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September 23, 1999 | CHARLES PILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
CheckOut.com, a Web site for learning about and buying music, games and movies, scored a partnership deal with RealNetworks, the leading technology provider for streaming music and video images over the Internet, the companies announced today. CheckOut.com will pay Seattle-based RealNetworks $7 million annually to be the default retail link for users of RealJukeBox, a tool for finding, downloading and recording music from the Web or from CDs.
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July 6, 2001 | Jon Healey
Hours before starting a second season of "Big Brother," CBS announced plans to charge for its 24-hour Web broadcasts from the set. The charge--apparently the first for a network series--drew a swift outcry from fans online, who flooded a bulletin board with complaints. Viewers who want to tune in the four online feeds must pay a one-time fee of $19.95 or get a GoldPass subscription from RealNetworks for $9.95 a month.
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BUSINESS
July 6, 2001 | Jon Healey
Hours before starting a second season of "Big Brother," CBS announced plans to charge for its 24-hour Web broadcasts from the set. The charge--apparently the first for a network series--drew a swift outcry from fans online, who flooded a bulletin board with complaints. Viewers who want to tune in the four online feeds must pay a one-time fee of $19.95 or get a GoldPass subscription from RealNetworks for $9.95 a month.
BUSINESS
April 26, 2001 | JON HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As chairman and chief executive of RealNetworks, Rob Glaser has been a pioneering force in bringing free music and video to the Web. Earlier this month, Glaser pulled off something that no other new-media CEO has been able to do: He convinced three of the five major record companies to trust him with their precious music catalogs. But they don't plan to give away those songs.
BUSINESS
April 10, 2000 | STANLEY HOLMES
RealNetworks plans to announce today that growth in its RealPlayer--a device that streams audio and video over the Internet--has surpassed more than 115 million unique and registered users. The announcement coincides with the fifth anniversary of the launch of the Seattle-based company's first Internet-audio product--RealAudio. RealNetworks pioneered the transmission of audio and video content over the Internet.
BUSINESS
December 11, 2000 | JON HEALEY
RealNetworks, a leading provider of software for delivering audio and video over the Internet, is expected to release upgrades today that aim to improve the quality, reliability and scalability of Web broadcasts. The new software, dubbed "RealSystem iQ," is for computer servers that transmit audio and video files over the Net. It's separate from the software used to play those files on a personal computer, which Real updated earlier this year.
BUSINESS
March 28, 2001 | JON HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pay ball! Major League Baseball, the self-proclaimed national pastime, announced plans Tuesday to cut off the free Internet broadcasts of its games. Starting around opening day, fans who want to listen to games over the Web will have to buy a subscription from Major League Baseball or its new partner, Seattle-based RealNetworks. The deal calls for RealNetworks to pay upward of $20 million over three years for the Internet rights to the games.
BUSINESS
April 26, 2001 | JON HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As chairman and chief executive of RealNetworks, Rob Glaser has been a pioneering force in bringing free music and video to the Web. Earlier this month, Glaser pulled off something that no other new-media CEO has been able to do: He convinced three of the five major record companies to trust him with their precious music catalogs. But they don't plan to give away those songs.
BUSINESS
December 23, 2004 | Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writer
A European judge Wednesday ordered Microsoft Corp. to sell a version of its flagship Windows operating system without a music and video player. The ruling by Court of First Instance President Bo Vesterdorf marked the first time in a decade of antitrust litigation that the software giant would be forced to make significant changes to a product.
HOME & GARDEN
November 6, 2003 | David Colker, Times Staff Writer
Napster -- the infamous Internet music-sharing service that sparked an onslaught of illegal song trading -- is back, and this time it's legal. It's also no longer free. But with music fans who are still sharing music illegally facing the possibility of court action -- and with campaigns by the music industry, tech companies and even some rock stars against the practice -- the reborn Napster that debuted last week is not looking so bad. The price, $9.
BUSINESS
March 28, 2001 | JON HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pay ball! Major League Baseball, the self-proclaimed national pastime, announced plans Tuesday to cut off the free Internet broadcasts of its games. Starting around opening day, fans who want to listen to games over the Web will have to buy a subscription from Major League Baseball or its new partner, Seattle-based RealNetworks. The deal calls for RealNetworks to pay upward of $20 million over three years for the Internet rights to the games.
BUSINESS
December 11, 2000 | JON HEALEY
RealNetworks, a leading provider of software for delivering audio and video over the Internet, is expected to release upgrades today that aim to improve the quality, reliability and scalability of Web broadcasts. The new software, dubbed "RealSystem iQ," is for computer servers that transmit audio and video files over the Net. It's separate from the software used to play those files on a personal computer, which Real updated earlier this year.
BUSINESS
April 10, 2000 | STANLEY HOLMES
RealNetworks plans to announce today that growth in its RealPlayer--a device that streams audio and video over the Internet--has surpassed more than 115 million unique and registered users. The announcement coincides with the fifth anniversary of the launch of the Seattle-based company's first Internet-audio product--RealAudio. RealNetworks pioneered the transmission of audio and video content over the Internet.
BUSINESS
September 23, 1999 | CHARLES PILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
CheckOut.com, a Web site for learning about and buying music, games and movies, scored a partnership deal with RealNetworks, the leading technology provider for streaming music and video images over the Internet, the companies announced today. CheckOut.com will pay Seattle-based RealNetworks $7 million annually to be the default retail link for users of RealJukeBox, a tool for finding, downloading and recording music from the Web or from CDs.
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