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February 20, 2013 at 12:23 PM

RealNetworks hires new mobile boss

As part of the ongoing effort to revive RealNetworks, founder Rob Glaser today announced a new head of the company’s mobile entertainment division. Max Pellegrini, former chief executive of mobile entertainment company Dada.net, was hired as president of Real’s mobile group. He’s replacing Mike Lunsford, who is leaving after five years. In the announcement, Glaser thanked Lunsford…

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July 24, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Big Fish announces cloud game service, Roku deal

In his opening keynote speech at the Casual Connect game conference at Benaroya Hall today, Big Fish founder Paul Thelen announced a big plunge into cloud gaming. The company today is launching “Big Fish Unlimited,” an online service that streams games to phones, tablets, PCs and TVs. The service will cost $7.99 per month for ad-free access…

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May 24, 2012 at 11:04 AM

RealNetworks sued by state, consumers getting $2 mil back

In response to hundreds of consumer complaints over odd credit card charges by RealNetworks, Attorney General Rob McKenna investigated the Seattle digital media company and reached a settlement announced today. The settlement will end “questionable practices” such as pre-checked boxes that Real used to obtain consent to bill customers. The practices included “free-to-pay conversions” that converted…

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