Rockmelt Goes Beta!
Netscape founder Marc Andreessen is backing a new browser dedicated to browsing Facebook, called RockMelt, according to rumors we've heard from reputable sources. A semi-independent desktop client for Facebook? Doesn't seem far fetched at all. The software isn't publicly available or being discussed yet, but we've gotten our hands on an early build and had a look at the front door after download. Robert John Churchill, who was the principal engineer for Netscape Navigator, is the principle engineer for RockMelt as well. The project is surrounded by a team of engineers from Andreessen's last giant sale, infrastructure company Opsware, and from HP, which bought Opsware for $1.6 billion in 2007. RockMelt: Netscape's Andreessen Backing Stealth Facebook Browser
Marc Andreessen is backing a new browser company called RockMelt. Not much is known about RockMelt other than it is being designed by an all-star team (including software engineer Robert John Churchill from the Netscape days) and that it is tied into Facebook through Facebook Connect. The RockMelt Mystery. Is it Just a Facebook Browser, Or Will It Break The Mold?
RockMelt Web Browser Faces Uphill Climb Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen is busy making dozens of small bets on startups in his $300 million venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. RockMelt may emerge as one of his most intriguing investments, because of both his history as a pioneer in Web browsing and his current ties to social networking behemoth Facebook.
RockMelt 101: A Quick Guide to the Mysterious Browser - PCWorld Have you met RockMelt? Neither have most people, it seems -- but the Web is definitely a-buzzin' with word of the mysterious new browser. Thanks to a high-profile story in The New York Times , RockMelt's rapidly becoming the talk of the tech community. So what exactly is RockMelt, and who's behind it? Most of the available info is sketchy at best. If you piece it all together, though, you can get a very rough picture of what the browser might be about.
Rockmelt was created by Rockmelt, Inc., located in Mountain View, California. The final version, 2.2.0, was released on February 9, 2013. On August 2, 2013, Rockmelt was acquired by Yahoo!. Rockmelt’s apps and website was shut down after August 31, 2013. RockMelt
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