Netscape endorses iChat

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Netscape Communications Corp. on Thursday endorsed iChat as its preferred provider of chat software. Late last year both Yahoo! and iVillage partnered with iChat to provide chat capabilities on their Web sites. "Some of the biggest brands on the Internet have chosen to work with iChat," said Andrew Busey, CEO and founder of the Austin, Texas-based company. "This not only endorses iChat technology, but also shows the importance that chatting technology will have in new media, especially as an advertising medium." Microsoft Corp. is developing proprietary chat software to be bundled into the next version of its Explorer browser.

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