Netscape Signs Up More Than 10 Million Netcenter Members

Netscape Communications
Corp.
announced Tuesday that Netcenter portal memberships have more
than doubled since July to more than 10 million.


Netscape launched Netcenter last year in an attempt to better utilize its
Web real estate, which is the default homepage on its Navigator browser.


The milestone comes as Netscape has been beefing up the portal with new
channels and services, including free e-mail, customization features and
new content. New channels were added targeting children and families and
local information. Netscape also rolled out a “smart browsing” feature
which is available in the latest version of its browsers. The feature
allows Internet users to navigate to Web sites by typing keywords in the
destination box.


Mike Homer, executive vice president and general manager of Netscape’s
Netcenter division, said the milestone shows Internet users appreciate the
way Netcenter has evolved.


“Netcenter has shown tremendous growth by adding more than 9 million
members over the past year and has been extremely well received by
consumers everywhere. People of all ages are discovering the wide array of
high-quality programming and services that Netcenter offers to consumers,”
he said.


Netscape plans to launch a number of new Netcenter services in the coming
months including channels dedicated to commerce, computing and the Internet
as well as business-to-business areas.


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