"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
"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..."