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Firefox: Can Browsers Make Bucks?

May 09, 2008, 16:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rory Cellan-Jones)

"What's the most valuable piece of web software you use every day? Your web browser, surely. So whoever makes the browser which dominates the market should also make riches beyond the dreams of avarice--shouldn't they?

"In the early days of the web, that certainly seemed to be true. Netscape Navigator was, for many, the first introduction to web browsing. When Netscape made its stock market debut on the NASDAQ in 1995, it rocketed in price, lighting the blue touch-paper for the whole dot com frenzy. Then along came Microsoft's Internet Explorer and blew it out of the water--leading to years of conflict with the US Department of Justice and other regulators..."

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