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.

#7 Re:AOL To Buy Netscape?

by arielb

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.