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So AOL -- known in the bad old days as America Online -- has finally decided to remove the life-support equipment from Netscape Navigator and allow the browser to die in peace. As Mike Masnick notes over at Techdirt, plenty of people would no doubt be surprised to hear that AOL is still making Netscape…

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My friend Muhammad Saleem -- a top Netscape submitter -- just dropped me a note to say that the former Digg-style Netscape social-news site will be reborn at some future date at a site called Propeller.com. Tom Drapeau has a somewhat lacklustre post on the move over at the Netscape blog (at least Jason Calacanis…

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Although we had some advance warning that this might be happening -- courtesy of a post from Mike Arrington at TechCrunch that was denied by Netscape at the time -- it's still kind of sad that AOL is pulling the plug on its social-news experiment at Netscape.com. The note at the Netscape site says that…

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(Cross-posted from my media blog) If nothing else, Jason Calacanis did one thing while he was running the revamped Netscape.com: By hiring away some of the top users at Digg, he ignited a debate about whether to compensate the top submitters to a "social media" site. Digg co-founder Kevin Rose said that he would never…

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Erstwhile Weblogs Inc. supremo and Netscape revamper Jason Calacanis has confirmed on his blog that he has left AOL, in the wake of the departure of Jon Miller, whom he described as his "mentor." As he told the New York Times in a brief interview: "I’m not inclined to start over with a new guy."…

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