Netscape Communications Corp.'s LivePayment program-an Internet payment system the company said would jump-start electronic commerce-is dead.

About a year after it was announced with fanfare by Netscape president James Barksdale, LivePayment has been quietly dismantled and parceled out to several of the company's technology partners that have greater expertise in Internet payments.

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