updated 02:30 pm EST, Wed December 22, 2004
EU ruling to help Apple
AudioGoGo says Real Networks has done "some quality legal and lobbying work that will ." The European Union has ordered that Microsoft stop bundling its Media Player with Windows. The article points out that "when Real Networks started all this work, the media fight was between Microsoft and Real Networks... If anyone has been paying attention, it is now about Windows Media, vs. iTunes." Real Networks and Apple have recently been involved in a dispute over Real's Harmony technology: "Apple just kicked Real Networks hard by blocking its Harmony music service from offering higher quality 192 kbps music to new and updated iPod owners."