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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.
Founder returns as the company loses its second chief executive in as many years.
Robert Kimball, who took over for Rob Glaser, departs after a year of working on a "transformation" of the media software company.
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.
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.
Rob Glaser drove his company to the forefront of digital music and video but in recent years, it has been eclipsed in both areas.
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?
Long-running antitrust suit against software giant ends in $460 million deal, with millions more to come in partnership efforts. Photo: Gates, Glazer shake hands
Steve Jobs rebuffed RealNetworks 18 months ago. Today's deal with Microsoft now bolsters an anti-iPod alliance.
The streaming media provider sues Microsoft, accusing the software giant of illegally using its Windows monopoly to limit consumer choice in digital media.