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AOL Sings New Tune With Netscape

Now that AOL has absorbed Netscape what on Earth does it mean? If rock singer John Cougar Mellencamp can forgive a little paraphrasing consider "the little ditty from Case and Pittman, two American's online doing the best they can...Case said hey Bob let's get Netscape for a moment; Bob says Steve let's do the best we can; (the chorus) oh yeah AOL lives on, long after the reports of its demise are gone; singin' oh yeah AOL lives on, long after the 2400 baud is gone, they walk on..."

What that means in invest speak is simply this: AOL is #1 in audience rating on the Web, with Netscape in the fold this former online dinosaur has made the jump to vertebrate living.

Check out how AOL compares to the other top 10 Web properties in value per unique user:

Internet.com's March 4-15-99 4-21-99 4-15-99 4-21-99 Percent
WEBDEX Users Market cap or PMV* Market cap or PMV* User User change
  (millions) (millions) (millions) Value Value  
AOL.com* 47.0 $10,250 $25,000 $218 $532