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Rob Glaser

Rob Glaser is a venture partner at Accel Ventures. He is the founder of RealNetworks which produced RealAudio, RealVideo, RealPlayer, and Helix, ... More »Rob Glaser is a venture partner at Accel Ventures. He is the founder of RealNetworks which produced RealAudio, RealVideo, RealPlayer, and Helix, among other products and services. Before founding RealNetworks worked for Microsoft for ten years. Glaser is a graduate of Yale University with an MA degree in Economics and a BS degree in Computer Science.

With its new cloud player, RealNetworks is trying the next big turnaround

RealNetworks founder Rob Glaser still vividly remembers talking to his team after he returned to the company as CEO last summer, a job that he was forced to give up in 2010 amid declining revenue and a tanking stock price. The answer he got was that no such version was in development ...

Rob Glaser Talks About New Social Casino Sweepstakes (Video)

Rob Glaser dropped by the global HQ of AllThingsD to talk about a new offering that RealNetworks is rolling out today as part of its efforts to turnaround its fortunes. Literally — with a sweepstakes. Glaser, a former Microsoft exec who founded the Seattle-based company 18 years ...

Sidecar App Re-Imagines Mobile Phone Calls With a Flurry of Clever Features

That was the reality facing Socialeyes, a startup co-founded by Rob Glaser (former CEO of Real Networks) and Rob Williams (the one-time Microsoft wizard involved in numerous startups, including Avogadro ). The company’s idea to deliver persistent video connections between friends and ...

RealNetworks casino plan: give out $100k per month

Founder Rob Glaser is scheduled to announce the plan during a keynote speech at the Casual Connect conference today in San Francisco. In an interview, Glaser said the sweepstakes plan is one of three major initiatives planned this year to revitalize RealNetworks. Still to come are ...

RealNetworks’ Rob Glaser rolls the dice on sweepstakes contest in social casino game

Rob Glaser, the cofounder and acting chief executive at Seattle-based RealNetworks, said in an interview with GamesBeat that the move will bring the greater engagement for some of the players who will now get more excited about playing a game where they can win a “golden ticket,” or a ...

5 favorite moments: RealNetworks' Rob Glaser

Summary: Rob Glaser is back in the CEO seat at RealNetworks, the company he founded in 1994. Even if it's only temporary, we wonder what he'll say next. Here are five favorites from the archives. The chief executive of RealNetworks, Thomas Nielsen, stepped down yesterday after less than ...

Sidecar turns the simple phone call into a media sharefest

Along with Williams, the company was launched by RealNetworks founder Rob Glaser, and is funded by Ignition Partners and the Webb Investment Network as well as Glaser himself. Related research and analysis from GigaOM Pro: ...

RealNetworks aims for comeback with new video software

Rob Glaser, who returned to the company he founded as interim CEO last year, said the new RealPlayer Cloud offering would leverage the still-large installed base of RealPlayer personal computer video software, and potentially establish the platform for a new push into media content and ...

RealNetworks Unveils RealPlayer Cloud in Video Service Bid

“People still have no confidence that they can play their videos easily across devices,” said RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser in an interview, who noted that video usage had still exploded. “We see it as an important problem to solve and also a huge opportunity.” Glaser said that ...

RealNetworks cutting up to 160 jobs in overhaul

Founder Rob Glaser, who returned to the chief executive position on July 3, informed employees today that that cuts are part of a new strategy and plan "to stop burning cash and to return the company to profitability. " "Unfortunately, a major part of this streamlining entails reducing ...

Seattle company RealNetworks laying off as many as 160 workers

Recently returned CEO Rob Glaser sent a letter to the RealNetworks staff Tuesday informing them that a plan to cut at least $45 million from the company's annual expenses includes eliminating 80 jobs now and another 80 in the coming months, approximately 14 percent of the company's ...

The DeanBeat: Casual Connect reveals a scary and hopeful gaming business

Rob Glaser, the chairman and acting CEO of RealNetworks, sees value on the edge of the game industry, at the intersection of the red-hot social casino games and real-money gambling. After all, gambling is a $400 billion business, online gambling is $35 billion, and social casino games ...

When Chief Executives Share Company News on Facebook

Instead of trying to keep his e-mail to the staff a secret, though, Rob Glaser, the founder of RealNetworks and its interim chief executive, cut and pasted it onto his Facebook page. RealNetworks made the layoffs public through filings with securities regulators, but the e-mail Mr. ...

Aiming To Dominate Mobile Ad Attribution, HasOffers Raises $9.4M Round Led By Accel

In addition to Accel, RealNetworks founder Rob Glaser and Founder’s Co-op partner Chris Devore also invested. (Glaser and Devore are both based in Seattle, as is HasOffers. ) Even though HasOffers is a bit older than your normal Series A company, and even though Accel has a ...

RealNetworks Inc (RNWK) news: RealNetworks Management Discusses Q4 2013 Results

Here with me today are Rob Glaser, Chairman and interim CEO; and Tim Wan, Chief Financial Officer. Rob will discuss company strategy and the progress the company has made in recent months, and then Tim will provide the financial review of the fourth quarter and full year and the ...

RealNetworks Inc (RNWK): RealNetworks Management Discusses Q2 2013 Results

Joining me today are Rob Glaser, Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer of RealNetworks; and Tim Wan, Chief Financial Officer. By now, you should have a copy of our earnings release, which crossed the wire and filed with the SEC approximately one hour ago. Complementing the ...

RealNetworks CEO Resigns, Board Appoints Rob Glaser as Interim CEO

RealNetworks chairman and founder Rob Glaser has been appointed Interim CEO, effective immediately. "I come back to RealNetworks with a sense of great urgency to set the company on a long-term path to success," said Glaser. "RealNetworks has a great deal of potential and ...

RealNetworks CEO Nielsen leaves after 8 months

The company said chairman and company founder Rob Glaser will be interim CEO, while the search is under way for a new CEO. "The board and Thomas mutually agreed that the CEO position wasn't the right fit," Glaser said in a press release. Nielsen became president and CEO of ...

Gaming Veteran Atul Bali Appointed President of Games at RealNetworks

"We are delighted to have Atul join Real and lead our games business into the future," said Rob Glaser, chairman and interim CEO of RealNetworks. "Atul is a widely respected leader in the land-based and digital gaming spaces with deep expertise, strong relationships, proven leadership ...

RealNetworks Appoints Dawn G. Lepore to Board of Directors SEATTLE, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

"We are delighted to have Dawn join the board as we continue to revitalize RealNetworks," said Rob Glaser, chairman and interim CEO of RealNetworks. "Dawn brings a rare combination of deep operational expertise, keen strategic insights, and a wealth of public company board experience to ...

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