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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

Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

November 24, 2020 9:00 AM

Going Beyond Advertising: Revenue Diversification in ...

The pandemic has had a profound short-term effect on publishers around the world -- a jump in readership somewhat dampened by disappearing advertising revenue. In many media firms, the digital channel has become most important, accelerating the move to digital while also highlighting the fragility of the display advertising market.

Will Law

Will Law

November 23, 2020 9:00 AM

Using LL-HLS with byte-range addressing to achieve i ...

Introduction HTTP Adaptive Segmented (HAS) streaming began to be used at scale from 2008 to 2012, with the advent of Move Networks, Microsoft Smooth Streaming, Apple HLS, Adobe HDS, and MPEG DASH. With the typical 10s segment durations of the day, livestream latencies (measuring latency as the time from an action being filmed to that same action being displayed on a device's screen) remained in the 30s to 60s range,

Susan McReynolds

Susan McReynolds

November 20, 2020 10:00 AM

Don't Let DDoS Extortionists Deliver a KO Punch

Since mid-August, a variety of threat actors (and copycats alike) have been targeting organizations across all industries globally, threatening impending DDoS attacks unless Bitcoin is paid out. It's apparent, as the campaign rages on, that some businesses must be paying the extortion demands, -- incentivizing the criminal activity. Others are procuring emergency DDoS defenses in order to withstand bandwidth-busting attacks and keep internet-facing infrastructure protected. As highlighted in our last

Becks Ireland

Becks Ireland

November 19, 2020 9:00 AM

Akamai's Technical Enablement and Education Team, Pa ...

Akamai's Technical Enablement and Education Team won four coveted Brandon Hall Group awards for excellence in learning. Akamai's win was announced on August 20, 2020. The winners are listed on Brandon Hall Group's website.

Erik Nygren

Erik Nygren

November 18, 2020 12:30 PM

Toward Inclusive Language in Software

Akamai opposes racism in all its forms and is committed to providing an inclusive, fair, and respectful environment for both our customers and our employees. As part of this commitment, we are joining other technology-industry leaders in removing biased, oppressive, and racially insensitive terminology across our portfolio. Such terminology includes blacklist/whitelist and master/slave, but will extend beyond those terms as we work with our teams and our partners to review