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Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

January 29, 2014 8:00 AM

Live Streaming from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

More than a century ago, clothing designer Tiger of Sweden was founded with the radical idea of sending its tailors to customers rather than waiting for customers to visit the shop. During this week's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Stockholm, the cutting-edge designer is again bringing its fashions to the people, this time by way of live streaming the showcase of its 2014 Fall and Winter clothing lines.With no margin for error,

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

December 31, 2013 1:42 PM

Akamai at the International CES: 5 Predictions

Since the International CES has become such a focal point for the convergence of content and technology, the lead-up to the show tends to generate a fair amount of buzz around Akamai about what's to come (and, frankly, what may have passed), how the industry sees content delivery and consumption evolving, and what might be the "next big thing" coming out of the event. In what's becoming an annual prediction

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

November 22, 2013 11:53 AM

The Boston Globe Names Akamai a 'Top Place to Work'

Akamai is one of the best places to work in Massachusetts according to The Boston Globe's "Top Places to Work in 2013" survey. Akamai placed sixth in the "largest employers" category, moving up eight spots from last year, and was listed among the highest-ranking technology companies overall in the state.Employees from our Cambridge, Mass., headquarters were among nearly 76,000 respondents to a survey commissioned by The Boston Globe. To help

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

November 21, 2013 11:54 AM

Sola Shines at Streaming Media Readers' Choice Award ...

We're honored that Akamai received three 2013 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards, which were presented during a ceremony at the Streaming Media West conference in Huntington Beach, Calif., on Wednesday, Nov. 20th. Akamai ranked first in the Content Delivery Network (CDN), Cloud Encoding/Transcoding, and Reporting & Analytics Platform categories.Akamai's Sola Sphere won for CDN. Built upon the Akamai Intelligent Platform of more than 141,000 globally distributed servers, Sola Sphere is

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

October 22, 2013 2:36 PM

The Science of Online Video Advertisements

Today Akamai announced the publication of a new study, "Understanding the Effectiveness of Video Ads: A Measurement Study," designed to gain a scientific understanding of when viewers complete watching online video ads and when they abandon them. With analysis of an aggregate 367 million videos and 257 million ads from over 3,000 publishers that were viewed by 65 million unique users worldwide across the Akamai Intelligent Platform, a great deal

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

July 18, 2013 2:38 PM

Live from Comic-Con with FUNimation Channel

The comics world is gathering in San Diego this week for Comic-Con® International and Akamai is excited to help FUNimation Channel stream live from the massive conference. Owned and operated by our partner, Olympusat Telecom, FUNimation Channel's originally produced entertainment news show, Random Pop: Live at Comic-Con, is live streaming July 18-20 from 12 PM-6:30 PM PST. The content is being delivered with Olympusat Telecom's OT Cloud and OT Connect services,

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

June 28, 2013 9:56 AM

TV Everywhere Authentication: Challenges & Opportuni ...

Authentication for TV Everywhere is a complex challenge to solve if consumers are to enjoy seamless, user-friendly experiences that enable high-quality, premium content to be viewed across devices. It's a challenge that Akamai is addressing through our Sola Vision Identity Services, which our partner, Brightcove, has integrated into its Video Cloud online video platform. Recently, Corey Halverson, Akamai's senior director of media products, joined Jeff Whatcott, Brightcove's CMO, and Phil

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

June 27, 2013 11:20 AM

Walking on a Wire

Discovery Channel's nerve-wracking "Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda" last Sunday brought new meaning to the term, "cable TV." The live television and online broadcast featured tightrope walker Nik Wallenda, a.k.a. "The King of the Highwire," traversing a 1,400-wide section of the Grand Canyon some 1,500 feet in the air on a two-inch cable.   As pleased as Akamai was to help Discovery Channel deliver the live online video stream to

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

June 11, 2013 11:45 AM

Akamai Serves Record Traffic for France Télévisions ...

Rafael Nadal's unprecedented eighth French Open championship wasn't the only record set at Roland Garros last week. France Télévisions' live webcast of number one-seeded Nadal's semifinal victory over second-seed Novak Djokovic on Friday, June 8th, set new peak concurrent viewer and traffic records for the event on the Akamai Intelligent Platform. More than 126,000 viewers were simultaneously watching the four-hour match at one point, driving traffic to peak at 155 Gbps.