[Marketing-Public]Netscape Rumor

Michael Gordon marketing-public at mozilla.org
Fri, 24 Oct 2003 22:16:48 -0500


Jay Garcia wrote:

>Heard a _rumor_ that "Web Properties", the group running Netscape.com,
>was not so happy to see netscape browser development end since a large
>portion of their traffic is clickthroughs from the default browser home
>page.  I've heard rumors they have started talks with the Mozilla
>Foundation about contracting out continuation of a Netscape-branded
>Mozilla (side-stepping the Mozilla-hostile AOL Product Development group
>that shut down Netscape dev in the first place).  I stress _rumors_ and
>the _beginnings_ of talks -- nothing may come of it, but it's a little
>bit of hope for the Netscape name.
>
>What a marketing adventure this would be !!! ;-)
>
>  
>
Hello Jay,

This may prove to be a real fireworks display in the marketing arena 
when we consider the article published earlier on this list with the 
heading

"AOL to Launch Dial-Up Service
Called Netscape at a Discount"

My understanding is that AOL still own the Netscape brand.

Michael Gordon

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