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Ten years ago today

Posted by David Meerman Scott 12:47 AM on August 09, 2005

Oh my gosh! Ten years ago today Netscape went public. What a cool anniversary! With the wide availability of the Netscape browser, the Web was born exactly ten years ago. We’ve come a long way in ten years, but imagine what’s coming in the next ten.

Also on August 9, 1995 the company that became NewsEdge, called Desktop Data, also went public. I worked at Desktop Data / NewsEdge for seven years and was vice president of marketing when we sold the NewsEdge business to Thomson in 2002.

Congratulations to the pioneers at Netscape and Desktop Data.

David Meerman Scott

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