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.

#17 Re:AOL To Buy Netscape?

by simeon

Monday November 23rd, 1998 7:47 AM

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Ok, had to put in my 2 cents.

- An enemy of my enemy is my friend.

- When IBM reigned in Lotus, it saved Lotus from certain death, while keeping their hands relatively off the product line.

- AOL bought Compuserve, and is marketing it towards the sophisticated user.

- AOL has lots and lots and lots of money, and lots and lots and lots of eyeballs. They must see something they really like in Netscape.

- There's nothing you can do to stop it ;-)