updated 03:30 pm EST, Tue March 23, 2004
Real CEO pushes Apple
RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser to additional file formats during a panel discussion Tuesday at PC Forum, according to CNET News.com. Glaser said "that Apple is creating problems for itself by using a file format that forces consumers to buy music from Apple's own iTunes site. Because Apple's iPod music player does not support other proprietary music formats and does not license its own format to rivals, Real's Rhapsody and other song sites are blocked from easily reaching iPod users. 'Apple's (market) share will go down if they continue to do this,' Glaser said. "The only way to presently put songs on an iPod is to (buy) them from iTunes.'[or burn them from a CD]"