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Paul Calvano

Paul Calvano

December 4, 2018 2:21 PM

Mobile Trends during the US Holiday Weekend

Over the past few years we've seen a tremendous growth in mobile traffic on the web. Because of this many of the most successful websites have invested in optimizing the experience of users on whatever device they use and however they connect to the internet. With mobile traffic now exceeding desktop, serving a quality mobile experience is more important than ever. During the recent holiday weekend, I was wondering

Chris Wraight

Chris Wraight

November 28, 2018 9:42 AM

As Predicted, Mobile Continued eCommerce Dominance O ...

Akamai predicted in September 2018 that mobile shopping would continue its growth this holiday shopping season. That prediction held true as we saw mobile devices increase their share of Black Friday online shopping traffic volume to 57.55%, with desktop traffic dropping to 35.91%. And for the first time in Akamai history Cyber Monday mobile shoppers surpassed desktop users, based on session traffic.

Roopesh Balakrishna

Roopesh Balakrishna

November 27, 2018 12:31 PM

India's Startup Story - The Future of India's Digita ...

India's goal of reaching a $1 trillion digital economy by 2022[1] is said to be fuelled, in part, by the spurt in the growth of startups across the country. The number of Internet users in India is growing at an enormous rate with close to 500 million internet users today[2]. Indians are at the forefront of driving the global digital revolution. The growth of startups in India makes the country

Marc Fiuczynski

Marc Fiuczynski

November 27, 2018 12:22 PM

Overcoming OpenStack Obstacles for vCDN at the Edge

Akamai and Wind River have collaborated to provide a validated, joint solution for virtual CDN services delivered with the reliability, scalability, and edge-optimized footprint that are required for cost-effective deployments in telecom networks.

Anthony Larkin

Anthony Larkin

November 26, 2018 10:24 AM

Get the message: Your shopper data is trying to tell ...

This article originally appeared in Internet Retailer As we head into the thick of the holiday shopping season, web teams must make sure the path from discovery to purchase is as easy and painless as possible. Knowing where potential fail points are ahead of time makes it easier to prepare, while real-time user data during the rush can help quickly spot problems.

Charles Choe

Charles Choe

November 19, 2018 2:13 PM

Image Management 101: The Web Developer's Guide

This article originally appeared on DevOps.com Online experiences have in many ways supplanted in-person experiences. Today, no one would hesitate to buy a luxury watch online instead of from a jewelry brick-and-mortar store. But as these online experiences become the norm, user expectations for a seamless and "in-person like" customer journey have increased as well. When customers buy that watch, they expect to see every gleam of precious metal and

Chris Wraight

Chris Wraight

November 14, 2018 11:05 AM

Singles' Day Blows Away Its Own Records

Singles' Day in China is the world's largest shopping event. Since its beginnings in 1993 at Nanjing University, it has grown to become a national phenomenon. Singles' Day was originally started as a way to celebrate singles and as a protest against couple-centric festivals. The date 11/11 was chosen because of its resemblance to "bare sticks", which is Chinese slang for bachelors.

Chris Wraight

Chris Wraight

November 9, 2018 2:26 PM

Mobile Shopping Growth Accelerates During Diwali

Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights, celebrated every autumn in October or November. According to Redseer Consulting, the sales volume during the festival usually accounts for about 35%-40% of the annual sales of e-commerce in India; for 2018 Redseer predicts $2.5 to $3 billion gross merchandise value, up from $1.5 billion in 2017 as the more than 460 million internet users make their holiday purchases.

Charles Choe

Charles Choe

October 25, 2018 3:57 PM

Picture perfect: How to drive the best shopping expe ...

This article originally appeared on Internet Retailer. There are several key variables that retail marketing and web teams should consider when delivering high-quality images for engaging online shoppers. The quality, format and size of an image must all be considered to ensure that vivid images don't slow page load time.