Netscape Communications? shares have risen this week by nearly 50 per cent following the latest enhancements to Netcenter and rumours of future deals, including selling Netcenter or its content to media companies.
The increase follows yesterday?s partnership with Infospace which adds a "yellow pages" search alongside its standard search facilities. Netscape has also completed its Project 60 plan make its Netcenter portal an all-in-one content, search and services site.
Analysts are speculating that Netscape may sell Netcenter or make it a separate entity. It has scrapped development of Javagator, is Java-based browser, as well its Java Virtual Machine, deciding to concentrate on profitable areas such as Netcenter and enterprise software.
This shift in focus has fuelled reports of further content deals as media companies are seeking to expand into the Web by investing in Internet companies. Netscape?s executive vice president Mike Homer revealed in a television interview earlier this week that the company is discussing content deals with media giants Disney, Time Warner, CBS, NBC and News Corporation.
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