RealNetworks passes 500,000-sub mark

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RealNetworks Inc. passed two milestones this week.

It now has more than 500,000 active paying subscribers to its 'RealOne' and
'GoldPass' media-subscription services, and it also has more than 250 million
unique registered users worldwide for its 'RealPlayer' and 'RealOne Player'

The RealOne subscription service -- which counts Fox Sports and ABC News
among its content providers -- also provides revenues for those organizations in
the form of bounties for new subscribers and cuts of the monthly