Ina Fried

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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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik