Does VMware buying Zimbra from Yahoo make sense?
Jan 06, 2010, 14:37 (0 Talkback[s])
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"We don't for certain that VMware, the giant
proprietary virtualization company, is buying Zimbra, the
open-source e-mail server company from Yahoo, but that's the news
from the rumor-mill. But, it's not just any rumor, Kara Swisher, a
columnist at the Wall Street Journal and one of the most respected
technology reporters around, started the story off when she wrote
that Yahoo was close to selling Zimbra to VMware. Since then other
sources, including some of my own, have confirmed that the deal is
close to happening. The real question is: "Why VMware?"
"The question isn't, "Why is Yahoo trying to sell Zimbra?" If
you follow Yahoo you know why that is. Yahoo needs cash for its
disgruntled stockholders who still aren't happy that Microsoft
didn't buy them out."
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