September 12, 2000

Barksdale nurturing Netscape's enemy?

Author: JT Smith

What would it take to get former Netscape CEO James Barksdale to give money to the lead engineer behind the Web browser that crushed his company and launched the federal antitrust suit against Microsoft? A dozen top Microsoft engineers, including the lead engineers for Internet Explorer and Access, and the head of the "Dot-Net" initiative, are starting a company to try to take the hassle out of running an Internet company. And Barksdale thinks it's a good enough idea that he joined a $10 million venture round, reports ZDNet.
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