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Rob Glaser: screams to make the pain stop Rob Glaser, the CEO and founder of RealNetworks, likes to scream. One former employee tells us that his abuse is so virulent that at it's common for RealNetworks execs to leave the company only one or two months before they're scheduled to receive bonuses worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Our source says: "Another example was a buddy CEO at a startup back in the heyday of bubble 1.0."

Real and Rob were expecting to make a strategic investment in a startup, only to lose out to Microsoft at the last minute. [That sent Glaser] screaming, throwing things, and ultimately slamming the door on the way out of the CEO's office knocking and breaking a picture on the wall.

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