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Noreen Hafez

Noreen Hafez

March 1, 2013 9:03 AM

A Key Launch: Ad Integration Services

Last week, Akamai launched Sola Ad Integration Services, a cloud-based solution designed to enable targeted, dynamic ad insertion into online video streams on live, linear and VoD content. Why is this so important? The simple answer is a projected $4.14 Billion in ad spending in 2013 that's growing to $8.04 Billion by 2016 according to eMarketer. Reaching your audience when they're viewing their favorite video content across a dramatically growing

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

February 27, 2013 7:30 AM

MobileRider Gains Competitive Edge with Akamai

The eyes of the extreme skiing and snowboarding worlds will be on Vail, Colo., and Kirkwood, Calif., starting today for the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships and Swatch Freeride World Tour 2013 presented by The North Face. Viewers around the world will be able to enjoy live HD streams of both events on Internet-connected devices thanks to Akamai partner, MobileRider.Experts in delivering live and on-demand content over the Internet and

David Habben

David Habben

February 18, 2013 2:01 PM

Ultra HD, The Next Gen TV: Who Can Afford Them?

Anyone at this year's CES would have seen the connected device manufacturers promoting "Ultra HD" or "4K" TV. This next-generation TV provides picture quality many times better than HD (or BluRay) devices can produce today - 3840 * 2160, (approx. 8.3 megapixels per frame) vs. HD's 1920 * 1080 (approx. 2.1 megapixels per frame). On the surface, it seems like a breakthrough and early adopters will undoubtedly covet this new

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

February 1, 2013 12:35 PM

Advertising, the Super Bowl and Ray Lewis' Greatest ...

Does anybody realize there's a football (American football, depending upon where you're reading) game being played in between advertisements this Sunday? Perhaps it's the bitter Patriots fan in me talking, but for many, the Super Bowl is more about the ads than the game itself. And why not? It's huge business. The New York Times reported that the average cost for a 30-second spot during this year's game is between

Akamai

Akamai

January 18, 2013 9:30 AM

Live Video Streaming that Can Handle Traffic Spikes ...

This is the first 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.Live video streaming has become an increasingly important part of the web content universe, as a variety of businesses and organizations attempt to capture 'share of eyeball' and deliver richer, more HDTV-like experiences. From breaking news, to live sports, to video

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

January 3, 2013 1:28 PM

CES 2013: What We're Watching

Every New Year brings with it scores of traditions, from resolutions, fireworks and champagne toasts to the Times Square ball, "Auld Lang Syne" and midnight smooches. Perhaps not quite as time honored or widely anticipated, this time of year also heralds prognostications of what the big stories and technologies coming out of the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will be. At Akamai, where so much of what we do touches

Akamai

Akamai

December 21, 2012 12:10 PM

The Hyperconnected Holidays

Once again, we're full swing into the holidays and already beyond the biggest shopping days of the year. Like last year, we should ask ourselves what this means in terms of so many more connected devices coming online that were given as gifts during the holiday season. When these devices are removed from their packaging and connected, everyone involved in the ecosystem needs to be prepared to support the consumer.In

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

November 12, 2012 7:19 AM

New Video Quality Study Examines Causes of Viewer Be ...

Online video viewers are willing to wait two seconds for a file to load before they start abandoning the content for something else. This is according to a new study of online video stream quality that analyzed an unprecedented 23 million views from 6.7 million unique viewers across the Akamai network.The study, "Video Stream Quality Impacts Viewer Behavior: Inferring Causality using Quasi-Experimental Designs," takes a scientific look at how changes

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

October 23, 2012 2:05 PM

Akamai Rocks with Global Citizen Festival

While last month's Global Citizen Festival drew more than 60,000 people to the Great Lawn in New York City's Central Park, Akamai helped bring the live concert to a massive online audience around the world by delivering the video stream over our Sola Sphere media platform. The Festival was streamed live around the globe in HD quality by Premiere Festival Sponsor, Vividas. The event, which was organized by the Global