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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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald