The company's founder finds himself back at the helm with plans to keep pushing forward with services like RealPlayer Cloud and Rhapsody.
The streaming-music forefather, often overshadowed by flashier rivals like Spotify or Apple's Beats Music, says growth is gangbusters enough to revive the position of CEO after a four-year absence.
The digital-music subscription service trims its work force by 15 percent, or about 30 employees, including its president.
One of the oldest subscription services will acquire Napster from Best Buy in a deal that could be announced as soon as today, sources said.
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.
The subscription music pioneer is moving from data centers owned by former co-owner RealNetworks to a service run by Internap. Rhapsody President Jon Irwin discusses the move.
Fusion will enable gamers to keep track of scores, achievements, and friends while they play, while giving developers a way to track what players are up to.
Rob Glaser drove his company to the forefront of digital music and video but in recent years, it has been eclipsed in both areas.
Rhapsody is out on its own now, but the music industry is steaming toward cloud-based subscription services. There's opportunity here.
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?