Netscape Expands Software Store on Netcenter

Netscape Communications Corp. Tuesday
launched an expanded and redesigned version of its Netscape Store which
features a variety of the company’s products.

The company plans to significantly expand inventory to include thousands of
third-party software, books and merchandise. Netscape also plans to tightly
integrate several of its most popular titles into the story, making the
store a one-stop shop for Internet and intranet software.

The store is presently available here in beta form.

“Netscape was among the Internet’s first online retailers and a pioneer in
the distribution of software online, so expanding our software store is a
clear next step,” said Maria Wilhelm, Netscape’s senior vice president of
consumer programming.

“We have a loyal installed base of over 70 million client software users,
more than 500,000 online purchasers to date and a growing community of more
than 10 million Netcenter members. By leveraging this enormous customer
base and applying our technology expertise, Netscape is in a unique
position to create the definitive destination for software shopping on the
Net,” she said.

In addition to the latest titles from such companies as Adobe Systems, Intuit Inc., Symantec and Microsoft Corp., software and books are
featured from a number of other companies are available. The site also
carries titles for children and family of all ages.

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