Announced today, one of the former “greats” of the Internet browser world fade off quietly into the sunset. Well not really “quietly”, but rather being put out of its misery. AOL (or more politically correct, AOL Time Warner), sole caretaker of the aged browser, decided to pull the life support and make way for its better family member, Firefox. Not surprising though as no one really cared about Netscape and are any webpages being designed to cater to the user of the browser? I don’t think so. Most browsers that are being targeted are Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer, and Firefox. So long Netscape. It’s about time and I’m sure you’ve had a great run in your hey-day, but the merge resulted in your demise and now we’re free to move on with our lives.
By Ken Yeung
Ken Yeung is a journalist fascinated with the stories of the tech industry and internet culture. He's currently the Technology Editor at Flipboard, where he observes what's happening in the space while also identifying new topics of interest. In addition, he co-hosts the weekly internet show "The Created Economy," which focuses on what's happening to creators and influencers. Previously, he was a reporter for VentureBeat and The Next Web, covering tech startups, the industry's innovations and funding. Ken also has a newsletter you should also subscribe to called "Filed."View all of Ken Yeung's posts.