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Rockmelt Ends Its Browser Dreams

Rockmelt announced Thursday it would soon end support for its desktop browser service, instead transitioning its user base to its mobile apps and newly launched Web-based product. The company, helmed by ex-Netscape engineers and backed by Marc Andreessen, aimed to reinvent the browser with social capabilities. But as Rockmelt subtly admitted in its post, Google’s Chrome momentum was just too much to keep up with.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus