Report: Microsoft Picks Up Netscape In AOL Deal
The acquisition Monday of 800 of AOL's patents by
apparently included an interesting asset: the underlying patents and technology in
, the original web browser.
to AllthingsD, the patent sale quietly included the stock of Netscape--referred to as an unspecified "AOL subsidiary" in AOL's announcement of the deal yesterday. Microsoft is paying $1 billion for the portfolio of patents from AOL. The deal apparently only included Netscape's technology; AOL still owns the brand and related businesses.
posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2012
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