The Uneasy Trio: MSFT, RNWK and AOL


“AOL Time Warner had long been a Microsoft holdout, endorsing RealNetworks’ technology and, more recently, developing its own internal streaming tools for its Internet radio services. But the alliance with RealNetworks has shown signs of stress as RealNetworks has established itself as an aggregator of paid online video content through its RealOne subscription service, which increasingly competes with new features in the broadband version of America Online’s Internet service.”

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