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July 2016 Archives

Helen Yang

Helen Yang

July 28, 2016 10:23 AM

Is A Picture Really Worth A Thousand Words?

"Judging by the current explosive growth of images on the Internet, a picture may be worth much more than a thousand words," wrote Jason Miller, our Chief Strategist of Commerce, in his recent article - Is A Picture Really Worth A Thousand Words - published in Innovative Retail Technologies.

Nelson Rodriguez

Nelson Rodriguez

July 27, 2016 2:19 PM

The Changing Face of Video Game Innovation

Take 5 seconds to reflect over the last 10 years of gaming. It shouldn't be that hard... I recently covered 40 years of game history in one page. Fine, take 20 seconds. In the last decade, what have been the real needle-moving innovations in the video game industry?

Akamai

Akamai

July 27, 2016 10:23 AM

American Banker's CyberSec 2016 Conference - That's ...

Last week, American Banker hosted its brand new conference, Cybersec 2016 in Midtown Manhattan. Penny Crosman (@pennycrosman), Editor at Large, American Banker, did a great job as chair of the event and brought together thoughtful presenters and panelists. There were great insights from leaders in the industry from BBVA, Bank of the West, USAA, Mastercard, U.S. Bank, and many others. It was a fantastic day of information sharing - exactly

Akamai SIRT Alerts

Akamai SIRT Alerts

July 22, 2016 10:30 AM

Akamai SIRT details a timeline of DDoS campaigns aga ...

Akamai SIRT has published a new case study detailing a series of DDoS attack campaigns against the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) network. So far in 2016, MIT has received more than 35 DDoS campaigns against several different targets which have been mitigated by at least one of our cloud solutions. The new case study authored by Wilber Mejia outlining the DDoS campaigns and attack methods utilized can be downloaded

Nelson Rodriguez

Nelson Rodriguez

July 21, 2016 10:56 AM

Reflections on Video Game Industry Inflection Points

We think often about the history of video games in terms of console generations (we're in the 8th, in case you're wondering). I think about the last 40 years of gaming in terms of experience eras; specifically, what kinds of inflection points have come before, and what they felt like for us players.

Akamai

Akamai

July 20, 2016 9:35 AM

#MobilePerf Blog Series: Mobile Browser Trends

In June 2012, Akamai launched the "Akamai IO" data visualization tool, with an initial data set that highlighted browser usage across PCs and other connected devices connecting to Akamai via fixed and mobile networks. The data used for Akamai IO is sampled from nearly three trillion requests for content that Akamai handles each day. It also makes use of Akamai's EdgeScape IP address geolocation tool to help identify IP addresses

Akamai SIRT Alerts

Akamai SIRT Alerts

July 18, 2016 12:12 PM

Akamai Mitigates httpoxy Vulnerability

Dominic Scheirlinck and the httpoxy disclosure team disclosed a vulnerability on Monday, July 18th that affects many PHP and CGI web-apps. Many origin web applications (particularly PHP and CGI applications) unsafely trust the "HTTP_PROXY" environment variable when generating forward requests. The CGI spec (which PHP also follows) calls for the incoming header to be converted to an environment variable before executing the cgi application. The conversion specifies that "HTTP_" be

Akamai

Akamai

July 15, 2016 11:13 AM

Brexit was a perfect example of how peak traffic can ...

One of the most frustrating experiences online is waiting for a page to load, or trying to complete a transaction for that 'must have' item, and being greeted with an unresponsive screen. In fact, Akamai's 2015 Performance Matters report found that 49% of consumers expect a page to load in two seconds or less. As consumers' expectations for page load-speed increases, their patience for slow-loading websites decreases. Currently, only 51%

Nelson Rodriguez

Nelson Rodriguez

July 14, 2016 1:12 PM

Speaking at Amazon Developer Day @ Casual Connect

There's no limit to the distance I will travel to loudly proclaim there's too much friction in the video game industry. This month, though, will be tame compared to some of my more recent global treks. I'll be on a panel at Amazon Developer Day during the Casual Connect conference in San Francisco. Akamai has a big team in SF dedicated to the games industry, which makes it feel a

Akamai

Akamai

July 13, 2016 2:48 PM

See You at American Banker's CyberSec 2016 Conferenc ...

I am excited to attend American Banker's new conference, Cybersec 2016 in NYC on July 19. This is a new conference for American Banker and it is bringing together some great speakers from USAA, Bank of the West, BBVA and many other innovative financial institutions. I am particularly looking forward to hearing Frank Abagnale speak - I really enjoyed his book "Catch Me if You Can"!

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

July 12, 2016 10:57 AM

Portugal-France Sets Live Sports Streaming Record on ...

Akamai set a new peak-traffic record for a live sports event delivered on our platform during last weekend's Portugal-France championship match of the quadrennial European football (soccer) tournament. The 7.3 Tbps peak, which was hit during the match's overtime period, eclipsed the former live sports record of 7.0 Tbps generated by the Argentina-Netherlands semifinal in the 2014 World Cup. The championship match also drove a peak of more than 3.3

Yohai Einav

Yohai Einav

July 7, 2016 1:20 PM

Preventing the Necurs Bot from Phoning Home

This story has been told thousands of times before - a botnet is born, a botnet goes down, a botnet tries to get its bots back together. But the story of Necurs is unique.

Kate Jenkins

Kate Jenkins

July 6, 2016 12:15 PM

Girls Who Code is Back! 2016 Summer Immersion Progra ...

Akamai's 2nd annual Girls Who Code Summer Immersion program is now underway! Last Monday, we welcomed 20 high school girls to our Cambridge headquarters to begin their intensive seven week program. The girls will learn coding fundamentals, participate in field trips, workshops, and receive mentoring from Akamai employees.

Akamai

Akamai

July 5, 2016 10:19 AM

Are bots muddying your marketing analytics?

In short, most likely. Bots have become a hot topic with many retailers lately as security has become a higher priority. Malicious bots can be part of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack or efforts to extract valuable customer data, or both.