Thu, 10/29/2009

2009 Press Releases

Hank Skorny Appointed Senior Vice President at RealNetworks

SEATTLE – Oct. 29, 2009 – Digital entertainment services company RealNetworks® (Nasdaq: RNWK) announced today that Hank Skorny has been appointed by the Board of Directors as Senior Vice President, Media Cloud Computing and Services. 

"Over the past 25 years, Hank has been one of the great innovators in the PC, Internet, and mobile industries," said Rob Glaser, chairman and CEO of Real.  "He's a perfect fit to lead a new effort at Real to build an innovative set of products and services that leverage cloud computing to make digital media available to consumers whenever and wherever they want it.  We're excited to have Hank serve on the senior executive team at Real."

Mr. Skorny has nearly 25 years of executive marketing, business development, and engineering experience.  He has been a successful entrepreneur, serving as CEO of Thumbspeed Inc. which was acquired by OZ Communications Inc. and subsequently acquired by Nokia. Prior to founding Thumbspeed, Mr. Skorny held senior executive positions at Infospace Mobile and AOL Mobile. His career has included general management, senior product management and engineering positions at Adobe Systems, Microsoft and Apple Inc.

"Real is ideally positioned to deliver products and solutions that allow people to access, discover and socialize the media from anywhere," said Hank Skorny.  "I am excited to work with the Real team to become the leader in innovation for media in the cloud."

Mr. Skorny serves on several boards, including TiE – The Indus Entrepreneurs and Enterprise Ireland.  He has an active role in philanthropy organizations that focus on education and stimulating entrepreneurship.  Mr. Skorny studied at Drexel University where he was awarded a scholarship for his early novel research in Xenon Fluorides, and by GlaxoSmithKline for his research in computer modeling of complex biochemicals.

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RealNetworks, Inc. delivers digital entertainment services to consumers via PC, portable music player, home entertainment system or mobile phone. Real created the streaming media category in 1995 and has continued to lead the market with pioneering products and services, including: RealPlayer, the first mainstream media player to enable one-click downloading and recording of Internet video; the award-winning Rhapsody® digital music service, which delivers more than 1 billion songs per year; RealArcade®, one of the largest casual games destinations on the Web; and a variety of mobile entertainment services, such as ringback tones, offered to consumers through leading wireless carriers around the world. RealNetworks' corporate information is located at

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