April 20, 2004

Netscape risen from the dead

The latest news (from CNET and IDG) is that AOL is going to bring the Netscape brand back to life after killing it last summer.

We are treating Netscape as a “restart”, with a mandate and a budget to take Netscape in a dramatically different direction.

The Netscape name was never completely dead, with Netscape.com still kicking as a news and entertainment portal, and the launch of Netscape Internet Service in January. But now they’re bringing back the browser, version 7.2, as well as the Desktop Navigator search thingy.

I think it’s too late for Netscape to have any kind of serious comeback, but you can never tell. We’ll have to see what turns out.

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