The Information Age

Netscape founded

Netscape was founded in 1994 by Jim Clark of Silicon Graphics and Marc Andreessen of Mosaic, and its browsers became incredibly popular almost immediately after becoming available in August 1995, until by mid-1996, 92% of Fortune 100 companies were using Netscape products in their organizations. Although Netscape’s original efforts eventually failed, the company’s flexibility meant that in that time Netscape had made several products, not only internet browsers but also other online products such as e-mail servers, each geared towards changing public demands. Although the Netscape browser eventually faded almost entirely into oblivion, its flexibility became a keystone of successful technology businesses.


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Source: Michael A. Cusumano and David Yoffie, Competing on Internet Time: Lessons from Netscape and its Battle with Microsoft (New York: The Free Press, 1998),337-340, (accessed September 20, 2011).

Source: William Forbes, Behavioural Finance ( Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, 2009), (accessed September 20, 2011).

Image Source: “Netscape Logo,” Virginia Government E-Procurement Solution, Virginia, (accessed September 21, 2011).