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Adrian Willis

Adrian Willis

December 3, 2020 9:00 AM

Understanding Emerging Video Formats

In my previous post, we discussed two new image formats: High-Efficiency Image File (HEIF) and AV1 Image File (AVIF). In this article, we'll take a closer look at two emerging video formats built on the same foundations.

Adrian Willis

Adrian Willis

December 1, 2020 9:00 AM

Understanding New Image Formats

Akamai Image & Video Manager (IVM) already supports key modern image types, such as WebP, JPEG 2000, and JPEG XR, but the imaging industry is always evolving and raising the bar on the balance of compression and quality. In addition, creative and development teams are regularly asking about new formats, and it's important to understand the leading ones. In this article, we'll examine two newer image formats that are gathering

Kara DiGiacomo

Kara DiGiacomo

December 1, 2020 8:00 AM

Akamai Foundation and Employee Resource Groups Unite

Written by Kara DiGiacomo, Executive Director, Akamai Foundation and Marco Irizarry, Global Manger, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Responsibility On Giving Tuesday, we celebrate joining others in a global movement to give, collaborate, and transform communities and the world. As we think about how 2020 has challenged us in immeasurable ways, we have experienced an extraordinary amount of change, uncertainty, loss, and conflict.

Jonathan Zarkower

Jonathan Zarkower

November 30, 2020 12:00 PM

Distinguishing Among DNS Services Part 1: The Platfo ...

This is Part 1 of a 3-part blog series highlighting some of the distinguishing aspects of Akamai's DNS services, Edge DNS and Global Traffic Management. To begin the series, we focus on Akamai's DNS platform, which was the subject of a technical paper presented at SIGCOMM 2020 this past August.

Jonathan Morgan

Jonathan Morgan

November 30, 2020 10:15 AM

Demonstrate Commitment, Differentiate Services, Deve ...

Everything's mobile -- especially today, when running a business is harder than ever -- and responsiveness is everything. Staying ahead of the curve means workers may need to operate in "always available" mode, relying on their phone for business-related tasks, regardless of where they may be. This creates additional exposure, and attackers have not relented: They see opportunity in times of turmoil and double down to maximize the value of

Adrian Willis

Adrian Willis

November 30, 2020 9:00 AM

Alternatives to Animated GIFs

We have all been amused by animated GIFs on lots of websites -- dancing babies, cute cats, flying birds, funny memes, and countless others. Despite their popularity, animated GIFs can be very heavy and can contribute significantly to page performance issues.

Tara Bartley

Tara Bartley

November 30, 2020 8:47 AM

Two months of Black Fridays?

Black Friday began in the U.S. as a way to funnel Thanksgiving holiday free time into a day of wanton gift shopping. It later spread globally as a retailer promotional blitz to kick off the holiday shopping season. Enter: Black Friday, 2020 style. In early September, many retailers, including Home Depot, announced that their Black Friday deals would be spread out over two months instead of kicking off on Black

Tara Bartley

Tara Bartley

November 27, 2020 9:00 AM

How did your turkey trot to your home this year?

Despite the fact that I only had two guests for Thanksgiving yesterday, I still cooked enough food for 15 people, and all of the ingredients were ordered online and delivered to my front door by a nice delivery person who we have come to know fairly well over the past six months.

Mayur Upadhyaya

Mayur Upadhyaya

November 25, 2020 9:00 AM

What's the point of habitual cookie consent? Analyti ...

Last week I read an online post about schoolchildren who are taught in their IT lessons to just accept cookie consent pop-ups when they see them on the screen! That really is the definition of habitual consent. If we think about the intent of consent, it should be informed, unambiguous, and meaningful to the end user. In the example of the schoolchildren who were taught to consent by default: What