Netscape Communications Corp.
is wasting no time in targeting disaffected developers using Microsoft Corp.'s Blackbird design tool. Microsoft last week said it was halting development of the tool for its MSN online service; on Wednesday, Netscape began a short-term promotion offering free participation in the Netscape Development Partners Program. To take advantage of the offer, developers must provide their Blackbird developer number. Microsoft is still developing a version of Blackbird for the Internet.