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.

#33 Re:AOL To Buy Netscape?

by Chris Knoll <>

Tuesday November 24th, 1998 7:46 AM

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Hey, tempers are getting a bit hot around here (did someone say 'cretin?' 'idiot?') Although I don't contribute to the development of Mozilla, I hope that people won't be discouraged with this news, and remain civil and helpful and FRIENDLY on this forum!