“Ten years after the release of its first RealAudio multimedia software, RealNetworks is hoping to kick-start its second decade with a new push into digital music,” John Borland reports for CNET News. “In New York on Tuesday morning, during a fete complete with a free concert in Manhattan’s Radio City Music Hall, the company is slated to make what it has called a ‘groundbreaking’ announcement for the future of its digital music business. Though executives have not released details on the announcement, the company has previously said it’s been nearing the release of a new version of its popular Rhapsody subscription-based music program.”
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Tim Arango reports for The New York Post that RealNetworks’ revised Rhapsody “could threaten the popular iTunes service.
Until now, the only subscription digital music service that allowed music to be played on portable devices was Napster’s Napster to Go service. Such services could impact Apple’s iTunes because they would offer cheaper access to a wide range of music that users can take with them on their portable devices… Rhapsody’s service will be available on such portable devices as Creative, iRiver and Samsung, according to a source.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Yawn. The only way RealNetworks could break ground would be if Glaser decides to take up jogging. Fat chance of that happening.
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