I would like to apologize in advance to the New York Times for getting Marc Andreessen so worked up. That was not my intention when I met him for lunch the other day. AOL had just announced that it would no longer support Netscape, the ur-browser that Andreessen co-wrote back when the web was young. I wanted to know how he felt about his first baby, now that it's been taken off life support and is destined to die just shy of its 14th birthday.
Computer and printer maker Hewlett-Packard Monday said it would acquire data center automation software maker Opsware Inc. for $1.6 billion in a deal that bolsters HP's lineup of business software offerings.
I was talking to Marc Andreessen the day of Google's initial public offering. Calling from his cell phone, the co-founder of Netscape and former Time magazine cover boy was coy when asked about the Google IPO and whether he's happy to be out of the pop-culture spotlight.