Netscape Founder Backs New Browser: RockMelt

It has been 15 years since Marc Andreessen developed the Netscape Internet browser that introduced millions of people to the Internet.After its early success, Netscape was roundly defeated by Microsoft in the so-called browser wars of the 1990s that dominated the Web’s first chapter.Mr. Andreessen appears to want a rematch. Now a prominent Silicon Valley financier, Mr. Andreessen is backing a start-up called RockMelt, staffed with some of his close associates, that is building a new Internet browser, according to people with knowledge of his investment.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/14/technology/internet/14browser.htmlAlso see:RockMelt: Netscape’s Andreesen Backing Stealth Facebook Browser
Netscape founder Marc Andreesen is backing a new browser dedicated to browsing Facebook, called RockMelt, according to rumors we’ve heard from reputable sources. A semi-independent desktop client for Facebook? Doesn’t seem far fetched at all.
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/rockmelt_netscapes_andreesen_backing_stealth_facebook_browser.php
www.nytimes.com/external/readwriteweb/2009/08/13/13readwriteweb-rockmelt-netscapes-andreesen-backing-stealt-74542.html

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