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 News.com and Techweb. Sun may be taking over Netscape's business application division.
UPDATE: Another more in-depth article is available at washingtonpost.com.
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 News.com confirms the rumors, but no deal has been reached at this time.
#7 Re:AOL To Buy Netscape?
Sunday November 22nd, 1998 9:24 PM
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There was a while when Netscape was responsible for closed proprietary tags, arrogance and bloatedness in Netscape 4. So let's not pretend that Netscape was a total angel. On the other hand, AOL bought ICQ and I don't think ICQ sucks or is dying in any way. Quite the contrary.