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Zimbra Co-Founder Exits Yahoo

Zimbra co-founder Satish Dharmaraj is leaving Yahoo in March, according to a report on the All Things Digital blog. Yahoo acquired the open-source and email company for $350 million in September 2007.

The move isn't a big surprise as Dharmaraj had already stepped back from day-to-day leadership of the Yahoo communication and communities division, run by former Zimbra President and CTO Scott Dietzen. Dharmaraj is among the latest of hundreds of Yahoo executives to exit the company over the last two years amid management turmoil and its scuttled merger with Microsoft.

Yahoo recently launched new email services incorporating some of Zimbra's technologies and open-source concepts as part of the company's effort to open up its content and services.--Mark Walsh

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