RealNetworks CEO Glaser a little miffed with Microsoft over Zune

“Rob Glaser, chairman and CEO of RealNetworks, seemed a little miffed with Microsoft during the company’s Thursday second-quarter earnings call with investors,” Erica Ogg reports for CNET. “When it came time to discuss RealNetworks’ music strategy, Glaser opined that Microsoft’s decision to shift gears and brand both the Zune portable music player and service, which could hurt its former partners like RealNetworks, is unwise.”

“Glaser said, ‘We think this a case where our technology competitors, in this case specifically Microsoft, have literally thrown the baby out with the bath water.’ Therefore, he added, the move gives RealNetworks ‘a great opportunity to partner with a number of other companies who make excellent hardware and who are open to integrating tightly with our Rhapsody software platform,'” Ogg reports.

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44 Comments

  1. Is it possible that someone partnered with M$ and didn’t think they would be stabbed in the back at the first opportunity. Give me a break! If you sleep with turds you’re gonna get some stink on you!

  2. Hahahaha it’s so funny to watch the iTunes wannabes’ fighting over the scraps in the online music business.

    Everyday more and more content is added to iTMS, more and more people are buying more and more content.

    Apple is getting stronger and the rest can’t even begin to compete.

  3. Well, Rob,

    If you can pull yourself away from the Krisy Kreme store, maybe you could see that you were screwed from the beginning. Microsoft never intended for PlaysForSure to actually work with anything but their own piece of the industry, right? You couldn’t really be that dumb now, could you?

    Oh wait, you did create your players and service. Sorry, my bad for thinking you had a brain…

    bozo

    S.

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