Rob Glaser Talks About New Social Casino Sweepstakes — Will It Be RealNetworks’ Golden Ticket? (Video)

It’s not real-money gaming, but it’s still a pile of cash you might be able to win.
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Accel Leads $9.4 Million Round for Affiliate, App Marketing Tracker HasOffers

HasOffers, a four-year-old company that helps companies track their affiliate marketing programs, has raised its first outside funding, a $9.4 million round led by Accel Partners, along with angels including RealNetworks founder Rob Glaser. The company also offers a service that lets app developers track installs and other engagement metrics they can attribute to advertisers.

RealNetworks Hires New Mobile Entertainment President

Some fresh talent for Seattle online company.
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At RealNetworks, Laid-Off Workers Are Streaming Out the Door

Some 80 sacked today, with more layoffs likely to follow.
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RealNetworks Fast-Forwards Through Yet Another CEO — Its First One

The one-time Seattle tech star brings back its founder.
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Sidecar App Helps People Share When They’re Already on a Call

Amid all the recent innovation around mobile applications for social networking, playing games and taking pictures, some of the core phone functionality might be due for a refresh.
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Twitter Acquires Social Summary Tool Summify

Twitter has acquired Summify, a small start-up that smartly aggregates links shared by users’ friends on social networks.
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Meet Qwilt, Creator of Smart Video-Caching Gear, and New Member of the Flash Madness Club

Coming out of stealth today with $24 million from Redpoint Ventures, Accel and other investors, Qwilt stores copies of the videos that are popular in your neighborhood to help make the network run faster. And? It uses flash memory to do it! Flash Madness continues.
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RealNetworks CEO Resigns; Hunt Underway for Replacement

That was quick. Bob Kimball has resigned as president and CEO of RealNetworks after being promoted to the position a year ago in January.

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RealNetworks Lays Off 10 Percent

In its third round of layoffs under a restructuring by CEO Bob Kimball, RealNetworks cut 130 jobs, equal to 10 percent of its workforce. Kimball took over from CEO Rob Glaser last year. In an announcement today, the company stated that it has “completed the restructuring required to create a more efficient and focused company.”

Rob Glaser Eased Out as RealNetworks CEO

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