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.

#30 Re:AOL To Buy Netscape?

by John Doe

Monday November 23rd, 1998 6:38 PM

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You stupid idiot, AOL did not write ICQ! AOL just aquired Mirabilis, the creator of ICQ.

The only thing that AOL did was to bring cretin users like you online.