"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
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