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.

#29 Re:AOL To Buy Netscape?

by arielb

Monday November 23rd, 1998 5:11 PM

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And thank AOL for both IM and ICQ! Some people are so close minded they can't see any good from AOL. Imagine if AOL supports mozilla but with more money and resources? That would be much better than relying on a company that seems to change its policy every other month