Inauguration Drove “Unprecendented Global Demand” for Bandwidth, Akamai Exec

Akamai, the world's largest private global computer network, which provides distribution services to many of the world's news organizations, had record traffic today during the speech of Barack Obama. Total traffic on the Akamai network surpassed a rate of more than 2 terabits per second at approximately 12:15 p.m. ET.  Akamai also delivered over 12,000,000 […]


US Airways River Landing is One of Internet’s Top 10 Events of All Time

Demand for bandwidth dramatically spiked immediately after the first reports of the emergency landing of a U.S. Airways jet in New York Hudson river.  Shortly before 5:00 p.m. EST, demand for bandwidth  to view the event live online hit nearly 5 million demands per second, according to records of Akamai, the world's largest content delivery […]


Hey Now! Akamai, World’s Largest Computer Network, Sponsors Beet.TV

Akamai, the world’s largest content delivery network, a giant network of servers around the globe which streams video for Reuters, MySpace, Metacafe NBC, CBS, CNN, the BBC and many others, is sponsoring Beet.TV for the next 30 days with an exclusive in-stream advertising message running in our 800 clips.  The overlay links to a marketing […]


Microsoft Delivered 3.4 Quadrillion Bytes of Online Video of Summer Olympics….Videos of Beijing Go Dark in Two Weeks

One of the biggest events of 2008 was the Summer Olympics in Beijing.  The most significant development in online video distribution has been the entrance of Microsoft Silverlight, the new competitor to Adobe’s ubiquitous Flash.  The new rich media Web plug-in had its big debut as the online video platform for NBC Sports coverage of […]


BitGravity has Multi Stream, Live Product, Report

BitGravity, a new content delivery network (CDN) which is largely focused on streaming high-quality live video, has a new product out which delivers six high-def video streams at once.  The development was reported by Michael Arrington at TechCrunch.  Live streaming, while a niche, is growing, and BitGravity, with customers like Revision3, could be well positioned […]


Report: Romania Soars Past U.S. in High-Speed Internet Connectivity

The United States is lagging behind many nations in high-speed Internet connectivity, coming in at eighth place with 26 percent of broadband of users on connections greater than 5 Mbps, Akamai’s "State of the Internet" report shows. South Korea has maintained its top position with 58 percent of broadband users surfing on fast connections, and […]


China Leads in Global Internet Attack Traffic, Akamai Reports

China was the leading source of Internet attack traffic in the three-month period ending September 30, according to Akamai’s quarterly "State of the Internet" report, which the company published today. The United States has maintained its number two spot since Q1, and Japan, which topped the list in Q2, moved down to fifth place.


Akamai Debuts New Ad Solutions Service

Akamai Technologies has landed IAC and Hearst as the first clients for Insight for Publishers, the first product in its new Advertising Decision Solutions line, the company announced Monday. The offering, bolstered by data from the recently acquired acerno, will help advertisers target attractive audience segments.


Obama Victory Creates Historic Global Demand for Web Content

As the world watched the U.S. campaign coverage and the Obama victory speech on computers seven hours ago, demand for news content hit a historic record, according to data from Akamai, the Cambridge, Massachusetts provider of global web content distribution for CNN, NBC, the BBC, Reuters and many others others.


Active Media Streams Soar on Election Day

There are currently over 1.5 million active media streams online, 83 percent more than the daily average, according to data on the Akamai website, indicating higher video consumption likely prompted by the U.S. election. The number of visitors per minute to news websites has also risen, to around 3.4 million in the U.S., 14 percent […]


Microsoft Has Big Plans in the Online Video Space

While Google, Yahoo! and AOL are focused on advertising-based business models around online video, Microsoft is advancing into the area it knows the best; software and services. Seeking a big piece of the emerging field for video streaming and the demand for HD video, Microsoft is expanding the ecosystem for Silverlight, the new rich-media Web […]


A Videoblogger’s Dream: I have FiOS in My Manhattan Apartment, Among the First, The New York Times

Quickly uploading, transferring downloading large video files through the Beet.TV virtual private network (VPN) to my New York apartment has gotten incredibly fast with my new fiber optics connection from Verizon FiOS.  As The New York Times reports, I am among the first to get the super fast service at home in Manhattan, and I’m […]


Financial Crisis Drives Global Internet Traffic

CAMBRIDGE, Mass — In the midst of this extraordinary financial and political news cycle, online media consumption has been breaking traffic records.  As consumption is up, so is demand for bandwidth from big content delivery networks like Akamai.  Akamai, which carries Internet traffic for NBC, the BBC, Reuters and others, had a spike of 7 […]


Akamai Aims to Unite Industry Around Standard Open Video Player

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Content distribution network Akamai Technologies launched in an effort to unite the video publishing industry around an standardized video player. The base source code Akamai contributed to the Open Video Player has already been used by customers including Hulu and The NBA.


Akamai Turbocharges Metacafe Video Distribution and Drives 55 Percent More Video Views

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Views of video clips on Metacafe have increased by 55 percent resulting from a new accelerating technology from Akamai.  On Thursday,  I visited the headquarters of Akamai for a series of interviews with Suzanne Johnson, Senior Industry Marketing Manager.


Microsoft Has “Olympic” Showcase for New Silverlight Online Video Platform….Silverlight 2.0 Supports Embeddable Player

With 72 million video streams of viewed through Saturday, developers at Microsoft have reason to celebrate. 


NBC Online Olympics Viewing Soars, Nielsen Reports….Beet.TV Gets Olympics Workflow Story from Microsoft

The number of unique visitors to NBC Olympics video site soared to over two million on Monday as viewers tuned into the Games from the workplace, Nielsen announced today. These numbers show that the much-grumbled about time delay of the online coverage hasn’t had a negative effect on online ratings. Not all of the coverage […]


MSN’s Spectacular Olympics Online Video Streaming Is Powered by Level3 and Limelight

The online coverage of the Olympic Games on MSN is spectacular.  The Olympics often provide  a showcase innovation, as Business Week’s cover story explains.  For this Olympics, in the digital media realm, a milestone innovation will surely be the entrance of Microsoft’s Silverlight. Earlier today at the Beet.TV studio, we spoke with Eric Schmidt, director […]


Google Now Optimizes Search for Smaller Sites with New Hosting API

Google recently released a new set of webmaster tools which provide smaller sites the ability to optimize search and communicate with Google directly from the dashboard of a site’s hosting company.


BitGravity Raises Initial Funding Round from Allen and Company and Blake Krikorian

BitGravity, a start-up content delivery network (CDN) which has staked a claim to providing live video streaming services and counts Revision3 as one of its customers, has raised $2.5 million, its first funding round from Allen and Company and Blake Krikorian, founder of Sling Media.

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