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CNN: Take a peek at Communicator 5.0

Nov 30, 1999, 15:48 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Spring)

"Once the beast Mozilla roared, but now America Online's Netscape Communications division just grumbles. Netscape has slid from owning the browser market with an 87 percent share in 1996 to trailing with a current 36 percent share, behind nemesis Microsoft's Internet Explorer, according to Zona Research...."

"Communicator 5.0 had better be outstanding, or it may share the Titanic's fate, analysts say. Mounting skepticism of Netscape's ability to deliver and its slow adoption of Web standards has even some loyal developers considering jumping ship...."

"Just as the Mosaic browser revolutionized the Web in 1993, today the focus is instant messaging and tomorrow we'll want entirely new standards, such as XML, Krock says. Netscape is positioning Communicator as a window to hundreds of Web-based applications."

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