TECH/NEWS: AOL about to acquire Netscape

Alexander 'Sasha' Chislenko (
Mon, 23 Nov 1998 05:37:51 -0500

AOL is reported to "be close to signing an agreement" to acquire Netscape for over $4billion in stock - an interesting merger of companies that have been considered polar opposites in regard to technical innovation.
I find surprising that big and slow giants are getting so much power.

Also, the deal seems to undermine the case against Microsoft

See discussion of details and possible consequences of the deal at,4,29146,00.html

Alexander Chislenko <> Extropy Online <>