Saturday, December 29, 2007

How to blow $4,200,000,000

  1. Buy the company that made the first mass-market internet browser with a 90%+ share of users just as the internet is exploding.
  2. Watch as the company that owns the desktop on 95% of the world's computers makes its own browser and distributes it for free. (Microsoft learned early that the internet wants to be free).
  3. Make numerous unsuccessful attempts to monetize your browser as its market share plummets. Then make numerous unsuccessful attempts to monetize the brand as a web site.
  4. Give up.

R. I. P.

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1 comment:

Writeprocrastinator said...

Ironically, I am using the last version of Netscape until January. They finally got it bug-free like the old days and now they give up?

Happy New Year!