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‘The first startup that mattered’: an oral history of Netscape

04
Apr
2014

20 years ago today, the internet changed forever. Mosaic Communications Corporation was founded, the company that would later change its name to Netscape. Founders Jim Clark and Marc Andreesen heralded the dot-com boom as we know it, creating the first popular web browsers, Mosaic and later Netscape Navigator, and helping build new standards like SSL and JavaScript that still define the web today. The Internet History Podcasts Brian McCullough interviewed the founding engineers who made Netscape possible in honor of the companys twentieth anniversary. Though not technically the first internet startup per-se, Netscape was the first internet startup that mattered, he writes.

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