Rockmelt Beta Press
You remember RockMelt , right?
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A new browser, Rockmelt , launched in the last hour, and you can tell right off the bat if the software is anywhere near competent, and there's no reason why it shouldn't be (that's not the same thing as "is") that it's a winner. Even though there are other ways to slice it, and maybe there isn't even that much demand for what it does. No matter.
The blogosphere is abuzz this morning, and it's a new Web browser called RockMelt garnering a lot of the attention.
We first heard about RockMelt , a browser startup backed by the Netscape developer Marc Andreessen, just over a year ago . It's been in stealth mode since then, but finally on Monday a beta version became available to the public.
A beta of a new "social" web browser named RockMelt, which is based on Google’s open source Chromium code, was splashed onto the interwebulator today. Organs as wide-ranging as The Daily Mail and, er, The Deadbolt, have reported the arrival of what is essentially a test-build of some browser software that plays nice with Web2.0 sites.
There’s been a flood of news coverage in the past day of RockMelt , a new Web browser that’s just opening to the public (in the sense that you can now request an invite). The response isn’t surprising, since the founders have big ambitions and have been validated with funding from Marc Andreessen, the co-founder of Netscape. But there’s been some backlash too , in part because some of RockMelt’s promises sound awfully familiar.
A startup called RockMelt on Sunday launched the beta version of an entirely new type of Web browser with an impeccable pedigree.
RockMelt Re-Imagines the Browser Around Friends, Feeds, and Sharing Innovative New Browser Builds on Facebook®, Twitter® & Google MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – November 8, 2010 – RockMelt announced limited beta availability of its new browser, designed for how people use the Web today.