AOL To Buy Netscape?

Sunday November 22nd, 1998

From Ben Marklein comes this interesting news -- apparently AOL is considering a buyout of Netscape in a stock swap. For the news, check out and Techweb. Sun may be taking over Netscape's business application division.

UPDATE: Another more in-depth article is available at

Here's another article - this one from the New York Times website. To view it, you must be be a registered user (it's free, though, so check it out).

UPDATE: An article at confirms the rumors, but no deal has been reached at this time.

#10 Re:AOL To Buy Netscape?

by Daniel Hill <>

Sunday November 22nd, 1998 11:39 PM

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According to the thing from the Washington Post, AOL are going to keep using IE as the default browser. So all this will do is allow AOL to kill NS and mozilla, and leave everything for Billy Boy. I know AOL will do that (well, the Australian operation would, they are really a bunch of a**eholes, can't say about the US mob). So shareholders, say NO! I know you want to