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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.
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July 31, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
RealNetworks Inc., the company that makes the RealPlayer streaming software, is betting it can revive its casual games business with the help of its casino games on Facebook. The casino arm, which features games including video poker and blackjack, is part of the Seattle company's GameHouse division . The company is trying to get more users and increase engagement by launching GameHouse Casino Plus, a monthly sweepstakes in which users can enter to win $100,000. Rob Glaser, founder and interim chief executive of RealNetworks, said casual games are a difficult business because there are many competitors and all the games are essentially the same.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
RealNetworks Inc., the company that makes the RealPlayer streaming software, is betting it can revive its casual games business with the help of its casino games on Facebook. The casino arm, which features games including video poker and blackjack, is part of the Seattle company's GameHouse division . The company is trying to get more users and increase engagement by launching GameHouse Casino Plus, a monthly sweepstakes in which users can enter to win $100,000. Rob Glaser, founder and interim chief executive of RealNetworks, said casual games are a difficult business because there are many competitors and all the games are essentially the same.
BUSINESS
January 14, 2010 | By Alex Pham
Rob Glaser, the pull-no-punches founder of RealNetworks Inc., on Wednesday announced his resignation as chief executive. The Seattle pioneer of online media said it appointed general counsel Robert Kimball as interim CEO while its board seeks a permanent replacement. RealNetworks operates Rhapsody, an online music service that it jointly owns with Viacom Inc.'s MTV Networks, as well as RealArcade, a site for casual games. The company developed one of the first Internet music players, RealAudio, in 1995.
BUSINESS
January 14, 2010 | By Alex Pham
Rob Glaser, the pull-no-punches founder of RealNetworks Inc., on Wednesday announced his resignation as chief executive. The Seattle pioneer of online media said it appointed general counsel Robert Kimball as interim CEO while its board seeks a permanent replacement. RealNetworks operates Rhapsody, an online music service that it jointly owns with Viacom Inc.'s MTV Networks, as well as RealArcade, a site for casual games. The company developed one of the first Internet music players, RealAudio, in 1995.
BUSINESS
April 13, 1999
E-commerce and new Internet technologies will be the focus of Spring Internet World '99, which opens Wednesday to the public at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Among the speakers at the event, which runs through Friday: Rich McGinn, chairman and chief executive of Lucent Technologies; John Chambers, president and chief executive of Cisco Systems; Rob Glaser, chief executive of RealNetworks; and John Sidgmore, vice chairman of MCI WorldCom.
BUSINESS
October 19, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Seattle-based RealNetworks Inc., maker of the most popular software for playing Internet audio and video files, said it will form a charitable foundation to spend 5% of its profit on issues such as free speech. So far, that equals about $2 million from the five quarters since the company has been profitable, excluding certain costs.
BUSINESS
April 16, 2004 | From Associated Press
As competition in the online music market stiffens, RealNetworks Inc. has so far failed in a bid to partner with its Internet music rival Apple Computer Inc. and join forces against their common enemy, Microsoft Corp. RealNetworks Chief Executive Rob Glaser sent an e-mail to Apple Chairman Steve Jobs seeking an alliance and a meeting to discuss it this week while Seattle-based Glaser was in Silicon Valley. Apple executives declined to comment.
BUSINESS
October 31, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
RealNetworks Inc., owner of the Rhapsody online music service, reported an unexpected profit after its expansion into mobile phone products spurred sales. Net income dropped 90% to $4.34 million, or 3 cents a share, from $42.2 million, or 24 cents, a year earlier, when an antitrust settlement with Microsoft Corp. boosted results. Analysts in a Bloomberg survey had expected a 1-cent loss. Sales rose 55% to $145.1 million, the Seattle-based company said.
BUSINESS
April 10, 1995 | JULIE PITTA
A former Microsoft executive and the founder of Lotus Development Corp. have teamed up to launch a company devoted to delivering audio over the Internet computer network. Progressive Networks, based in Seattle, will introduce its first product line, RealAudio, at the Internet World conference today in San Jose, Calif. It will enable personal computer users with no more than a standard sound card and telephone line to access audio on the network and play it in real time.
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
November 15, 1999 | KAREN KAPLAN
Another conference for those interested in the convergence of music, new media and the Internet is Webnoize '99, which happens in Century City through Wednesday at the Century Plaza Hotel & Towers. Among those attending are Rob Glaser, chief executive of Real Networks; Anthony Bay, Microsoft's vice president for streaming media; and Jay Samit, senior vice president of new media for EMI Recorded Music. All three executives will give keynote speeches during the three-day event.
BUSINESS
May 22, 2000 | STANLEY HOLMES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
RealNetworks Inc. today will up the stakes in the competitive digital media market with the release of a new suite of software that combines three of its popular streaming-media technologies into one system. The new product, called Real Entertainment Center, integrates its RealPlayer 8, RealJukebox 2 and RealDownload 4 software into one downloadable package that aims to simplify the experience of watching video or listening to music over the Internet.
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