NaviSoft

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NaviSoft
Type Subsidiary of AOL
Industry Internet, Software, Web Server, Web Publishing
Founded 1993
Headquarters Goleta, California USA
(as an independent company)
Dulles, Virginia USA
(after becoming part of AOL)
Key people Linda Dozier (CTO) and
David C. Cole (CEO)
Products Web Server, Web Publishing, Web Hosting
Parent AOL (after 1994)

NaviSoft was a web server, web publishing and web hosting company based in the United States that was the first company to offer an integrated solution that combined a high-performance programmable web server, NaviServer, with a WYSIWYG HTML authoring tool, NaviPress, and a public web site for hosting published pages, public.navisoft.com. NaviSoft was acquired by AOL on November 30, 1994.

In 1993, Linda Dozier set up NaviSoft Inc. in the basement of her Goleta, California home with business partner David C. Cole. In that Goleta basement, network publishing, for which Dozier holds the patent, was invented.[1][2]

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