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Netscape Founder Helping to Make New Browser

The modern day web experience all started with Netscape 15 years ago. Since then, Netscape has fallen due to Microsoft's aggressive hand with Internet Explorer, but in its place have been alternatives such as Firefox.

Netscape's original father, Marc Andreessen is making another stab that changing the web market again with the secret development of another web browser.

Andreessen is backing a start up company called RockMelt. Little is known about the company and its products at this time, but the New York Times reports that a now-removed privacy policy on the RockMelt webpage indicated that there would be some link to Facebook.

This leads some to believe that the RockMelt browser would tie in closely with social networks.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.