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Snap! Offers Netscape Communicator

Netscape Communications Corp. and the Snap! portal service today announced an agreement to distribute a customized version of Netscape's Communicator software.

Under the agreement, Snap!, jointly owned by NBC and CNET, will offer a customized version of Netscape Communicator software featuring Snap!'s default homepage, customized Snap! bookmarks, and tool bar and menu item integration.

The free, Snap!-branded version of Netscape Communicator software is available to download at the Snap! Web site, the companies said. Financial details were not disclosed.

Today's agreement marks the expansion of Netscape's Unlimited Distribution Program, which is designed to distribute Communicator freely to as many Internet users as possible, Netscape said. The Communictor suite includes Web browser, e-mail, conferencing and Web page design software.

"Key distribution relationships with companies such as Snap! demonstrate the value of Netscape software and the strong momentum of the Netscape Unlimited Distribution Program," said Mike Homer, executive vice president and general manager of Netscape's Netcenter division.

"With this agreement, Snap becomes one of the first portal sites to join the growing list of online content providers, ISPs, OEMs, and publishers around the world that distribute Netscape Communicator and Netscape Navigator client software through our Unlimited Distribution Program."