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Using RealNetworks Solutions

The king is dead; long live the king!

Five years ago, I was setting up an intranet-based, video-broadcasting network for an international company. It was the beginning of video on the Internet, and there was a lot of competition. It seemed that only one company was leading the pack: RealNetworks. In many ways, RealNetworks was the pioneer of Internet video and audio; it popularized the technology that produced the supporting tools. Unfortunately, Microsoft aimed squarely at RealNetworks and took aim. For video, it was the shot heard round the world.

Today, Realnetworks is a shell of the company it once was. Other better technologies have succeeded and surpassed RealNetwork's steps. But RealNetworks used to be number one. The king is dead; long live the king.

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