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(VIDEO) Better Video, Audio Coming to MPEG-DASH: Microsoft's Sodagar

Andy Plesser | Posted 04.20.2015 | Technology
Andy Plesser

The next-generation format for video compression has grown fast over the last couple of years, with adoption from names including Google's YouTube, Microsoft's Azure, Adobe Primetime and Akamai.

(VIDEO) Brightcove Touts Integrated Video Ad Services With "Once"

Andy Plesser | Posted 04.20.2015 | Media
Andy Plesser

With the acquisition last year of video adtech company Unicorn, Brightcove, the Boston-based video services company, has made a strategic move into video ad monetization sector.

(VIDEO) Ooyala Embraces AdTech with Videoplaza Acquisition

Andy Plesser | Posted 04.20.2015 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Now owned by Australia's giant telco Telstra, with a "war chest" for acquisitions, video services company Ooyala has moved into the adtech sector with its acquisition of Videoplaza last year.

(VIDEO) Microsoft Unveils New Video Player, Encoding Solutions

Andy Plesser | Posted 04.20.2015 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Microsoft has used the NAB Show to announce it is expanding its video services suite, including a new video player that speaks fluent HTML5 as well as other standards.

(VIDEO) Dispatch From NAB: Move Over 4K, Ultra High Def (UFD) Will Be the Future of TV

Andy Plesser | Posted 04.15.2015 | Technology
Andy Plesser

While much has been marketed around 4K, the much touted format has its limitations, and it is Ultra High Definition (UHD) which will more widely be utilized by the consumers, albeit not for a couple of years, explains Will Law.

(VIDEO) Akamai's Expands Network Delivery with Octoshape Acquisition

Andy Plesser | Posted 04.14.2015 | Technology
Andy Plesser

LAS VEGAS - With its acquisition of Denmark's Octoshape, Akamai, the global content delivery network, will meet fast-growing bandwidth demands with cl...

America's Ugly Truth About Broadband

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

When Finland and Hungry beat out the United States of America in download speeds and the Republic of Seychelles and Bangladesh beat us in 'upload' speeds, you know something is wrong with broadband in America today.

(VIDEO) Live Video Streaming Format MPEG Dash Embraced by Akamai, Google, Adobe, Microsoft others

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.16.2014 | Technology
Andy Plesser

LAS VEGAS - MPEG Dash - the emerging live video format for cross-platform streaming, has picked up considerable traction over the twelve months with t...

Akamai Has Diagnostic Tool for Individual Viewer Performance

Andy Plesser | Posted 07.16.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

BOSTON - Akamai has expanded its analytics offering to include new functionality to track the individual viewer experience and consumption history, ex...

Akamai Launches Cloud-based Video Transcoding Services

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.30.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

AMSTERDAM -- Seeking to address the growing demand of video producers to create files in multiple streams, for numerous digital devices, Akamai ha...

Akamai Has New Video Diagnostic Tools to Analytics Offering

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.30.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

AMSTERDAM -- Akamai is gearing up to roll out a new suite of analytics in the next few weeks to help media companies analyze video viewing behavio...

World's Slowest Internet: 9 Countries With The Worst Connections

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 05.08.2012 | Technology

If your biggest pet peeve is pokey Internet, we suggest you stay out of these countries. In its "The State of the Internet" report, cloud platform ...

America's Slowest Internet: Does Your State Make The List?

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 05.04.2012 | Technology

While Internet speeds are sure to differ greatly from country to country, one might expect speeds to be more consistent from state to state within a s...

Top 9 Countries With The Fastest Internet

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 05.02.2012 | Technology

Is your Internet running? Then you'd better go catch it...if you can. Among the lists compiled by cloud platform provider Akamai in its "State of t...

(Video) New Live Streaming Standard Championed by Akamai at NAB

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

LAS VEGAS -- Some 50 of the industry's leading video services companies are rallying around a unified live video streaming protocol known as DASH,...

Akamai Buys Key Rival Cotendo

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Internet services giant Akamai closed out 2011 with the purchase of mobile network acceleration software maker Cotendo in a deal that analysts say...

The Beet.TV Special -- "The Root to CES" -- a Live Webcast w/ Adobe, Akamai, Boxee, Digitas, CNET, LG, NPD and Verizon

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Watch live streaming video from beet_tv at Please join Beet.TV on Wednesday, December 14 at 2:00 p.m. ET for a 90-minute Webcast abou...

Top 9 Countries With The Speediest Internet

The Huffington Post | Ramona Emerson | Posted 12.27.2011 | Technology

Akamai, a company that collects data about Internet use, says it gets over 1 trillion requests per day to its global server network. It has organized ...

Top 9 States With The Fastest Internet

The Huffington Post | Ramona Emerson | Posted 12.24.2011 | Technology

Akamai Technologies, an Internet content delivery network, has released their latest "State Of The Internet" report for the second quarter of 2011. Th...

Ex-Tech Worker Pleads Guilty To Espionage

AP | By RODRIQUE NGOWI | Posted 10.31.2011 | Technology

BOSTON -- A former employee of a Massachusetts company that helps websites deliver content to users pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of foreign econ...

Bin Laden Traffic Surge Not Enough To Top Royal Wedding

The Huffington Post | Thomas Houston | Posted 07.02.2011 | Technology

The announcement of Osama Bin Laden's death last night, which peaked at 4,118,000 page views per minute during President Obama's statement on televisi...

RANKED: The Top 19 Countries With The Fastest Internet Speeds

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

As Royal Pingdom reports, Akamai Technologies has ranked the average connection speeds for the top 50 countries on the Internet. The 50 nations are ...

Break Out the Buggy Whips: Is This the Tipping Point for Streaming Video?

Tony Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tony Greenberg

Big companies like Google will soon make it easier to get brand-name content for a cheap price. So who in technology is in the buggy whip business these days? And what companies are about to become obsolete?

The U.S. Lags in Mobile Connectivity Speeds

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.06.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

A report by Akamai finds that 19 of the world's carriers now provide mobile connections of 2 Megabytes per second or above. The fastest mobile connection is in Slovakia, where the connection speed by one provider peaked at 36 MB/s.

Akamai CEO: Mobile to Exceed Wired Internet Access in Under 5 Years

GroundReport | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

As Chief Executive Officer of Akamai, Paul Sagan is at the helm of the biggest content delivery network in the world.  He was a fitting...