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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

Akamai

Akamai

November 18, 2013 10:45 AM

MPEG-DASH is now industry essential

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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

Akamai Edge

Akamai Edge

August 20, 2013 10:25 AM

See You at Edge 2013!

Since our founding, Akamai has been at the vanguard of the Internet revolution. And as we prepare to celebrate our 15th anniversary this month, our spirit of innovation and our desire to solve the most difficult Internet challenges are just as strong today as they were 15 years ago. From day one, we have worked hard to gain an understanding of how our customers want to use the Internet to

Akamai

Akamai

August 8, 2013 9:25 AM

Federation Explained

I will start this blog entry with a disclaimer: there are many definitions out there for CDN Federation, most are feasible but many are just not as practical and/or easy to implement as advertised.  All you Trekkies that came here because of a Google alert about federation, sorry... we are talking about content delivery done seamlessly between two or more differing entities, not the United Federation of Planets. To cut through all

Akamai

Akamai

July 23, 2013 1:17 PM

Please Join Us in Creating a Faster Forward World at ...

I'm pleased to invite you to our 6th Akamai Edge 2013 this October 7 - 11 in Washington, D.C. at the Gaylord National Harbor Resort and Conference Center. Join us and meet up with more than 1,000 of your industry peers and our best line-up yet of industry innovators, as we create the experiences that to drive a Faster Forward World. Our Biggest and Best Customer Conference Yet! More sessions, tracks and

Noreen Hafez

Noreen Hafez

July 19, 2013 9:41 AM

The Effects of Video Failures on Your Audience

Last week we published the below high-level info-graphic showing how online video performance impacts viewer behavior. These stats are based on a scientific research paper released by Ramesh K. Sitaraman, an Akamai fellow and professor of computer science at UMass-Amherst, and S. Shunmuga Krishnan, a senior system software engineer at Akamai. One of my favorite key takeaways is what we're calling the 2-second rule, which shows that videos with a start-up

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,

Barrett Mononen

Barrett Mononen

July 10, 2013 11:00 AM

Simplifying the Transcoding Conundrum

This is the third installment in a series of posts that discuss various challenges of online video and how Akamai's Sola Media Solutions can be used to address those challenges.One of the most common challenges that we hear from customers - of any type - is the uphill battle they face when attempting to prepare content for delivery to multiple devices. Even dividing devices into categories seems daunting: mobile phones,