.....I thought Netscape died years ago, after not seeing any more commercials for it......
Recall if you will that fools were parted from big $$$ spent on AOL stock. Having nothing better to do with the cash, they bought both Netscape and Time Warner.
All that $$$ was pissed down a rat hole. Thousands of children are starving in Africa because the money was ill spent by a greedy board of directors.
Is that your final answer? :)
I thought that thousands of children are starving in Africa because of President Bush.
[Where can I buy a program to keep up with these things?]
Time Warner bought AOL. It screwed Ted Turner out of some money, so it wasn’t all bad.
You’re right. AOL bought Time Warner, but Ted still got screwed.
Buying Netscape was a strategic move. Everyone thought, back then, that there would be a few Internet providers, and AOL needed to own Netscape so it could compete with MSN, which owned IE. Of course, it didn't work out that way -- there are hundreds of access providers and dozens of browsers that can all get the job done.
Buying Time Warner was a smart move. AOL knew that the world of dial-up was shrinking. They knew their stock price was insanely inflated, and they wanted to get something of real value before the bubble burst.
So they went after Time Warner. Warner Brothers. Warner Records. Time/Life. HBO. CNN. Cartoon Network. Love 'em or hate 'em, they are tested, sturdy and reliable brands. AOL shareholders got a bargain spending fake money. It was the TW shareholders who got scammed.