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Real and IBM join forces in streaming

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 09 Jan 2004 15:34 User comments (1)

Real and IBM join forces in streaming RealNetworks and IBM have decided to start offering a complete multimedia management software (and most likely hawrdware as well) solution by joining their multimedia streaming and management products into one huge commercial bundle.
According to the deal, Real's server products, such as Helix Universal Server, will ship with IBM's middleware stack. By joining their product selection into one larger offering provides a complete media management, streaming and digital rights management platform that should be able to compete better with rivals, such as products from Microsoft.

"Together we will enable our global customers to quickly offer secure and high-quality media services to their consumers whenever they want it and wherever they want it -- at their TV, their PC, in their car, or with their phone," said Real's CEO, Rob Glaser.

Source: The Register

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110.1.2004 18:01
gotisos
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just another way to prevent people from downloading, and having access to there songs on backup. "Together we will enable our global customers to quickly offer secure and high-quality media services to their consumers whenever they want it and wherever they want it -- at their TV, their PC, in their car, or with their phone," AKA- connect to our servers from your car tv pc ect... to listen to the music you want, and it only cost you 10 cents each time you want to listen to it If I wanted to have my music or video played anywhere, I would make a back up and play it in my car, tv, pc ect... Screw having to connect to your servers everytime I want to hear a song. Damn it actually makes $1 a song seem worth it, up urs RIAA and anyone else that wants me to connect to your server everytime I want to listen to a song I own.... feel my pain?

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