Silicon Valley - Interviews. The Battle with Microsoft

Marc Andreessen's Internet Odyssey
The Mosaic Years
Netscape's Ascent
The Battle with Microsoft
Netscape's Survival Strategy
The Battle with Microsoft
DEC. 7, 1995
Microsoft's announced plans to refocus strategy on the Internet sends investors fleeing.
EARLY 1996
Stock tanks again as insiders, including Marc, sell shares. Also, stock splits in February, 1996.
JULY, 1997
Andreessen is appointed executive vice-president in cahrge of Netscape's product development, supervising a staff of 1,000 engineers and product managers.
SEPTEMBER, 1997
Microsoft launches its Internet Explorer 4.0 to rave reviews. Analysts report that the giant is gaining market share.
JAN. 27, 1998
Netscape stuns investors by reporting an $88 million quarterly loss. Andreessen is forced to fire 150 people and cut engineering projects.


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