Yahoo (YHOO) is trying to sell Zimbra, the open-source email company it bought for $350 million in 2007. Kara Swisher reports potential buyers include Comcast, Google (GOOG), and private equity investors.
Zimbra is going on the block because Yahoo is re-focusing itself as a consumer-facing company. Yahoo is also trying to sell its HotJobs business for the same reason.
Before its acquisition, Zimbra was a whilte-label email software services provider with clients like Comcast (CMCSA) and a few Internet service providers. Google was a rival.
Zimbra founder and CEO Satish Dharmara quit Yahoo to join Zimbra-backer Redpoint Ventures earlier this year.
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