Real and Microsoft have reached a truce.
Under the deal, Microsoft will pay $460 million in cash to RealNetworks
to settle antitrust claims. It will also pay $301 million in cash to support
Real's music and games efforts and Microsoft will promote Real's Rhapsody subscription
music service on MSN. Microsoft can earn credits toward that $301 million by
signing up subscribers via MSN.
an open source database firm. The videogame industry will fight
California's videogame law.
Schwarzenegger signed the California measure into law last week, but it
faces an uncertain fate. Federal courts have ruled against similar legislation
in Washington state, the city of Indianapolis and St. Louis County in Missouri,
finding the laws violated free speech guarantees in the U.S. Constitution.