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Adrian Willis

Adrian Willis

December 3, 2020 9:00 AM

Understanding Emerging Video Formats

In my previous post, we discussed two new image formats: High-Efficiency Image File (HEIF) and AV1 Image File (AVIF). In this article, we'll take a closer look at two emerging video formats built on the same foundations.

Adrian Willis

Adrian Willis

December 1, 2020 9:00 AM

Understanding New Image Formats

Akamai Image & Video Manager (IVM) already supports key modern image types, such as WebP, JPEG 2000, and JPEG XR, but the imaging industry is always evolving and raising the bar on the balance of compression and quality. In addition, creative and development teams are regularly asking about new formats, and it's important to understand the leading ones. In this article, we'll examine two newer image formats that are gathering

Adrian Willis

Adrian Willis

November 30, 2020 9:00 AM

Alternatives to Animated GIFs

We have all been amused by animated GIFs on lots of websites -- dancing babies, cute cats, flying birds, funny memes, and countless others. Despite their popularity, animated GIFs can be very heavy and can contribute significantly to page performance issues.

Tara Bartley

Tara Bartley

November 30, 2020 8:47 AM

Two months of Black Fridays?

Black Friday began in the U.S. as a way to funnel Thanksgiving holiday free time into a day of wanton gift shopping. It later spread globally as a retailer promotional blitz to kick off the holiday shopping season. Enter: Black Friday, 2020 style. In early September, many retailers, including Home Depot, announced that their Black Friday deals would be spread out over two months instead of kicking off on Black

Tara Bartley

Tara Bartley

November 27, 2020 9:00 AM

How did your turkey trot to your home this year?

Despite the fact that I only had two guests for Thanksgiving yesterday, I still cooked enough food for 15 people, and all of the ingredients were ordered online and delivered to my front door by a nice delivery person who we have come to know fairly well over the past six months.

Tara Bartley

Tara Bartley

November 18, 2020 9:00 AM

It's universal: We all love to exchange gifts. Singl ...

There is scientific evidence that humans secrete "feel good" chemicals in their brain, such as serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin, while giving. So it's no wonder that many of us look forward to the holidays. Online mobile shopping trends for Singles' Day and Diwali certainly confirm that. Sadly, cybercriminals also mark their calendars.

Tara Bartley

Tara Bartley

November 17, 2020 9:00 AM

Online Shoppers Undeterred by COVID as Holiday Shopp ...

Akamai-Commissioned Survey Hints at Significant Business Consequences If Online Retail Experiences Do Not Meet Consumer Expectations Holiday shoppers are overcoming worries and restrictions and easily adapting to new shopping norms as the COVID-19 pandemic has invaded our lives and made us overwhelmingly dependent on online and mobile activity. According to an Akamai-commissioned survey of more than 1,000 U.S. consumers conducted between October 31 and November 2, 2020, 73% of shoppers

Lelah Manz

Lelah Manz

October 15, 2020 5:00 PM

Moving to the Edge -- An Outlook Into a New Era of C ...

At the end of a busy week of Akamai platform updates, edge computing rises as a critical focus. Akamai has been operating services at the edge for over 20 years, from content and media delivery, app and IoT optimization, to cloud and enterprise security. Now we are excited to open up the full potential of our platform to developers with EdgeWorkers, allowing companies to run their own code serverless on

Chris Wraight

Chris Wraight

November 14, 2019 1:00 PM

Alibaba's Singles' Day Set Sales Records: Reinforces ...

On its 20th anniversary, Singles' Day (11 November), a popular Chinese shopping day meant to celebrate the status of those who are single, set a new one-day record of $38 billion in sales, a 26% increase over 2018 ($30.7 billion), according to multiple media reports. However, according to Akamai data, the mobile bounce rate for all the retailers we tracked showed an increase of nearly 40% to 42.80%, which