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September 23, 2015 9:14 AM

Refining the State of the Internet Report

Over the last several years, many users have adopted mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, as their primary means of accessing the Internet. A number of studies published over the past year illustrate this trend, especially among millennials. In addition, improvements to, and greater deployment of this technology by mobile network providers have led to mobile connection speeds that rival fixed broadband connections in some geographies. LTE-Advanced, which is

Akamai

Akamai

September 8, 2015 9:54 AM

What should you expect this holiday season? #Holiday ...

With the continued growth in online commerce, one of the best ways to anticipate and prepare for the coming holiday season is to look back on what happened in 2014. A recent report from NRF captured data from 2014 holiday activities in North America. At a high level, the report found that consumers are more confident in the economy - leading to a likely increase in spending. "...Confidence is

Desmond Tam

Desmond Tam

September 2, 2015 9:14 AM

Descriptive Statistics for #WebPerf

Stats. How geeky. And boring. I hardly remember anything from basic elementary math, let alone anything to do with statistical analysis at a college / university level. But it turns out that statistics can be incredibly useful in describing what's happening across a population, such as when you use Real User Monitoring (RUM) to get performance metrics (such as load times) across your user base. Why is this important?

Akamai

Akamai

August 28, 2015 1:03 AM

OTT at your doorstep: Are you ready?

Consider this - the number of months needed to reach 1 million users in India since launch[1] : Facebook - 10 months Twitter - 12 months Instagram - 2.5 months HotStar - .2 months (6 days !!!) So what is HotStar? HotStar is one of the recent OTT video applications launched by Star India, launched to coincide with the start of the cricket world cup. Star is one of

Jonathan Zarkower

Jonathan Zarkower

August 27, 2015 11:37 AM

Akamai Assists ISPs in Providing a Family-Friendly I ...

Family and Internet safety advocates have lobbied long and hard to government regulators and Internet service and content providers for stronger measures and controls over the types of content viewable by children when online. And based on recent reports, some ISPs have responded in a favorable way, by implementing services that place automatic blocks on "high risk" websites including those that feature nudity or sexual content or are related

Akamai

Akamai

August 25, 2015 3:00 PM

Summertime and the Living is Not So Easy - Holiday R ...

It's summertime! While most people are relaxing at the beach or enjoying a BBQ, here at Akamai we've already shifted sights towards the winter to provide relief for retailers by ensuring they have fast, reliable and secure e-commerce sites in time for the holidays. The holiday season, after all, is just around the corner. Here are four key ways we are helping retailers convert more shoppers into buyers while

Stephen Ludin

Stephen Ludin

August 24, 2015 10:31 AM

Is HTTP/2 worth the performance price of TLS?

HTTP/2 (h2) is incredibly exciting: The first major rev to HTTP in 15 years, focused on modern web development, performance minded, etc., etc.  But one thing that has people looking at it with trepidation is that to use it you effectively need to move your site over to TLS (i.e. HTTPS).  Though not a requirements in the protocol, no major browser has plans to put h2 in the clear.  Whether

Akamai

Akamai

August 21, 2015 12:20 PM

How Can You Trust a Website?

During an early summer morning on August 1982, in the brightly lit hallway of a non-descript academic building on the campus of University of California Berkeley, two scientists who were working on what the world will later know as the Internet, had a brief but very important conversation:"How can we trust ARPANET?""Because you can trust your colleagues."

Or Katz

Or Katz

August 19, 2015 2:21 PM

The Real Story Behind Cheating Stories? Blackhat SEO

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) campaigns are prevalent and legitimate ways to promote web applications in order to get a better visibility and more traffic to your web application. But what happens when an SEO campaign crosses the line into the dark side and becomes malicious? Recently the Akamai Threat Research Team discovered a highly sophisticated SEO attack campaign that was promoting the search results rating for a web application