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Introduction to Mosaic Communications Corp.

Marc Andreessen May 9, 1994 1:19 PM
Posted in group: comp.infosystems
Hello from Mountain View,

The following is a brief overview of the new company that's been
formed by Jim Clark and yours truly around the nucleus of Mosaic.

Also, anyone with solid experience in this whole area (you know who
you are :-) interested in joining the company in the near future,
please drop me a note.


Mosaic Communications Corporation
Corporate Synopsis

Mosaic Communications Corporation, based in Mountain View, California,
is a new technology company that intends to provide software and services
to companies and consumers for commercial activities on the Internet.

The company's co-founders are:

        * Dr. James Clark, founder and former Chairman of Silicon Graphics.
        * Marc Andreessen, originator of Mosaic.  

Mosaic Communication Company's core technical staff consists of:

        * Virtually the entire core Mosaic technology development team from
the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) -- Eric Bina,
Chris Houck, Rob McCool, Jon Mittelhauser, and Aleks Totic -- as well as
Lou Montulli, author of Lynx.
        * A number of top-notch engineers from Silicon Graphics.

Mosaic is a state-of-the-art Internet-based hypermedia information system
that has recently taken the computer world by storm.  In the year since its
release, it has acquired a global user base of about 2 million people and has
been widely hailed as the "killer application" of the Internet and of data
networks in general.  Mosaic was developed at NCSA by the core staff of
Mosaic Communications Corp. and has until now only been available in
unsupported, non-commercial-grade form.

Mosaic Communications Corp. intends to do the following:

        * Provide consulting and support to companies that want to use the
Internet and Mosaic to serve information, interact with customers, or
improve efficiency and productivity.
        * Provide support to companies currently using Mosaic as a tool for
accessing information, communicating with customers, or tying together
        * Run an Internet information server complex -- a "cyberspace mall"
-- to support hypermedia information distribution and interactive
transactions on behalf of companies and organizations that lease space on
the server.
        * Develop, deploy, and widely license a next-generation, commercial-
grade Mosaic client, server, and authoring suite.

Mosaic Communications Corp. believes that the Internet is in a fundamental
transformation into the broadband consumer-oriented information
superhighway of the future.   We intend to support companies and
consumers throughout this transition and to grow into a significant force in
network-based information and entertainment by the end of the decade.

Contact Information

Mosaic Communications Corp.
650 Castro Street, Suite 500
Mountain View, CA 94041
Phone: (415) 254-1900
Fax: (415) 254-0239
Email: (temporary)

Related Press Coverage

        * "Silicon Graphics' Clark Sets Up Firm To Provide Internet
Operating System", Wall Street Journal, G. Christian Hill, May 9 1994.
        * "New Venture in Cyberspace by Silicon Graphics Founder", New
York Times, John Markoff, May 7 1994, p 17.
        * "New firm is built on visions of youth: Silicon Graphics founder
hires 22-year-old in key role for Mosaic", San Jose Mercury News, David
Bank, May 6 1994, p 1F.
        * "A Free and Simple Computer Link", New York Times, John
Markoff, December 8 1993, p C1.
        * "The Internet And Your Business", Fortune, Rick Tetzeli, March 7
1994, p 86.
        * "Mosaic: A useful tool to help you navigate the Internet" (1993
InfoWorld Industry Achievement award), InfoWorld, Bob Metcalfe, March
28 1994.
        * "Building The Data Highway", Byte, Andy Reinhardt, March 1994,
p 46.
        * "The Information Future: Out Of Control (And it's a good thing,
too.)", New York Times Magazine, James Gleick, May 1 1994, p 54.
        * "Mosaic CyberMalls", Internet Business Journal, Michael
Strangelove, April 1994, p 16.

Marc Andreessen
Mosaic Communications Corp.
Mountain View, CA