New DDoS extortions hit the Internet

A 1.3 Tbps DDoS attack – essentially a massive torrent of data aimed at a single target – nearly took down network provider Akamai on March 1. While the attack itself is notable more inter

Akamai has laid off 400 workers or 5 percent of global workforce

Akamai, the Cambridge Massachusetts content delivery network and network services provider, announced they had laid off 400 people in their earnings call with analysts yesterday. On the call, Akamai C

Discontent and disruption in the world of content delivery networks

As content delivery networks (CDN) market leaders grapple with technological shifts, some innovators are making rapid advances. The CDN market, estimated at $5 billion today, is anticipated to be more

Trump’s inauguration broke live video streaming records

Though some cried while others cheered, both sides tuned into to watch President Trump’s inauguration in sizable numbers – record-breaking numbers, in fact. The event has broken new ground,

Akamai buys Soha Systems to add more security to its cloud networking business

Consolidation continues to work its way through the world of enterprise startups. Today Akamai announced that it has acquired Soha Systems in an all-cash deal. Soha provides enterprise secure access

Broadband access creeps along but DDoS attacks explode

Akamai released its quarterly State of the Internet reports today, one detailing quality of access and the other attacks on companies and infrastructure. The slow march continues towards a better and

Akamai: global average connection speed up 12 percent, bye bye IPv4

CDN network Akamai today published its quarterly “State of the Internet” report for the first quarter of 2016. The report examines global internet speeds, which are going to be more relevant th

New Akamai Tool Aims To Bring Bots Under Control

Akamai released a new Bot Manager tool today designed to give companies finely tuned control over Bot traffic on their websites. The numbers vary, but research has shown that about half of traffic on

Akamai Buys DDoS Prevention Specialist Prolexic For $370M To Ramp Up Security Offerings For Enterprises

The <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/11/29/thanksgiving-digest-ibm-e-commerce-edition-mobile-43-of-all-traffic-over-25-of-all-online-sales/">holiday season</a> e-commerce rush is <a href="htt

Akamai: Half Of All Internet Connections Now At 4Mbps+, Safari Remains Most Used Mobile Browser

The ITU has <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/10/07/itu-6-8b-mobile-subs-by-end-of-2013-nearly-as-many-people-as-there-are-on-earth-2-7b-on-any-kind-of-internet/">recently published</a> figure

Akamai: There Are Now 734M IP Addresses Worldwide, Up 10% Y-o-Y, 1B+ Internet Users; U.S. Is 9th Fastest Broadband Country

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.akamai.com">Akamai</a> has today released its Q1 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/akamai-releases-first-quarter-2013-state-of-the-in

Fastly Raises $10M For Content Delivery Network Built For Mobile, Real-Time World

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.fastly.com/">Fastly</a> has raised $10 million in a Series B round for its SSD-powered content delivery network (CDN) used by the likes of Disqus, Twitter and GitHu

Akamai: Global Average Broadband Speeds Up By 25%, U.S. Up 29% To 6.7 Mbps

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/figure_7.jpg" alt="" title="akamai global connection speeds q1 2012" width="640" height="400" />Globally, the speed for broadband conne

Akamai Acquires Website Performance Company Blaze Software

After scooping up rival <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/12/22/done-deal-akamai-buys-rival-cotendo-for-268-million/">Cotendo for $268 million</a> recently, content delivery and web services g

Akamai Reportedly Buying Rival Cotendo For Up To $350 Million

Classify this as a rumor for now, but Israeli business press is <a href="http://www.newsgeek.co.il/cotendo-akamai/">reporting</a> that Akamai is poised to <a href="http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/glob

Video Apps Vs. Web Video: Apps Are Invisible To Search

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/beet-tv-video-panel.jpg"> Videos on the iPad and other tablets look great, and increasingly apps are being created specifically for watching

Akamai Acquires Mobile Web Development Company Velocitude

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/velocitude-mobile-website-mcommerce-and-customer-engagement.png" class="shot2">Content delivery and web services giant Akamai has <a href="htt

Winner's Curse: Why Losing A B-School Biz Plan Competition Is Better Than Winning

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/Fotolia_8583911_XS-215x143.jpg" width="215" height="143" /> One of the best things about being an academic is being able to mold young minds

With, Not Without U2, YouTube Saw 10 Million Streams Sunday Night

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/ususus-215x190.png" width="215" height="190" />Initial <a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/323696/youtube_u2_twitter_pioneer_glob

Twitter…Er, Apple, Is Down

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/Screen-shot-2009-10-13-at-7.34.19-PM-214x128.png" width="214" height="128" />We've all grown accustomed to Twitter's website <a href="http://w
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