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The 2016 games smashed online streaming records. On Monday 8th August, during the third day of Rio, Akamai had already exceeded the total amount of video streaming data that it delivered for all 17 days of London in 2012.  It's already been an incredible summer of sport online, with the Super Bowl and European football competition. Whilst the European football broke all sorts of sports streaming records including audience figures and a new traffic peak of 7.26 terabits per second (Tbps) on the Akamai network, the former was streamed live in the US by CBS to 3.96 million unique viewers, who watched for an average of 101 minutes each, according to official figures.  Collectively, this is all the evidence needed to show how our video consumption habits are changing.

The 2016 games have been an incredible success - Akamai delivered more video data for Rio than it did for the 2014 World Cup, making this summer's games the largest live sporting event that Akamai has helped deliver. On day three of Rio, Akamai had already exceeded the total amount of video streaming data that it delivered for all 17 days of London in 2012. 

Today we are kicking off a new series of blog posts where we will specifically focus on mobile experiences, challenges, solutions, tips, trends and optimisations but most importantly, you will read insight and opinions from Akamai mobile experts. The first post is on mobile SEO and Key challenges for developing and managing mobile friendly web sites and apps.

Images...They're Kind of a Big Deal

They may not have many leather bound books or smell of rich mahogany, but images are...kind of a big deal. In fact, it would be fair to say that content owners and consumers have gone a bit "image crazy" in the past few years.