Real Names New Head of Music, Media, Tech

Seattle-based RealNetworks has announced that Mike Lunsford has been named executive vice president of the Technology Products and Solutions and Media Software and Services divisions of the company. Lunsford, who joined Real in 2008, was previously executive vice president of strategic ventures, in charge of strategy and operations for Rhapsody America, the company’s digital music business with MTV Networks (which he will continue to oversee). The move follows the departure of CEO Rob Glaser and chief operating officer John Giamatteo, announced earlier this month. RealNetworks (NASDAQ: RNWK) is now led by president and acting CEO Bob Kimball.

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