Mikroschoft heeft z'n aandeel van 10% in RealNetworks geselled. Niet echt verbazingwekkend, aangezien Mikroschoft en RealNetworks de laatste tijd toch al niet al te vriendelijk met elkaar om gingen. Hier wat info van Techweb :
Considering the acrimonious relationship between Microsoft and RealNetworks, Microsoft's decision to sell its 10 percent stake in the streaming media company took few by surprise.
The partnership had been rocky since October of last year, when RealNetworks' released version 5.0 version of its technology without support for the ASF format Microsoft is pushing as a Web standard for streaming media.
This week, RealNetworks released the final version of its G2 player -- which backs the SMIL streaming media format that Microsoft said is unnecessary. That won't do anything to warm things up between them, although RealNetworks said it actually would prefer that Microsoft remain a shareholder.