Google launches Media CDN to compete on content delivery

This week at the 2022 NAB Show Streaming Summit, Google launched in general availability Media CDN, a platform for delivering content using the same infrastructure that powers YouTube. With a presence

Why Akamai bought Linode

Earlier this year, Akamai announced its plans to acquire Linode, the well-loved cloud hosting service, to build out its own cloud and edge computing portfolio. The $900 million acquisition closed last

Zycada emerges from stealth with $19M and a bot that speeds up e-commerce and other interactive services

Shopping cart abandonment — when a person shopping online moves away from a site or mobile app before completing a sale — remains one of the biggest hurdles to e-commerce, with some 70% of

Roblox makes first acquisition with purchase of app performance startup PacketZoom

Fresh off a $150 million round of funding, kids’ gaming platform Roblox is making its first acquisition. The company says it’s acquiring the small startup PacketZoom, bringing its team an

Fastly raises another $40 million before an IPO

Last round before the IPO. That’s how Fastly frames its new $40 million Series F round. It means that the company has raised $219 million over the past few years. The funding round was led by Deutsc

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

Cloudflare moves into video with the launch of Cloudflare Stream

Cloudflare has made a name for itself as a content delivery platform and security company, offering services to help keep websites up and running (sometimes running into a little controversy in the

Peer5 leverages viewers’ devices for a P2P approach to streaming video

Anyone who’s tried to watch a popular show like Game of Thrones online has probably had moments where everything pauses and you’re stuck watching a spinning wheel or blinking dots as the s

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,

Fastly Growing Quickly Snags $40M As VCs Give Generously

Fastly, a fast-growing content delivery network, snagged $40M in Series C funding today. The round was led by August Capital with previous investors Battery Ventures, O’Reilly AlphaTech Venture

Instart Logic Bags $26M in Series C Funding To Continue Reinventing Content Delivery Networks

Content delivery network company Instart Logic today received $26 million in Series C funding from KPCB, Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures and Tenaya Capital. The Series C i

Apple’s CDN Plans Would Give It Greater Control Over Streaming For Expanded Offerings

Apple is said to be working on a content delivery network (CDN) all its own, according to new information reported last night by the Wall Street Journal. Cupertino wants to build a large network capab

Verizon Confirms EdgeCast Acquisition, Adding Over 6K Customers To Its Content Delivery Business

Verizon is indeed <a href="">going to acquire EdgeCast Networks</a>, a content delivery network founded in 2008 that has grown to be one of the faste

Huge Google Shift Points To Faster Search Results

Researchers at USC have stumbled on a huge change in how Google architects its search services. The result? Reduced lag in serving search queries, especially in more far flung regions (as in, far from

CDN Provider EdgeCast Gets Into The DNS Market With Launch Of EdgeCast Route

CDN provider EdgeCast wants to get into the global DNS market, and is doing so with the launch of a product called EdgeCast Route. The new DNS offering will rely on the company's global IP infrastruct

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

<a target="_blank" href="">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

EdgeCast Launches A New Content Delivery Network Just For E-Commerce Companies

Los Angeles-based content delivery startup EdgeCast launched a new product called EdgeCast Transact, provides a dedicated CDN built just for e-commerce companies, with all the features that e-commerce

CloudFlare Partners With GlobalSign To Make Loading Secure Web Pages Up To 6 Times Faster

<a target="_blank" href="">CloudFlare</a>, the San Francisco-based service that makes websites faster and helps to keep them secure, just announced a very interesting new partners

Cedexis Improves Its Openmix Load Balancer To Boost Video Content Delivery

<a target="_blank" href="">Cedexis</a>, a startup that focuses on helping companies optimize their websites' performance by using a <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cedexis.c

Amazon Gets In On the Content Delivery Business

<img src="" alt="Amazon Logo" class="shot" /> It was only a matter of time before <a href="">Amazon</a> would decide to release a Cont