RealNetworks Partners with Netbook OS Vendors

Seattle-based RealNetworks (NASDAQ: RNWK) announced today it has signed licensing agreements to power entertainment and digital media applications on netbooks and mobile devices. The digital entertainment giant has formed partnerships with operating system vendors including Canonical, Xandros, Phoenix, and DeviceVM, so now it targets both Windows and Linux-based devices. The move is being viewed as an effort by RealNetworks to gain traction in the open-source netbook market.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and Editor of Xconomy Boston. E-mail him at gthuang [at] xconomy.com. Follow @gthuang

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