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Jeff Young

Jeff Young

August 20, 2012 3:45 PM

16 Days, Another Billion Streams Served

There is no singular sporting event that captures the world's attention quite like the Olympics.  And... there is enough data to show that the 2012 Olympic Games attracted the largest aggregate online audience ever for a sporting competition.Of course, with an event that spans more than two weeks with hundreds of competitions from athletes from all corners of the globe, it is no wonder that total online viewership would break

Akamai

Akamai

July 10, 2012 11:30 AM

Going for Gold in the Age of the Instant Internet

For many, the summer Olympics serve as guide posts in our memories - every time they roll around, we're four years older, but are reminded of unbelievable moments from Olympics of the past: Nadia Comaneci's perfect 10s, the Dream Team and, most recently, Michael Phelps' eight gold medals in 2008.But we need not look back to ancient Greece - or even the 1970s, for that matter - to appreciate how

Paul Sagan

Paul Sagan

June 26, 2012 1:07 PM

TV Revolutionized -- It's about HD and 100X Growth T ...

The dramatic increase in quality of video content, combined with new technology that's ability to scale for television-size audiences online, has resulted in a growing TV revolution on the Internet. We've seen audiences on Akamai's HD Network grow dramatically to-date and we believe a 100X increase is possible in the coming years. Are you ready? Yesterday, speaking at Brightcove PLAY, I outlined three mega trends that are helping to drive

Akamai

Akamai

May 29, 2012 12:50 PM

Ready, Set, Play at Games on the Edge!

The online gaming industry has faced enormous change over the last few years - from digital distribution to internet-connected consoles to more mobile access of casual and social games. There are 4 key trends creating change in the gaming industry and related eco-systems. First, digital distribution of games is going mainstream, and will likely become the only means of distributing games with the next generation consoles. Second, games are the

Noreen Hafez

Noreen Hafez

May 16, 2012 12:47 PM

Do Analytics Need Your Daily Attention?

Weeding your lawn every year can seem daunting, time consuming, and when not done correctly, ineffective!  The same goes for analytics. With so many charts and graphs, you can get into data overload if you don't know what to monitor. Understanding the most effective ways to engage with an analytics tool will not only simplify matters, it can save you time and transform your business!  Depending on what type of

Akamai

Akamai

May 15, 2012 12:44 PM

And Action!! Cannes Film Festival Online Might Have ...

The 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival has arrived....and if you don't find yourself in the South of France, sipping champagne and rubbing elbows with the elite, there's still hope for you to enjoy this year's event. Daily on-demand video coverage and film trailers from this year's Cannes Film Festival to the Festival's global audience are available to the Festival's global audience at www.festival-cannes.com.As Festival organizers embrace the digital age and

Shawn Michels

Shawn Michels

May 14, 2012 10:43 PM

Device Fragmentation & Security in a Hyperconnected ...

It's no secret that the proliferation of new devices in the marketplace and the resulting platform fragmentation, has created numerous challenges for content providers who are trying to satisfy customer demand for anytime, anywhere access to content. In the last quarter alone Apple sold 35.1 million iPhones and 11.8 million iPads, while Samsung sold 46.9 million smartphones. Throw in Android tablets, RIM devices, desktop systems and laptops, gaming consoles and

Akamai

Akamai

April 18, 2012 1:56 PM

Going for the Gold - a Look at the London Games

The London Olympic Games are just around the corner. Akamai caught up with Brian Goldfarb of Microsoft Windows Azure Services to talk about the massive change since the last Olympic Games, device proliferation and consumer expectations

Will Law

Will Law

April 17, 2012 8:09 PM

DASHing Into an Era of Convergence

San Francisco has a largely unknown place in the history of television. Back in 1927, on Green Street in the city, Philo Farnsworth had patented a method for showing moving pictures wirelessly. As a lone inventor, he was up against RCA, Westinghouse and Marconi. Each TV broadcaster at the time required a custom TV set to receive their signals. If you wanted to watch certain channels, you had to buy