Netscape founder backing new Internet Browser - Coming soon!

Marc Andreessen developed the Netscape Internet browser that introduced millions of people to the Internet, about 15 years ago, which was later defeated by Microsoft Internet Explorer in the so-called browser wars of the 1990s. Andreessen is now back with a start-up called “RockMelt,” staffed with some of his close associates, that’s building a new Internet browser, […]

Marc Andreessen developed the Netscape Internet browser that introduced millions of people to the Internet, about 15 years ago, which was later defeated by Microsoft Internet Explorer in the so-called browser wars of the 1990s. Andreessen is now back with a start-up called “RockMelt,” staffed with some of his close associates, that’s building a new Internet browser, according to people with knowledge of his investment. For now, the company is keeping a lid on its plans. But Andreessen suggested the new browser would be different, (emphasis added) saying that most other browsers had not kept pace with the evolution of the Web, which had grown from an array of static Web pages into a network of complex Web sites and applications. “There’re all kinds of things that you would do differently if you’re building a browser from scratch,” said. The company’s Web site is currently sporting, corporate name, “coming soon,” topped by a logo of the earth and a email signup for update.