[Marketing-Public]Netscape Rumor

Albert Ren marketing-public at mozilla.org
Sat, 25 Oct 2003 15:26:37 -0400


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 !!! ;-)
>
>  
>
Heh, all those bookmark redirects that Netscape used all over the place 
are coming out to be pretty handy after all aren't they? :)  Wonder how 
much traffic the builtin Netscape Google redirect sends over to Google :)

Don't get my hopes up for nothing Jay ;)