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  1. RealNetworks To Spin Off Rhapsody

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks today unveiled plans to spin off the Rhapsody America music subscription service into an independent company. Rhapsody America is a joint venture between RealNetworks and MTV Networks, formed after MTV shuttered its URGE music service ...

  2. MTV, RealNetworks, Verizon Join Forces

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks, RealNetworks and Verizon Wireless have joined forces to create a new, integrated digital music service, which will replace the service each company currently offers. The core of the new offering is a joint venture between RealNetwork ...

  3. RealNetworks Buys Austria's Sony NetServices

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT RealNetworks Inc, operator of U.S. subscription-based online-music service Rhapsody, has acquired Austria-based mobile-music platform developer Sony NetServices (SNS) for approximately $9 million in cash. SNS, a business-to-business venture that h ...

  4. RealNetworks Digital Music Revenues Up In Q1

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT RealNetworks reports that its first quarter digital music revenue increased 18% year-over-year to $34.1 million. The company also added more than one million total music subscribers vs. the same time a year ago, hitting a new high of 2.7 million. ...

  5. WMG, Virgin Mobile USA Enter Pact

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has licensed hundreds of tracks to be sold as "alert tones" for Virgin Mobile USA. Virgin is marketing the service as "text tones" to be played when their subscribers receive a new Warner Music Group has lice ...

  6. RealNetworks Acquires WiderThan For $350 Million

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal sets stage for mobile version of Rhapsody. RealNetworks has acquired mobile content technology firm WiderThan for $350 million, setting the stage for a mobile version of the Rhapsody music subscription service. WiderThan provides solutions to ...

  7. Billboard Bows Ringtones Chart

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Billboard is launching a chart for ringtones. The Hot Ringtones chart will debut in the Nov. 6 issue of the magazine as part of the new Digital Entertainment special section. Billboard is launching a chart for ringtones. The Hot Ringtones chart wi ...

  8. Billboard Bows Ringtones Chart

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Billboard is launching a chart for ringtones. The Hot Ringtones chart will debut in the Nov. 6 issue of the magazine as part of the new Digital Entertainment special section. Billboard is launching a chart for ringtones. The Hot Ringtones chart wi ...

  9. Korea's WiderThan Buys Ztango

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WiderThan, the Korea-based mobile Internet service provider, has acquired Reston, Va.-based content provider Ztango. WiderThan says the deal will enable it to bring wireless services such as ringback SAN FRANCISCO -- WiderThan, the Korea-based mob ...

  10. Korea's WiderThan Buys Ztango

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WiderThan, the Korea-based mobile Internet service provider, has acquired Reston, Va.-based content provider Ztango. WiderThan says the deal will enable it to bring wireless services such as ringback WiderThan, the Korea-based mobile Internet serv ...