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ZDNet: Open Source Gathering Steam
- Discusses both Netscape and IBM releasing source code for their Gecko browser and Jikes Java compiler respectively. Netscape’s acquisition of NewHoo is mentioned along with their plans to rename it Open Directory Project. (December 08, 1998)
Grohol.com: The Future of Online Directories?
- Article discussing the history and future of ODP. Briefly mentions AOL’s acquisition of Netscape. (December 03, 1998)
SearchEngineWatch.com: NewHoo Becomes Netscape Open Directory
- Danny Sullivan discusses Netscape’s purchase of NewHoo and provides comparisons to the Yahoo Directory. (December 03, 1998)
Denounce: Netscape Acquires NewHoo! Community Directory Project for $40.05 Billion
- A satirical look at the news, with a large element of fiction. (November 18, 1998)
News.com: Netscape Buys Freeware Directory
- Jim Hu and Jeff Pelline discuss Netscape’s acquisition of NewHoo and the strategy behind the purchase. (November 18, 1998)
- Netscape buys NewHoo. (November 18, 1998)
Wired: Netscape Acquires NewHoo
- Article discusses the Netscape purchase of NewHoo and the reaction from volunteer editors. (November 18, 1998)
Wired: NewHoo's New Home
- Netscape purchases NewHoo and renames the service Netscape Open Directory. (November 18, 1998)
ZDNet: Netscape Acquires NewHoo
- Matthew Broersma discusses the acquisition and compares the scalability of NewHoo’s volunteer community to Yahoo’s paid staff powered directory. (November 18, 1998)
Wired: The Distributed Yahoo: 'NewHoo'
- Chris Oakes reviews the early days of NewHoo and compares it with competitors Yahoo and Mining Company. (July 10, 1998)
SearchEngineWatch.com: NewHoo: Yahoo Built By The Masses
- Danny Sullivan discusses the launch of NewHoo and explains the volunteer editor basis of the directory. (July 01, 1998)
Netly News - GnuHoo Wants You
- Article by Lev Grossman on the launch of GnuHoo. [IICM archive] (June 18, 1998)
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