Zimbra’s Ajax-based email is worth a look. It is one of the many dozens of companies that have popped up, and one reason to take them seriously – well they are backed by Eric Hahn, the man behind Lookout Software, which was a “search” application for Microsoft Outlook, something so good that Microsoft bought it for a few million bucks. Seems like Microsoft’s money being used develop an Outlook-rival: not that there is anything wrong with it. ((Don’t be impressed with buzzword heavy press release, that is seriously trying so hard, that you want to simply do what distinguished Japanese warriors used to do in ancient times.) There is the usual crew of VC investors, but from my perspective, Hahn knows email.
Its like Outlook except in a browser, and I am told the Mac-happy version is on cards. Oh course you could get an invite for Yahoo’s (oddpost) enhanced beta, and enjoy the goodness. I am still waiting for Satish to ping me when that happens. I still want an “outlook-like main” on Mac, because now the iCal and Address Book are showing their limitations. Oh by the way, I am going to be mad busy at the office and Web 2.0 conference, so apologies for slow posting. via Silicon Beat