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.

#36 Re:AOL To Buy Netscape?

by C. Jimmy Yang

Thursday November 26th, 1998 12:07 PM

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Anyone using ICQ? It is bought by AOL as well. I believe the AOL's policy to ICQ may be as well applied to Netscape.