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 workgroups. * 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.
* "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 ma...@netcom.com