In a settlement with Real Networks, Microsoft agreed to pay $761
million in antitrust claims and to establish a partnership on digital
media games. The New York Times reports that instead of battling for the placement of media
software on your desktop, they plan to collaborate. Working together
Real will supply its Rhapsody online music subscription and digital
games to Microsoft’s online MSN service, as well as games for the Xbox
game console. Read more.
By Paul L. Kerstein