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September 13, 2012 2:18 PM

The Simplicity Mantra at IBC

Online video was clearly "top of mind" at this year's IBC, and it was fascinating to hear from a variety of companies across the broadcast spectrum and learn more about their video delivery, monitoring, and monetization needs.If I could put my finger on one major topic I heard over and over again at this year's IBC Conference, it's simplicity. Companies want simplicity across the board ­- whatever it takes to

Akamai

Akamai

September 5, 2012 9:02 AM

The Sun Rises on Sola Media Solutions

Just in time for the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), Akamai earlier today introduced Sola Media Solutions. A comprehensive set of cloud based, integrated services, Sola Media is designed to meet the increasing audience demand for content that is available when and where viewers want it, on a wide variety of devices, and with the highest quality possible. Put simply, Sola Media is all about giving our customers an easy and

Akamai

Akamai

August 28, 2012 5:58 PM

Part 2: Fat Client Game Streaming or Cloud Gaming

Last week, I touched on Cloud Gaming and one approach, Thin Client Game Streaming. Today, I'd like to delve into Fat Client Game Streaming. Fat Client Game Streaming is another popular method of game streaming that overcomes the challenges of reducing the time to play. Businesses like The Happy Cloud, Spoon, and BitRaider have been early implementers of this approach. This method takes an existing game and essentially creates a

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

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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