AOL might have some play left after all. According to this Infoworld piece (hey, didn’t there used to be a NetscapeWorld?), AOL is planning to release a new version of the browser, based on Mozilla, and, to quote the piece:
In addition to a browser suite update, AOL has quietly started beta testing a new product called the Netscape Desktop Navigator that offers access to localized Web content — based on the user’s zip code — through a round user interface that resembles a coaster. The beta version of the Netscape Desktop Navigator is available for download at: http://navigator-stage.netscape.com/.
The content in question will be from AOL and partners. Mozilla is pretty good stuff, especially the browser. I wonder….will this be the start of AOL having a true play in the browsing/search/local ad space?