Entireweb Search Engine
 
SEARCH
SUBMIT SITE
SITESEARCH
MEMBERS
   
 
  Advanced
Preferences

 
   

 This is your Entireweb Webmaster Newsletter!
To discontinue your subscription use the link at the bottom of this message.

 

AOL plans to revitalize Netscape?

Source: CNET News.com

 

In an attempt to revitalize its mostly gutted Netscape division, America Online is seeking to hire product management and business development professionals.

On Monday, Jeremy Liew, general manager of Netscape.com, posted a message on a jobs mailing list calling for candidates to apply to work for the organization, which played a key role in the development of the Web but has since faded from glory.

"Netscape is aggressively hiring right now," Jeremy Liew said in the posting. "We are treating Netscape as a 'restart,' with a mandate and a budget to take Netscape in a dramatically different direction, although still focusing on its current businesses as the No. 2 Web browser and No. 3 general audience portal."

Liew said the company had multiple positions in product management, with "experience in search, browsers, consumer-facing Web sites, consumer software, authentication/personalization, or Web publishing all valuable."

The openings are for positions in Columbus, Ohio, Liew said. An AOL representative was unable to give a current employee count for the Netscape division, partly because programmers may work on other AOL properties as well.

A source close to AOL confirmed that the message was authentic. AOL on Monday declined to give details about plans for Netscape. "Netscape is a terrific brand and there's a lot more we can do with the portal," spokesman Jim Whitney said. "But we're not prepared to discuss our plans at this time."

Netscape helped make the Internet a household name with its browser software. In 1994, the company launched Version 1.0 of Netscape Navigator, which was a commercial version of the pioneering Mosaic program.

Netscape largely owned the browser market when it went public in 1995 and was still a contender in 1998, when the Netscape browser's market share ran neck-and-neck with that of Microsoft Internet Explorer. Also in 1998, America Online said it would buy Netscape in a deal then valued at $4.3 billion. Given the Internet stock boom, the transaction's value rose to $8.98 billion by the time shareholders approved it.

But America Online, which later merged with Time Warner, began devoting fewer and fewer resources to the Netscape browser, and Microsoft's IE came to dominate the browser arena.

The settlement last year between Microsoft and AOL Time Warner (which has since dropped the AOL from its name) seemed to formalize the Netscape browser's demise, as Time Warner inked a seven-year contract to use IE in its flagship service.

Netscape at this point offers a discount Internet access service and serves as a portal that boasts 19 million unique users a month, Liew said in his jobs posting. Netscape also had about 18 million downloads of its browser in the last 12 months, he said.

To discontinue mailings, click here

APR. 22,  ISSUE #015
Are you interested in promoting your business in this Newsletter?

Click Here for More Info..

Express Inclusion
The Entireweb Express Inclusion program ensures that your URL is listed in the premier search index at Entireweb within two business days.
The Entireweb network provides over 100 Million searches per month, this includes sites such as Entireweb, Mamma.com, Ixquick.com, Search66.com and several other search engines on the Internet


Click Here for More Info..

Webmaster Tools
Get access to information about all the major search engines, including submission tips, how search engines rank their listings, important design issues relating to relevancy, and other web site promotion topics and tools.
One year membership only $49.00!

Click Here for More Info..


Entireweb SiteSearch
Entireweb SiteSearch is the ideal solution if you are looking for a fast and robust search engine for your website.

Click Here for More Info..

New Meta-Search Engine
Try our new lightning fast Meta-Search Engine. With a highly scalable meta-search engine technology, friendly interface and reliable search results, WindSeek.com is one of the strongest challengers to more recognized meta-search engines on the web today.

Click Here to visit..

Link to Us
In order to add Entireweb Web Search to your website, just follow the link below and copy the HTML code and paste it into your web page code to get an Entireweb Search box on your pages.

Click Here for More Info..

Entireweb Partners
Mamma.com - The Mother of All Search Engines.

Ixquick.com - Ixquick submits your search to the major search engines and finds sites that are universally ranked in the top ten!

Trellian Software - eCommerce and software solutions.

Search66.com - Search66 is Australia's parallel search engine. Find what you're looking for on the Net in Australia (or the world) first time - every time!

WebScheme - A professional search engine submission service.

Submit your site to Entireweb

  
   Advertise - Affiliate - Contact Us - Privacy Policy SpeedySpyAbout Entireweb