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.

#15 Re:AOL To Buy Netscape?

by Joel Caris <>

Monday November 23rd, 1998 1:10 AM

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$4 billion is a hell of a lot of money to both Microsoft and AOL. Even more so to AOL, and AOL is the one paying, not Microsoft.

Joel Caris