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Byline: Brier Dudley
May 11--Looking for Mr. Goodliving? The Finnish mobile video-game company by that name is now in RealNetworks' stable.
RealNetworks is announcing today that it has paid $15 million cash for the Helsinki-based company, extending its games business to mobile devices. The deal, which closed Friday, also gives RealNetworks further ties to phone companies across Europe.
Games are helping the Seattle-based company diversify beyond the digital-media business it pioneered in the late 1990s. Its core subscription music is facing heavy competition from bigger rivals such as Microsoft and Apple Computer. Even Yahoo! is introducing a …