The Consumer Matters is the blog of Leslie Grandy, aka Gearhead Gal.  My passion is creating and delivering compelling products that delight customers through simple and elegant user experience design.

Subscribe To My Feed

Follow Me on Pinterest



Read my blog on Kindle



Looking for a job in product innovation or product design? 


example: innovation, product, mobile, design

city, state or zip

Jobs by SimplyHired





The End of an Era 

The feeling of nostalgia comes with the end of the year, while optimism tries to accompany the new one. But it only seemed right today to look back once again at the end of an era, with the announcement of the departure of RealNetworks' CEO, Rob Glaser. I worked at Real during a very exciting time in digital media, and had the pleasure of learning the subscription business through the launch of GoldPass, then SuperPass and then RealOne and OpenPass. We broke ground with paid content services, like CNN, ABCNews, Nascar and Big Brother, and we launched the first Major League Baseball audio subscription for mobile.

Big Brother, Available Through

I met some whip-smart people, created some amazing memories with them, and learned some valuable lessons. Accordingly, I couldn't let the opportunity pass without posting my own homage about the news. You can read the full story on Technorati's Business Channel.


Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.
Editor Permission Required
You must have editing permission for this entry in order to post comments.