. Today, a virtual appliance version of the Zimbra email, calendaring, and …
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VMware relieves Yahoo! of its Zimbra

VMware has agreed to purchase Yahoo!'s Zimbra unit - an outfit that offers enterprise email, collaboration, and calendering - after earlier reports indicated a pact was on the cards. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. But sources speaking with All Things Digital say the price is "well below" the $350m Yahoo! paid for Zimbra …
Cade Metz, 13 Jan 2010
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Yahoo! to offload Zimbra on...VMware?

Yahoo! is on the verge of selling its Microsoft Exchange–battling Zimbra unit to VMware, according to a report citing multiple sources "close to the situation." AllThingsDigital reports that Yahoo! and VMware will announced a Zimbra deal "soon," but it says the Zimbra price tag is "unclear." A Yahoo! spokesman declined to …
Cade Metz, 4 Jan 2010
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Zimbra applies gentle touch to UK resellers

Yahoo! may be rumoured to be planning to dump Zimbra but that hasn't stopped the open source email and collaboration platform maker from punting its wares at UK resellers. The firm is keen to appeal to the mid-market with version 6.0 of the Zimbra Collaboration Suite. And it hopes that ditching its old direct selling model in …
Kelly Fiveash, 16 Oct 2009
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Yahoo! spruces open source Exchange rival

Amidst rumors that Yahoo! is looking to sell the company, Zimbra has released a new version of its Exchange-battling open source email and collaboration platform. Available beginning today, version 6.0 of the Zimbra Collaboration Suite adds several administrator and mobile tools as well as countless tweaks to the client …
Cade Metz, 30 Sep 2009
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Yahoo! to shed open source Exchange rival?

Yahoo! may be shedding more mojo. According to All Things Digital, the web giant is looking to offload Zimbra, the open-source email and collaboration outfit it acquired just two years ago for $350m. Sources tell ATD that Comcast and Google are potential buyers. Comcast is a Zimbra user - the open source package powers the …
Cade Metz, 21 Sep 2009

Yahoo! Agrees! To! Acquire! Talking! Heads! Song!

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 …
Cade Metz, 17 Sep 2007
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Red Hat flags OSI offenders on partner site

OSCON Sometimes being the open source software leader means distancing yourself from open source claims. Red Hat has bowed to pressure and improved the way it describes partner software licenses on the Red Hat Exchange (RHX). The licenses of companies such as SugarCRM, Zimbra and Alfresco used to be buried on the RHX site, requiring …
Ashlee Vance, 25 Jul 2007
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Red Hat's Exchange roars like a muted lamb

Have you heard of the Red Hat Exchange? Rest easy, you're not alone. Launched last month, RHX, as the kids call it, was meant to solidify Red Hat's place as the epicenter of all things tied to Linux servers. Partners such as MySQL, Pentaho, Zimbra, SugarCRM and Alfresco have allowed Red Hat to lead the sales, subscription and …
Ashlee Vance, 26 Jun 2007
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Curl back with Web 2.0 punch

Web 2.0 Expo Curl, the Rich internet programming language specialist, is re-launching into the North American market having succumbed to the post dotcom crash. Curl is recruiting developers, sales and marketing staff, and expanding its marketing budget after the last North American push dried up with its VC funding. Additionally, Curl …
Gavin Clarke, 18 Apr 2007
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Pundits rate Ajax, evaluate ALM incumbents

Comment BEA Systems' former chief technology officer Scott Dietzen caused a minor stir at Evans Data Corp's (EDC) recent developer conference. Dietzen founded open source messaging and collaboration start up Zimbra after leaving BEA. Importantly for us, Zimbra epitomizes Web 2.0 because it utilizes AJAX and mashups. So it was that …
Gavin Clarke, 23 Mar 2007

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