[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

RealNetworks has appointed John E. Cunningham, IV, to the company’s board of directors.

Mr. Cunningham, 54, has been a general partner of Clear Fir Partners, a venture capital investment partnership, since February 1998 with a focus on wireless, telecom and the Internet.  He serves as a board member of AudienceScience, Revenue Science and Qliance, and is board chairman at Bluecora (formerly InfoSpace). Mr. Cunningham is also an advisor to Petra Growth Fund II.

With Mr. Cunningham’s appointment, the number of directors on RealNetworks’ board remains at seven.