Chris Jones Joins RealNetworks Board


SEATTLE, WA Streaming media service RealNetworks announced that it has named Chris Jones to its board of directors.

Jones, 47, previously held senior engineering posts at Microsoft, leading the engineering team for Microsoft Health. Prior to that, he served as a vice president, in various divisions at Microsoft, including OneDrive & SharePoint, Windows Services, and Windows, where he led the engineering teams for several Microsoft products, such as OneDrive and OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server, Outlook.com and other consumer services, and Windows XP.

"It is an honor to join the RealNetworks Board," said Mr. Jones. "Rob is a pioneer in digital media, and I look forward to working with him and the RealNetworks team as they deliver their next generation of innovative products."

Jones, whose addition brings RealNetworks board of directors back up to 8, has his work cut out for him at the company. Once one of the leading providers of streamed media apps, the company now focuses on social gaming and streaming engines for other developers. – Staff Writers