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The company's founder finds himself back at the helm with plans to keep pushing forward with services like RealPlayer Cloud and Rhapsody.
Robert Kimball, who took over for Rob Glaser, departs after a year of working on a "transformation" of the media software company.
Founder returns as the company loses its second chief executive in as many years.
There's no question Rob Glaser was an Internet pioneer, but he was unable to stay ahead of the pack. CNET takes a look at what happened.
Rob Glaser drove his company to the forefront of digital music and video but in recent years, it has been eclipsed in both areas.
Real and Viacom say the subscription music service will be more nimble as a standalone company. The move means that Real is satisfied to give up control.
Billboard analyst Glenn Peoples predicts that RealNetworks will get out of the music subscription business by selling its 49 percent stake in Rhapsody. Any takers?