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eWEEK@30: The Rise and Fall of Netscape

In the middle of the 1990s, Netscape completely dominated the Web browser landscape and was used by nearly every human on the planet that wanted to explore the Internet. But by the end of the 1990's, Netscape was a mere shadow of what it was a few years earlier.

Netscape grew explosively because it provided an easy-to-use product at just the moment it was needed, when millions of people were getting online to create and visit the thousands of Websites that were springing up every day.

It's a story about the early triumph of innovation and the rise of the Web itself, in an era when a desktop monopoly was still able to control the destiny of the technology marketplace.

Read the full story at eWEEK:
eWEEK 30: Netscape Navigator Browser Introduces Millions to Web Surfing

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.