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March 28, 2011 at 4:05 PM

RealNetworks CEO abruptly quits, stock dives

Barely a year after taking the job, RealNetworks Chief Executive Bob Kimball has resigned, the company announced today. Kimball was in the process of restructuring and rebuilding Real, which has zigged, zagged and lurched through several management changes over the last two years. Real announced the change after regular trading closed Monday. Its stock dove today after…


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December 16, 2010 at 9:39 AM

RealNetworks CEO on Unifi, restructuring and more

RealNetworks’ business has zigged and zagged so many times in its 15-year history that it’s hard to get too worked up about the company’s latest restructuring. But after spending an hour with Bob Kimball, the former company lawyer who took over as chief executive last January, I think I understand where the company’s now heading. It’s also…


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January 13, 2010 at 1:57 PM

Glaser’s goodbye note to Real employees, new CEO’s hello

Rob Glaser told RealNetworks employees this afternoon he’s giving up the CEO post at the company he founded 16 years ago to spend more time with family, civic work and other projects.

Incoming Chief Executive Bob Kimball also sent a memo to employees, telling them he’ll be discussing a new strategy for the company in a few weeks.

Glaser’s internal note:


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