The Register heeft een artikel gepost met wat info over wat de overname van Netscape door AOL in de toekomst kan brengen.
Hier wat interessante stuff:
We see the best prospect for the success of the deal as being for AOL to develop its own Internet devices (which Case has dubbed the "AOL Anywhere strategy"), with Raptor as the basis of a new browser. We would not be surprised to see Corel WordPerfect being part of the picture, and of course the servers would be by Sun, with Java playing a significant role. The deal does not have the solid product that the IBM Lotus acquisition had. Even the WordPerfect acquisition by Novell had a real product, although the dynamics were wrong at the time. It is now seen that mega deals must have product and a business model: the Lotus deal had both, but the WordPerfect deal had only product as a result of the failure of the DoJ to bring the right case against Microsoft in 1993. The Netscape deal seems to have products without much market potential and only a vague business model, which does not auger well.