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RealNetworks Sells Video Codec and a Bunch of Patents to Intel for $120 Million

RealNetworks said on Thursday that it has sold a big chunk of it patent portfolio and its next-generation video codec to Intel for $120 million in cash. The Seattle company said it retains the rights to use the technology, so it doesn’t see an impact on its operating plans.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus