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CNET News.com: AOL plans spring launch for Netscape 6.0

Feb 12, 2000, 18:35 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Hu)

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"Netscape 6.0, previewed last night by AOL president of interactive services Barry Schuler during a financial analysts' meeting in New York, is the first completely new browser software from Netscape Communications since its acquisition by AOL in November 1998. The company plans to launch the software this spring, according to AOL spokeswoman Anne Bentley...."

"But the most notable difference is the way AOL said it will distribute the product, according to Blodget. The company plans to allow Web sites to launch their own branded versions of the browser, a strategic shift from its current strategy of keeping its technology squarely Netscape-branded...."

"Until now, Netscape has relied partly on its open-source development organization, Mozilla.org, to speed development of its Communicator browser, with volunteers and paid developers refining the product."

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