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realnetworks' rhapsody


Rhapsody revives CEO position, hires mobile vet as interim chief

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.

By October 22, 2014


RealNetworks names Rob Glaser its permanent CEO

The company's founder finds himself back at the helm with plans to keep pushing forward with services like RealPlayer Cloud and Rhapsody.

By July 30, 2014


Rhapsody sheds staff, execs amid difficult music market

The digital-music subscription service trims its work force by 15 percent, or about 30 employees, including its president.

By September 16, 2013


Rhapsody to acquire Napster (scoop)

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.

By October 3, 2011


RealNetworks, Viacom to spin off Rhapsody

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.

By February 9, 2010


Rhapsody move revs up independence march

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.

By September 21, 2010


RealNetworks launches social-game platform

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.

By May 4, 2010


Can $10 Rhapsody service mount comeback?

Rhapsody is out on its own now, but the music industry is steaming toward cloud-based subscription services. There's opportunity here.

By April 6, 2010


With RealNetworks' influence waning, CEO departs

Rob Glaser drove his company to the forefront of digital music and video but in recent years, it has been eclipsed in both areas.

By January 13, 2010


If Real wanted to sell Rhapsody, who'd buy?

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?

By January 15, 2010