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.

#19 Re:AOL To Buy Netscape?

by Joel Caris <>

Monday November 23rd, 1998 8:45 AM

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AOL is not giving up the server software. It will just be partnering up with Sun to sell it. AOL is not in the server business, so it makes sense to have Sun sell it as Sun is in a better position to do that. AOL would still be making money on it.

Joel Caris