Matthew Dow
Small-cap, value, long only, growth at reasonable price

RealNetworks: The Catalyst Has Arrived With RealPlayer Cloud

Back in April I published an article on long forgotten RealNetworks (NASDAQ:RNWK), a dinosaur of the early internet days. Those of you who spent a lot of time online in the mid to late 90s probably remember well RealAudio and later RealPlayer. This software dominated the streaming audio and video markets up until about 2000. At its peak, RealPlayer had nearly 85% market share for streaming content, but this quickly fell when Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) Flash, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Media Player and a host of others flooded the market with free offerings. Not helping was the persistent adware claims and other annoyances with the software. Tech analysts such as PC World in 2006 rated the

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