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February 19, 2018 11:42 AM

Passing the Online Torch from Rio to PyeongChang

Lighting the flame marks the beginning of PyeongChang, commemorating the ancient Greek myth of Prometheus stealing fire from Zeus, and connecting the games to its predecessors. The lighting ceremony has provided some of the most iconic moments, such as Muhammad Ali lighting the flame in Atlanta in 1996 and Antonio Rebollo shooting a flaming arrow to ignite the cauldron in Barcelona in 1992.

Shantanu Kedar

Shantanu Kedar

January 12, 2018 11:00 AM

Increased mobile engagement a key catalyst for the b ...

2017 was a year of epic proportions that broke numerous retail records worldwide. The stage was set earlier in the year by Amazon's Prime Day, which became Amazon's biggest day ever by generating over $1 Billion in sales (60% increase YoY). This was followed by Singles' Day, during which Alibaba generated a record $25 billion in sales (a 39-percent increase over 2016). And then Black Friday and Cyber Monday joined

Shantanu Kedar

Shantanu Kedar

November 28, 2017 8:30 AM

Boost productivity of your DevOps teams and deliver ...

In the first and second part of this blog series, we discussed the challenges associated with cloud adoption and how you can leverage Akamai Cloud Delivery Platform, the world's largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, to achieve the scalability, availability, reliability, security and performance needed to deliver superior digital experiences and maximize customer engagement and revenue. There is another trend in the market that promises similar benefits as cloud

Shantanu Kedar

Shantanu Kedar

November 3, 2017 9:57 AM

Reduce cloud adoption risks and deliver superior dig ...

Businesses are rapidly moving to the cloud and a recent IDG survey indicates that 70% of businesses have at least 1 application in the cloud and 16% plan to take their first app to the cloud in the next 12 months. However public cloud providers present their own challenges. They are unreliable which results in downtime, do not focus on performance which results in sluggish customer experiences, and are inflexible

Shane Keats

Shane Keats

July 21, 2017 11:12 AM

Don't Say Goodbye to Your OTT Viewers

Takes a second to say goodbyeSay goodbye, oh, oh, ohIt takes a second to say goodbyeSay goodbye, oh, oh, oh, say bye byeWhere you going to now When U2 penned the lyrics to its song, "Seconds," in 1983, there was no such thing as online video. In fact, video had killed the radio star only four years earlier, and the Internet was a notion that barely extended beyond the walls

Shane Keats

Shane Keats

June 13, 2017 12:02 PM

Comey testimony generates massive interest, massive ...

Online viewers of former FBI Director James Comey's live testimony last week generated a massive peak of 2.5 Tbps of live streaming video traffic on the Akamai platform, despite the hearing occurring in the middle of the work week, in the middle of the work day.

Shawn Michels

Shawn Michels

May 4, 2017 1:31 PM

Not all Cloud Solutions are Created Equal

The errant swing of a backhoe in a New Jersey field cuts through a major cloud provider's underground cable, bringing activity along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard to a crashing halt. The outage hits some businesses hard. Every minute of downtime means thousands of dollars of lost revenue and hordes of angry users. But they've no choice but to wait until crews physically arrive on site to repair the cable before

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

May 3, 2017 8:56 AM

Akamai Wins with Live OTT at NAB

The latest version of Akamai's Media Services Live streaming solution, featuring the addition of new liveOrigin capabilities specifically for live and 24/7 linear OTT video delivery, earned two awards at last week's 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Streaming Media named it one of its six "Best of NAB" products while TV Technology recognized it with a "Best of Show" award. There's no doubt the at-show demonstration was key to

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

April 20, 2017 5:38 AM

The 'Audience of You' at NAB

It's all about the "audience of you" as Akamai gears up for next week's 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas. With that phrase, we're talking about helping to deliver the best possible experiences for each and every OTT video viewer. It's not an easy thing to do, but we're demonstrating a host of new products and technology that can help make sure consumers enjoy nothing less than flawless viewing ...