The now-infamous bug battle between RealNetworks and Microsoft represents a problematic part of the software industry: how competitors' products work together. Microsoft, for example, may take on Apple's popular multimedia platform QuickTime even though the software giant is an investor in the Mac maker.
QuickTime vs. Microsoft?
news analysis As Apple prepares to enter the streaming market, it faces the specter of squaring off with one of its investors.
What's the meaning of RealNetworks?
Bug spurs standard drive