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Netscape Veterans Launch Video Startup

Two Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who helped ignite the dot-com boom in the late ´90s have launched a startup that aims to let people distribute video over the Internet.

Open Media Network is meant to help broaden the audience for any amateur or professional producer of video or audio clips.

The nonprofit behind it also hopes to cultivate a following for cutting-edge clips produced specifically for the Internet.

The peer-to-peer network launched this week. It´s the brainchild of Mike Homer and Marc Andreessen, veterans of Netscape Communications.

A free version of Open Media Network lets users play clips on desktop computers, laptops and iPod music players.

By this summer, the software will work on some televisions and cell phones.