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RealPlayer 'all-in-one' media player comes to Android

Investor and InfoSpace leader John E. Cunningham IV joins RealNetworks' board

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This morning, RealNetworks announced the addition of a new board member, namely John E. Cunningham IV, a General Partner at investment firm Clear Fir Partners and a board member of InfoSpace (now Blucora) since 1998. RealNetworks, which is mostly known for its RealPlayer application and Helix streaming media platform, has...
Investor and InfoSpace leader John E. Cunningham IV joins RealNetworks' board

RealNetworks Clings to GameHouse, Hoping to Ride Social Gaming Wave

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Things are looking grim for RealNetworks. The maker of digital media delivery software reported $80.2 million in revenue for the fourth quarter of 2011, a decrease of 5 percent from the previous quarter and an 18 percent year-over-year decrease. That included a 21 percent decrease in games revenue to $21.6...
RealNetworks Clings to GameHouse, Hoping to Ride Social Gaming Wave
Shares of Zillow surge, market value tops $1 billion
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More Money For Digital Music? Sure: MOG Gets Another $10 Million

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Yup, there are still people who want to invest money in digital music plays, despite much evidence that anyone can make it work. Newest bettors: The VCs putting another $10 million into MOG, the subscription music service. Menlo Ventures, who participated in a $5 million round last summer, has re-upped....
More Money For Digital Music? Sure: MOG Gets Another $10 Million

RealNetworks creates settlement fund for allegedly unwilling subscribers

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RealNetworks will create a $2 million compensation fund for some of its allegedly unwilling subscribers. The owners of RealPlayer and Rhapsody music streaming are using the funds to settle a complaint filed in Washington state over the company's e-commerce practices. The complaint stems from allegations that RealNetworks charged customers for...
RealNetworks creates settlement fund for allegedly unwilling subscribers
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RealNetworks cutting up to 160 jobs in overhaul

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Another big layoff is happening at RealNetworks as the struggling digital media company tries to reorganize and regain its foothold. Up to 160 jobs are being cut, reducing Real's employment by up to 14 percent. Up to 70 of the job cuts will happen at Real's Seattle headquarters. Founder Rob...
RealNetworks cutting up to 160 jobs in overhaul

RealNetworks swings to a profit, but Glaser says there's 'considerable work to do'

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RealNetworks has been beaten and battered over the past year, losing nearly a third of its value and watching a number of executives depart. But founder Rob Glaser, who stepped into the interim CEO role last July, got a bit of good news here today as the Seattle company announced...
RealNetworks swings to a profit, but Glaser says there's 'considerable work to do'

RealNetworks to set up $2M fund for overcharging users

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Online media company RealNetworks has settled a lawsuit brought by the Washington State Attorney General regarding the company's practice of charging some users for services they did not want. MSNBC reports that, over the course of seven years, more than 500 people complained to the Better Business Bureau about RealNetworks'...
RealNetworks to set up $2M fund for overcharging users

Rhapsody revenue hits new peak of $143M, losses narrow

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Rhapsody, the digital music subscription service based in downtown Seattle, saw its revenue rise nearly 13 percent in 2012, to $143.7 million, while the company reduced its annual loss to $12.3 million, an improvement over its $13.6 million loss the previous year. Although Rhapsody is a privately held company, the...
Rhapsody revenue hits new peak of $143M, losses narrow

CEO of RealNetworks departs after eight months of service

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RealNetworks has amicably parted ways with CEO Thomas Nielsen after less than a yearless than a year of service in the position. Both Nielsen and the board of directors agreed that the position wasn't the right fit for the executive. Rob Glaser has been appointed interim CEO of the streaming...
CEO of RealNetworks departs after eight months of service

PopCap hires Adobe veteran

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PopCap Games continues to strengthen its management team, adding Frits Habermann as chief technical officer. Habermann spent 20 years at Adobe where he served as vice president of core technologies, overseeing produces such as Photoshop, Flash and Acrobat. Before that, he worked at RealNetworks and Edmark....
PopCap hires Adobe veteran

Sorenson Media and RealNetworks form strategic partnership

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Sorenson Media today announced a strategic partnership with RealNetworks to provide a complete solution to encode, manage and deliver online video content. The partnership offers jointly bundled products as well as single purchase capability from either vendor, and the two companies are actively exploring further integration and collaborative development of...
Sorenson Media and RealNetworks form strategic partnership

RealPlayer launches on Android as single hub for all of your media

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Today, RealNetworks has launched a new RealPlayer app for Android that it considers a single hub for all of an Android user’s media. The RealPlayer app for Android offers an easier way to enjoy music, videos and photos on the go. It simplifies the experience by letting you get...
RealPlayer launches on Android as single hub for all of your media

RealNetworks' Rob Glaser on why Apple's model must be stopped http://bit.ly/cvTc4p via @johnbattelle's Apps are Myopic http://bit.ly/bHKFDF

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RealNetworks' Rob Glaser on why Apple's model must be stopped http://bit.ly/cvTc4p via @johnbattelle's Apps are Myopic http://bit.ly/bHKFDF

RealNetworks’ top lawyer is leaving the company

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Tracy Daw Tracy Daw, a 12-year veteran of RealNetworks and the chief legal officer at the Seattle digital media company since 2010, “has stepped down to pursue another career opportunity,” according to a regulatory filing this afternoon. It’s the latest in a series of management changes at RealNetworks, whose CEO...
RealNetworks’ top lawyer is leaving the company

Fast-growing Apptio hires former RealNetworks CEO Kimball to lead operations

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Apptio's Bob Kimball (File photo via RealNetworks) Apptio, fresh off a $50 million funding round, has hired former Real Networks CEO Bob Kimball as its new executive vice president of operations and corporate development, GeekWire has learned. It’s a high-profile hire, and another hint that Apptio CEO Sunny Gupta is prepping...
Fast-growing Apptio hires former RealNetworks CEO Kimball to lead operations

GREE brings in former Microsoft Xbox Product Manager as VP of Developer Relations and Publishing

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GREE, one of the world’s leading publishers of social video games for mobile devices, has announced that Jim Ying is the firm’s new Vice President of Developer Relations and Business Development. Ying has been working at GREE’s office in San Francisco since November 5, however. According to the company, his...
GREE brings in former Microsoft Xbox Product Manager as VP of Developer Relations and Publishing

GameHouse chief Matt Hulett leaving RealNetworks for mystery job

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Matt Hulett Matt Hulett, the Seattle startup vet who overhauled RealNetworks’ GameHouse games division, is leaving the company to accept an unspecified “executive opportunity out of state,” according to a regulatory filing this morning from the company. Hulett, the former AdXpose (Mpire) CEO and Expedia Corporate Travel president, isn’t yet...
GameHouse chief Matt Hulett leaving RealNetworks for mystery job

TinyHR Launches TinyPulse To Help Employers Keep Their Fingers On The Pulse Of HR

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Everyone hates the annual employee or management review process: Most employee reviews are done annually, and so it’s difficult to figure out what’s going on in an organization and any given point. Not to mention, annual performance reviews are a huge, time-consuming pain in the ass. Enter TinyHR’s TinyPulse, which...
TinyHR Launches TinyPulse To Help Employers Keep Their Fingers On The Pulse Of HR

IPO-bound INRIX hires former RealNetworks legal chief

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Tracy Daw Is RealNetworks becoming a farm system for the Seattle region’s aspiring public companies? Tracy Daw, who resigned as RealNetworks’ chief legal officer earlier this week, has been hired as general counsel by INRIX, the Kirkland-based traffic technology company that has made no bones about its plans to eventually...
IPO-bound INRIX hires former RealNetworks legal chief

RealPlayer leaves beta, becomes fully-fledged Android app

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RealNetworks has decided to roll out that old internet chestnut, RealPlayer, to a fresh-faced generation of smartphones that are screaming out for one more media player. This one reckons it can handle your music, video and photo content al in the same blueish hue and while the player has...
RealPlayer leaves beta, becomes fully-fledged Android app

RealNetworks cost-cutting continues, 80 people laid off

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Digital media streaming vanguard RealNetworks has commenced layoffs of seven percent of its workforce. An additional seven percent may follow in the coming months. The moves are part of interim CEO Rob Glaser's plan to reduce costs by $45 million as rapidly as possible. The first wave of employees involved...
RealNetworks cost-cutting continues, 80 people laid off

RealNetworks cuts another 22 jobs in effort to focus business

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RealNetworks has cut another 22 jobs, shaving its workforce in an ongoing effort to focus its business. The layoffs were made last week, including some at the company’s Seattle headquarters, a company spokesperson confirmed to GeekWire. RealNetworks isn’t providing specifics about the types of positions that were cut, but says...
RealNetworks cuts another 22 jobs in effort to focus business

Relaborate scores cash to help big brands figure out what to write about

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Relaborate has raised more than $500,000 in a first round of funding, money that the Seattle startup will use to continue to developing what it dubs a “smart content marketing engine” for companies. As part of the round, some of the company’s initial users have become angel investors. “We help...
Relaborate scores cash to help big brands figure out what to write about

Fast-growing HasOffers raises $9.4M, promises to keep 'bootstrapper spirit' alive

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HasOffers CEO Peter Hamilton with co-founders Lee and Lucas Brown HasOffers built a pretty impressive business over the past four years, using the company’s revenue to fuel expansion as it grew to 79 employees and added profits to the bottom line. Now, after bootstrapping their way to success, the team...
Fast-growing HasOffers raises $9.4M, promises to keep 'bootstrapper spirit' alive
GameHouse launches new Facebook casino, expands slots to iPhone and iPad

Second RealNetworks’ CEO resigns after less than a year

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RealNetworks‘ Thomas Nielsen stepped down today as chief executive and president. Rob Glaser, the company’s chairman, has been appointed by the board as the interim CEO. “The board and Thomas mutually agreed that the CEO position wasn’t the right fit,” Glaser said in a press release Tuesday. “We thank Thomas...
Second RealNetworks’ CEO resigns after less than a year
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