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RealNetworks®, Inc. delivers digital entertainment services to consumers via PC, portable music player, home entertainment system or mobile phone.

Real created the streaming media category in 1995 and has continued to lead the market with pioneering products and services, including: RealPlayer®, the first mainstream media player to enable one-click downloading and recording of Internet video; the award-winning Rhapsody® digital music service, which delivers more than 1 billion songs per year; RealArcade®, one of the largest casual games destinations on the Web; and a variety of mobile entertainment services, such as ringback tones, offered to consumers through leading wireless carriers around the world.

MEF Minute/

RealNetworks: Mobile messaging – innovate or die!

Next week, RealNetworks’ Paul Ruppert will kick of the MEF panel session on messaging at MWC. Ahead of that event, he issues a challenge to the market – start innovating or risk extinction…

Mobile messaging is a digital phenomenon, made of ones and zeroes. But really its roots are in a transport industry that goes back to ponies, ships and trains.

Spotlight On: RealNetworks

RealNetworks is on a mission to organise the world’s smartphone photos and videos. Its RealTimes app intelligently creates slick movie ’stories’ based around the same event. In our Executive Interview series, Max Pellegrini told Tim Green about the huge potential of this ‘personalisation’ product…

Has the iPad peaked? Industry Views

Apple’s recently announced Q2 2014 earnings broke all previous company records with growth across all product lines in all markets – all apart from the iPad. The company sold 16.4 million units in the quarter – a 16% drop from 19.5m units in the same quarter 2013. The problem? Customers will balk at paying more for a product that’s not too dissimilar from a cheaper, rival machine, regardless of that...

5 minutes with… RealNetworks Mobile Entertainment

In our 5 minutes with profiles, MEF members talk about their business, their aspirations for the future and the wider mobile industry. This week Max Pellegrini, President of Mobile Entertainment at RealNetworks and MEF North America Board member introduces their Mobile Entertainment Division. What does RealNetworks’ Mobile Entertainment division do? RealNetworks creates products and services that make it easier for people to access and enjoy digital media on the devices and platforms they choose to use. The...

10 Things You Need To Know about Ringback Tones

Customizable ringback tones for mobile devices have long been available to consumers to personalize their calling experience. Today, RealNetworks is focused on re-inventing the ways people personalize their devices, with a…