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Netscape

(1) For the browser, see Netscape Navigator.

(2) (Netscape Communications Corporation, Mountain View, CA, www.aol.com) Part of America Online (AOL), Netscape was famous for its Navigator browser in the early days of the Web. Founded in 1994 by James Clark, former patriarch of SGI, and Marc Andreessen, who, along with Eric Bina, created the Mosaic browser at the University of Illinois, Netscape quickly became the number one topic regarding the Web as Internet fever enveloped the nation in the mid-1990s.

Netscape ignited dot-com fever, reaching a market cap of USD $2 billion so fast that it became the most successful IPO in history. It also caused Microsoft to restructure its entire product line to become Internet compliant. In record time, Microsoft created the Internet Explorer (IE) browser and gave it away free; then built it into Windows 98. As a result, Netscape was forced to make its browser free and watch its market share dwindle as IE became the dominant on-ramp to the Internet.

The Netscape browser was one of the main issues in the Microsoft antitrust trial, during which Netscape was acquired by AOL (see Netscape Navigator).
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The natural synergy between Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies and Mosaic Communications is a result of shared core values that serve as the cornerstone of the partnership and shared practice specialty areas which include Transportation, Healthcare, Small Business, Non-Profit and Education, among others.
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The proven capabilities of RC Networks' equipment enable us to provide highly reliable and cost-effective DSL services to our corporate and residential customers," said Beta Gan, president of Mosaic Communications.
In addition to its membership, Mosaic Communications is submitting its SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) security protocol to the W3 working group for online security and will be working within the group to develop and standardize future security, authentication and online transaction protocols.
The W3 Consortium's efforts to set protocol standards are important to the long-term evolution and growth of the Internet," said Marc Andreessen, vice president of technology and co-founder of Mosaic Communications.
13 /PRNewswire/ -- Mosaic Communications Corporation today announced that it is offering its newly introduced Mosaic Netscape(TM) network navigator free to users via the Internet.
Making Mosaic Netscape freely available to Internet users is Mosaic Communications' way of contributing to the explosive growth of innovative information applications on global networks," said Andreessen, vice president of technology at Mosaic Communications.
Clark, founder of Silicon Graphics, and Marc Andreessen, creator of the original NCSA Mosaic research prototype, founded Mosaic Communications Corp.
In less than six months, that same team has built from the ground up commercial-caliber products based on the ideas behind this popular software, addressing the prototype's inherent limitations," said Clark, chairman and chief executive officer of Mosaic Communications.
8 /PRNewswire/ -- On Ramp chairman (and former MTV VJ) Adam Curry and Jim Clark, president and CEO of Mosaic Communications, will be keynote speakers at New York-based Jupiter Communications Online Developers Conference in San Francisco, Sept.