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Netscape Founder Backs New Browser

Aug 17, 2009, 16:01 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Miguel Helft)

""The days of working in isolation on your computer are mostly gone," said John Lilly, the chief executive of Mozilla. "Because the Web has become so central to what we do, and the browser is the technology that mediates our interaction with the Web, the way the browser works is really important. There is a lot of room for innovation."

"Mr. Andreessen's backing is certain to make RockMelt the focus of intense attention. For now, the company is keeping a lid on its plans. On the company's Web site, the corporate name and the words "coming soon" are topped by a logo of the earth, with cracks exposing what seems to be molten lava from the planet's core. A privacy policy on the site, which was removed after a reporter made inquiries to Mr. Vishria, indicates the browser is intended to be coupled somehow with Facebook. Mr. Andreessen serves as a director of Facebook."

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