Google, Yahoo Going After Outlook

- Business software units of Yahoo and Google are introducing beefed-up versions of their Web-based software that compete with Microsoft Outlook, offering yet another clue why Microsoft made a $45 billion unsolicited bid for Yahoo.

While Microsoft views Yahoo as its path into the lucrative Web advertising market dominated by Google, Tuesday's software announcements by Yahoo and Google demonstrate that Microsoft also needs to fend off potential challenges to its business software franchises. Yahoo's new Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) 5.0 allows users to read Microsoft Outlook e-mail alongside Yahoo Mail or Google's Gmail or Zimbra's own branded e-mail.

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this is good for users but i don't really think it poses a threat to Outlook. It is great and it does not have any competition for now. The only client that is great for reading mail is Thunderbird but it lacks much of Outlook's features.

hmm...I hear this software for the first time :redface: (but the version is 5.0? :confused: )

NO where comparable to Outlook 2007...or atleast Outlook 2003.