] RealNetworks made a direct appeal last week to Apple
] Computer, its Internet music rival, suggesting that the two
] companies to create a "tactical alliance" to form a common
] front against Microsoft in the digital music business.
] But if an alliance with Apple could not be struck, Real might
] be forced to form a partnership with Microsoft.
] "Why is Steve afraid of opening up the iPod?" asked CEO
] Rob Glaser.
Why should Steve bother opening up the iPod since Real has never (until now) done anything but reject deals from Apple?
RE: RealNetworks Seeks a Musical Alliance With Apple (or Else!)