November 30, 1998 1:10 PM PST

The making of the Netscape buyout

America Online has had its sights on Netscape for at least a year. Now that the deal is done, the two firms must find a way to bring their very different cultures together.

The road to AOL-Netscape deal
Although the talks to sell Netscape got under way quietly this fall, the firm has been on AOL's radar screen since a year ago.

Can they make it work?
news analysis Sealing the deal was the easy part. Now the online giant and the browser pioneer must find a way to work out their differences.

Study: AOL to own the home page
One-third of adult Net users could begin their online tasks on a property owned by AOL if its plans to acquire Netscape go as planned, a study says.

AOL buys Netscape for $4.2 billion
audio | update America Online announces that it will acquire Netscape Communications in a deal valued at $4.2 billion.

Deal paves way for 'AOL devices'
Among the many aftershocks from the deal will be the emergence of set-tops and handhelds with an emphasis on Sun, America Online, and Netscape.

AOL to keep Netscape browser wrapped
In spite of the buyout, AOL plans to continue to offer Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser to its 14 million users.

Netcenter partners react to buyout
Portals and Internet service providers that have partnership agreements with Netscape are among those that stand to be most affected by the deal.

Netscape's path: From pioneer to AOL property
timeline Some milestones in the history of Netscape, which will lose its independence in the buyout by AOL.


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