"That Microsoft bought the shell of Netscape when it purchased 800 patents from AOL was weird enough. Netscape was the biggest fly in Microsoft’s eye during its anti-trust battles.Facebook Reunites Netscape and Marc Andreessen - Deal Journal - WSJ
But now that Facebook has bought the patents, they are back near the safe hands of Marc Andreessen’s, the co-founder of Netscape.
Andreessen made his fortune on Netscape and is now a dean among the young pups of the Tech 2.0 rise, most notably Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The venture capitalist has been on Facebook’s board since 2008 and his fund, Andreessen Horowitz, is in for a windfall from the upcoming Facebook IPO."
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Facebook Reunites Netscape and Marc Andreessen - Deal Journal - WSJ