Marc Andreessen, Netscape founder, is backing a new startup browser called Rockmelt. Rockmelt claims it “does more than just navigate Web pages. It makes it easy for you to do the things you do every single day on the Web: share and keep up with your friends, stay up-to-date on news and information, and search.”
The beta version is being made available today and is built around sites like Facebook and Twitter.
After 2 years in product, their focus is for those who do a lot of social networking. According to their blog, “Your friends are important to you, so we built them in. Now you’re able to chat, share that piano-playing-cat video everyone’s going to love, or just see what your friends are up to, regardless of what site you’re on. Your favorite sites are important to you, so we built them in too. Now you can access them from anywhere, without leaving the page you’re on. And RockMelt will tell you when something new happens.”
For more information, check out their video below.