MTV, RealNetworks Challenge Apple Music

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Viacom Inc.'s MTV Networks and digital media company RealNetworks announced Tuesday a digital music joint venture that will compete with Apple's dominant trinity of the iTunes store, iPod player and iPhone. MTV will merge its...

HP Drops iTunes, taps RealNetworks for Music

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After several years of distributing Apple Computer's iTunes software with its new PCs, Hewlett-Packard is shifting its allegiances to rival RealNetworks' Rhapsody music service, the companies plan to announce Thursday. The computer...

Flaws Found in RealNetworks Media Player

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Two flaws in RealNetworks' popular RealPlayer could let attackerscommandeer Windows computers running the software, eEye DigitalSecurity has warned. The vulnerabilities affect RealPlayer on all versions ofWindows, according to two short advisories...

RealNetworks Boosts Profits

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RealNetworks brought in $4.7m in the second quarter of the year, the streaming giant said yesterday - meaning the company is on target to break even over the year as a whole. The income was...

RealNetworks slashes song prices

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RealNetworks will kick off a high-profile digital music marketing campaign Tuesday, highlighting the new iPod-compatible technology that has swung the company into conflict with Apple Computer. For a limited time, RealNetworks will...

RealNetworks Returns Fire in iPod Dispute

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With the battle fully joined, RealNetworks defended its Harmony digital music software against accusations from Apple that the technology was "hacked" from the iPod's DRM (digital rights management) application. "Harmony follows in a...

RealNetworks Says Files Can Play on IPod

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RealNetworks Inc. says it has created technology that allows songs purchased through its online music services to be played on Apple Computer Inc.'s popular iPod player, just a few months after complaining that Apple was...

RealNetworks seeks Microsoft's help

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Real Networks wants to make its music files playable on Microsoft's Windows Media Player format. The company, which is suing Vole for a billion dollars, said it needed the Redmond Giant's help to flog its...

Microsoft loses bid to move RealNetworks trial

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A federal judge on Thursday denied Microsoft's motion for a change of venue in its pending case against RealNetworks, which charged the software giant with anticompetitive business tactics. U.S. District Court Judge...

RealNetworks sues baseball broadcaster

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RealNetworks is suing baseball broadcaster MLB.com. The two have been partners in broadcasting baseball games over the Internet since 2001. But negotiations between the two over renewing a licensing agreement fell apart in early February....

RealNetworks warns of media player security flaws

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RealNetworks Inc.'s media player software contains vulnerabilities that could let an attacker take control of a PC on which the software is used to download multimedia files, the company confirmed this week. Corrupt...

RealNetworks strikes out in baseball deal

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RealNetworks ended negotiations to extend its exclusive deal to power Major League Baseball's Web business, the company confirmed Wednesday. The breakdown comes as no surprise, since RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser has prepared...

RealNetworks Could Get Backup In Microsoft Suit

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RealNetworks may not be alone for too long in its antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft. The Seattle-based company sued Microsoft Thursday in federal court in San Jose, Calif., claiming the software giant is illegally using its...

RealNetworks files antitrust suit against Microsoft

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Streaming media provider RealNetworks on Thursday sued Microsoft on antitrust charges, accusing the software giant of illegally using its Windows monopoly to limit consumer choice in digital media. The suit, filed in...

RealNetworks Closes Listen.com Deal

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Internet media software and services provider RealNetworks Inc. said on Tuesday that it had completed its acquisition of Listen.com and that the number of subscribers for its on-demand songs jumped 13 percent from June. RealNetworks,...

RealNetworks, Listen Sued for Patent Infringement

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Los Angeles (Reuters) - Privately held Friskit Inc. on Tuesday said it had filed a patent infringement lawsuit against digital media software provider RealNetworks Inc RNWK.O and its online music unit, Listen.com. San Francisco -based...

Vodafone Inks RealNetworks Deal

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Internet media software company RealNetworks, outflanking arch-rival Microsoft, unveiled a deal on Monday to supply top European mobile carrier Vodafone with software that streams live video to cell phone users. RealNetworks said Vodafone would use...

RealNetworks seeks Listen.com buyout

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RealNetworks has agreed to buy Listen.com for about $36 million in cash and stock, a deal that could alter some key alliances in the online music business. The two companies announced an agreement...

RealNetworks Unveils More Secure Digital Media

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Promising to open the floodgates for media content delivery, RealNetworks is releasing a digital rights management platform that supports both standards-based and Internet media formats, such as RealAudio, RealVideo, MP3, and MPEG-4. ...

RealNetworks Unveils DRM for MPEG-4, MP3

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RealNetworks plans to hit the CES trade show floor Thursday with a new Helix DRM digital rights management technology touting support for the popular (and competing) MP3 and MPEG-4 formats, among others. ...

RealNetworks unveils managed subscription service

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Flushed with the success of its own recently launched content subscription service, RealNetworks said Tuesday that it is offering content providers the ability to create their own managed subscription services based on the Real platform....

RealNetworks to Roll Out Game Software Abroad

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RealNetworks Inc. on Wednesday said it will bring its video game software to several foreign markets, and touted the relatively new service as a profitable business for the Internet audio and video pioneer. ...

Compaq, RealNetworks ink subscription deal

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Compaq Computer is teaming with RealNetworks to promote the media company's new online subscription service, dubbed RealOne. Under a deal expected to be announced Wednesday, RealNetworks plans to become the default media...

RealNetworks to support MPEG-4

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RealNetworks on Tuesday said it will support a new open standard for digital video and audio in a surprise move that could help the company's wireless efforts and perhaps pave the way for greater interoperability...

RealNetworks to plug in MusicNet

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RealNetworks is scheduled to launch its much-anticipated subscription service for online music Tuesday, offering a major test of consumer demand for paid content on the Web. The service, known as RealOne Music, comes...

RealNetworks to rent online video games

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Streaming media provider RealNetworks plans to launch the final, non-test version of its RealArcade video game software, including a new online game rental section that will serve as the largest test yet of a still-unproven...

RealNetworks Merges Programs Into RealOne Platform

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Internet media company RealNetworks Inc. on Monday unveiled a new service melding its two popular consumer programs, RealPlayer and RealJukebox, into a single, digital media destination. The combination has been long expected and marks the...

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