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AOL to End Netscape's Security Updates

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AOL to End Netscape's Security Updates

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AOL to End Netscape's Security Updates

AOL to End Netscape's Security Updates

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AOL will no longer release security and other updates for the Internet browser Netscape Navigator as of Feb. 1, effectively ending support. Netscape Navigator helped popularize the Web, but as surfers switched to Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Netscape's market share dwindled.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Our last word in business is a eulogy to the world's first commercial Internet browser. Netscape Navigator helped popularize the Web. But as surfers switched to Internet Explorer, Netscape's market share dwindled. Its current owner, AOL, tried to keep the browser alive. But AOL has just announced that as of February 1st, 2008, it will no longer release security and other updates for Netscape Navigator, thus ending support.

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