Netscape “Classic” To Return As Default View

Netscape has announced that the social news site it transformed into just over a year ago will be dropped from the Netscape home page in favor of the more traditional news portal site it released last month.

Netscape made it clear that the social news site will continue, though the new future location hasn’t been posted.

TechCrunch takes the line that without saying where the site will be located, the Netscape social news experiment is effectively dead:

Drapeau claims that the social news service will go on at a new site, but failed to name the site or when it would be launched; certainly not a good sign for the current Netscape editorial team.

There is more coverage on the Netscape announcement over at Techmeme.

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    As far as I am concerned the whole Netscape brand bears some sort of bad luck. I understand that AOL wants to capitalize on whatever it can scrap off of Netscape (and rightfully so), but I am pretty sure that this brand will eventually die off. Unless, of course, some new and ambitious team will revive it, but brand being in hands of AOL – I don’t see that happening any time soon.

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