RealNetworks hires former Fox executive to be president

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Seattle--RealNetworks Inc. said Thursday it has hired Larry Jacobson, a longtime executive with Fox TV, who most recently worked at TicketMaster Corp., to be president-COO of the media software company. He'll be responsible for most day-to-day management at RealNetworks, which was one of the first companies to get into the streaming media space. Although known for streaming software for consumer applications, RealNetworks has created b-to-b alliances with Penton Media Inc. and Apple Computer Inc. to manage and license its software.
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