New Netscape intranet strategy embraces Microsoft software

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LONDON -- Netscape, the company that dominates the Web browser market which individuals use to surf the Internet, intends to liven up internal corporate e-mail or Intranets by adding color, photos and spreadsheets.

Speaking in London, Netscape Communications Corp. President/CEO Jim Barksdale says the new products the company unveiled on October 15 "embrace and integrate'' the software that corporations already use such as the databases, spreadsheets and word processors in Microsoft Office. With the new Netscape Communicator, users can create and edit documents and spreadsheets within the Netscape interface. "Customers want to integrate a broad range of technologies seamlessly on their Intranets," says Marc Andressen, senior vice president of technology, speaking via a satellite link from the U.S.

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