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Computer Reseller News and Netscape to Provide Technology News to Channel Partners

CMP's Largest Weekly Computer Magazine Taps into the Most Visited Web Site on
 the Internet; Netscape to Sponsor 'Intranet Reseller'


MANHASSET, NY and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Reseller News (CRN), CMP Media Inc.'s weekly computer industry newspaper, and Netscape Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: NSCP) today announced plans to deliver CRN-branded technology news to Netscape channel partners. CRN will provide a continually updated newsfeed to the Channel Partners section of the Netscape Internet site, the most visited Web site on the Internet. CRN also plans to participate in Netscape's In-box Direct(TM) program, an electronic mail-based news service that delivers personalized news and information to users of Netscape Navigator(TM) client software.

In addition, Netscape will become a premier sponsor of "The Intranet Reseller," a new section to be on CRN Online, the Computer Reseller News Internet site. By now offering an industry-leading source for channel news and information, Netscape aims to provide channel partners with added value each time they visit the company's site (http://home.netscape.com/comprod/netscape_partner_programs/index.html). The CRN newsfeed is scheduled to begin by the end of this quarter. Netscape will also provide a link to the CRN home page (http://www.crn.com) where users can find more in-depth information, search archived articles or access to other CMP publications.

"Our audience is made up of business decision-makers who need to receive the most up-to-date channel information to make informed decisions," said Robert Faletra, editor in chief of CRN. "This relationship with Netscape broadens our reach and allows readers to take advantage of In-Box Direct as a timely distribution vehicle for information that could impact them."

Because Internet and Intranet technology is evolving so rapidly, Netscape's channel partners and CRN's readers also can benefit from more in-depth information than the latest headlines may supply. To keep the channel fully abreast of industry developments, CRN is launching the "Intranet Reseller," a new section of CRN Online to be sponsored by Netscape.

"Continually developing high-value programs for our channel partners is important to our continued success, so we are pleased to offer CRN-branded technology news to both partners and visitors to our Web site," said Mike Homer, senior vice president of marketing at Netscape.

Computer Reseller News, the winner of the 1996 best newspaper award from the Computer Press Association, is the largest news weekly in the computing industry and has been serving technology and information solutions providers for the last 14 years. CRN is the only news weekly serving the technology, business and general information needs of the computer reseller channel. More information can be obtained by calling CMP Media Inc. at 516-562-5218.

Netscape Communications Corporation is a leading provider of open software for linking people and information over enterprise networks and the Internet. The company offers a full line of clients, servers, development tools and commercial applications to create a complete platform for next-generation, live on-line applications. Traded on Nasdaq under the symbol "NSCP," Netscape Communications Corporation is based in Mountain View, California.

Additional information on Netscape Communications Corporation is available on the Internet at http://home.netscape.com, by sending email to info@netscape.com or by calling 415-937-2555 (corporations) or 415-937-3777 (individuals).

NOTE: Netscape, the Netscape Communications Corporation logo, Netscape Navigator, In-Box Direct and Netscape are trademarks of Netscape Communications Corporation.

SOURCE Netscape Communications Corp.
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/CONTACT: Robert Faletra of Computer Reseller News, 516-733-8612, or rfaletra@cmp.com; or David Bottoms of Netscape Communications, 415-937-4390 or dbottoms@netscape.com/

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