January 19, 2004

RealBadNetworks

2004 has not been good to RealNetworks so far. Here's a NYT story about how the popular NPR show Car Talk is "unceremoniously dumping RealMedia" after listener complaints. The replacement? Microsoft's Windows Media Player, of course.

Then there's this scathing review in the Washington Post of Real's new RealPlayer 10. From the article:

In some ways, the new RealPlayer 10 is the worst of all of Real's releases -- after years of complaints about the same problems, the company made only token efforts to address them. And the program's major new feature, an online music store, is an appalling mess.

Posted by brian at January 19, 2004 11:40 AM

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