MICROSOFT AND REALNETWORKS SETTLEMENT


Microsoft and RealNetworks have settled their antitrust dispute (to the tune of US $761 million moving from Microsoft to RealNetworks) and have created a new partnership to innovate and promote consumer choices in digital music and games. Part of the settlement involves an agreement that Microsoft will offer RealNetworks' digital games through MSN Games and Xbox Live Arcade for the Xbox 360.

The dispute between the two powerhouses includes a lawsuit by RealNetworks against Microsoft almost two years ago in the United States and RealNetwork's participation in the antitrust proceedings against Microsfot in the European Union and Korea.

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