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Is RealNetworks in Play?: CBS MarketWatch takes a look at the buyout possibilities for RealNetworks. In a world where consumer subscriptions…

Is RealNetworks in Play?: CBS MarketWatch takes a look at the buyout possibilities for RealNetworks. In a world where consumer subscriptions are valuable, RealNetworks is increasingly looking attractive to a company that wants steady subscription revenue, according to the story. RealNetworks says subscription sales, which rose 30 percent to $18 million in the second quarter vs. the first quarter, were the company’s fastest-growing segment and accounted for 41 percent of its total sales.

The Seattle-based company may not be in a position to go it alone. Among the possible partners: Yahoo, which has been looking to build up subscription sales.

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