• United States gets Real cash infusion

Feb 27, 20031 min
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RealNetworks has taken an undisclosed minority stake in struggling online music provider, helping the company stay afloat a while longer., which at $0.49 per song takes a loss on each download, recently laid off one-third of its staff. No word on whether’s wares will be added to Real’s SuperPass subscription service. Unfortunately for legitimate music distributors, free services like Kazaa are too easy and too cheap (free) for many consumers to ignore, despite any potential legal issues (NY Times – registration required).