News Burst: It's a done deal... AOL buys Netscape Summary: AOL has bought Netscape in a deal worth $4.21bn (£2.56bn). Jim Barksdale Netscape's chief executive officer said the deal represents an "exciting partnership". By Richard Barry | November 24, 1998 -- 14:37 GMT (06:37 PST) Full story Topic: Tech Industry Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.