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The pandemic has had a profound short-term effect on publishers around the world -- a jump in readership somewhat dampened by disappearing advertising revenue. In many media firms, the digital channel has become most important, accelerating the move to digital while also highlighting the fragility of the display advertising market.
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.
COVID-19 is changing our behavior as we try to avoid person-to-person contact. For example, according to the Google Mobility Report, September 2020 shows an average 23% drop in retail and recreation activity and a 22% drop in workplace traffic in Tokyo compared to a baseline average before COVID-19 -- a significant shift even though the state of emergency was lifted by the Japanese government on May 25, 2020.
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
Akamai's October Platform Update offers a ton of new features for our customers across all industries. But if you're an online retailer, you should really be paying attention to improvements to EdgeWorkers and Image & Video Manager, which provide expanded capabilities for creating new microservices and managing video and image delivery at the edge.
For more than 20 years, Akamai's customers have trusted our global edge platform to deliver their content, secure their web applications, and accelerate end-user experiences. As the basis for our mapping functions, Akamai DNS has always been essential to the reliability and performance of our platform and our services, and our popular authoritative DNS services -- Edge DNS and Global Traffic Management (GTM) -- are a direct result of the
Google recently announced a proposed update to its search ranking algorithm: the Page Experience Update. This change, which launches in 2021, includes more performance signals in the ranking algorithm. A subtle but important feature of the update is that AMP will no longer be a requirement for promotion to Top Stories -- fast pages are all you need!
The October 2020 release marks the culmination of a large number of updates to mPulse, Akamai's real user monitoring (RUM) solution:
Welcome to day two of the Akamai Platform Update! Today, we're focusing on Akamai's edge delivery products as well as other complimentary products that help drive great digital experiences. The last several months have been nothing short of unprecedented as lockdowns, quarantines, and other protective measures enacted by governments and organizations drove a sudden and dramatic shift in user behavior, which in turn has driven enormous traffic levels. Akamai's importance