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January 2013 Archives

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Akamai

January 28, 2013 2:38 PM

Mobile Request Multiplexer on the Edge

Over the last few years, the massive growth of smart phones and connected devices has been a key force in driving the hyperconnected paradigm. Cisco projects global mobile traffic will grow 18X in the next five years. At the same time, user reliance and expectations on mobile device are higher than ever. According to Equation Research, 71% of mobile web users expect website performance on their mobile phones to be

Tara Bartley

Tara Bartley

January 24, 2013 1:30 PM

CDN World Summit Asia - Will you be there?

CDN Asia begins next week and Akamai's Aura Network Solutions team will be there in full force. It's only natural since the event draws a "who's who" across the industry including CDN service providers (like Akamai), telcos and ISP's, OTT service providers, cable and satellite operators, content owners, etc.  We'll be using the event to talk more about what the company is doing in the region, our acquisition of Verivue, our partnership

Akamai

Akamai

January 23, 2013 9:35 AM

Gigabits to kilobits

Last week, United States FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski issued a "Gigabit City Challenge", calling for at least one gigabit community in all 50 states by 2015.  The FCC's announcement of the challenge cited several existing gigabit programs, including a municipal initiative in Chattanooga, Tenn., the Google Fiber initiative in Kansas City, and Gig.U's initiatives to build ultra-high-speed hubs in the communities of many leading research universities.  Why the need for

Akamai

Akamai

January 18, 2013 9:30 AM

Live Video Streaming that Can Handle Traffic Spikes ...

This is the first installment in a series of posts that discuss various challenges of online video and how Akamai's Sola Media Solutions can be used to address those challenges.Live video streaming has become an increasingly important part of the web content universe, as a variety of businesses and organizations attempt to capture 'share of eyeball' and deliver richer, more HDTV-like experiences. From breaking news, to live sports, to video

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

January 9, 2013 6:06 PM

Internet of Things at CES

The mere fact that a phrase like "the Internet of things" exists essentially ensures that there's going to be a connected something or another anywhere you look at the 2013 CES in Las Vegas this week. With that in mind, I've been keeping an eye out for interesting or unusual examples of connected devices and applications at the show - a task that quickly became daunting given the sheer volume

Lelah Manz

Lelah Manz

January 4, 2013 11:00 AM

Best Buy Holiday Readiness: An Interview with Andrew ...

Akamai has been proudly partnering with Best Buy on eCommerce holiday preparations for years.  While we work with many eCommerce IT organizations, Best Buy is notably one of the best - they are forward thinking and innovative, technically savvy about performance and scalability, operationally excellent with extensive monitoring, and have an excellent partnership with their business team.   In today's blog, I sat down with Andrew Tsai, the Akamai Engagement

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

January 3, 2013 1:28 PM

CES 2013: What We're Watching

Every New Year brings with it scores of traditions, from resolutions, fireworks and champagne toasts to the Times Square ball, "Auld Lang Syne" and midnight smooches. Perhaps not quite as time honored or widely anticipated, this time of year also heralds prognostications of what the big stories and technologies coming out of the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will be. At Akamai, where so much of what we do touches