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About Akamai

Akamai’s beginnings lie in a challenge posed by World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in early 1995. The father of the web foresaw the congestion that was soon to become very familiar to Internet users, and he challenged colleagues at MIT to invent a fundamentally new and better way to deliver Internet content. What he may not have foreseen was that posing the problem in an academic setting would ultimately result in a commercial service that has revolutionized the Internet.

MIT Professor of Applied Mathematics Tom Leighton, who had an office down the hall from Dr. Berners-Lee, was intrigued by the challenge. Dr. Leighton, a renowned expert on parallel algorithms and architecture was head of the Algorithms Group at MIT's Laboratory for Computer Science. Dr. Leighton recognized that a solution to web congestion could be found in applied mathematics and algorithms and he assembled a team of researchers to tackle the problem.

After obtaining his undergraduate degrees in computer science and mathematics from the Technion, Danny Lewin came to MIT in the Fall of 1996 to work with Dr. Leighton. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Lewin began making rapid and important progress on a variety of techniques for improving Internet performance. Working with the team, Dr. Leighton and Mr. Lewin developed the mathematical algorithms necessary to intelligently route and replicate content over a large network of distributed servers, technology that would ultimately solve what was becoming a frustrating problem for Internet users.

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In a faster forward world, innovation doesn't wait for technology

Akamai is the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, making the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere.

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Limelight Reworks CDN for Microsoft - Content delivery network provider Limelight Networks (limelightnetworks.com) is reworking its CDN software for Microsoft (microsoft.com), following its February patent lawsuit loss to competing CDN provider Akamai (akamai.com).
Limelight has had considerable troubles with patent infringment on its CDN products. In December 2007, Level 3 filed a lawsuit against Limelight Networks for infringing on its CDN patents, accusing Limelight of using and profiting from three patents belonging to Level 3.The company issued an SEC filing on Friday updating its agreement with Microsoft in response to February's patent lawsuit loss, where the court ordered Limelight to pay Akami a $45 million penalty for infringing its patents. As a result, Microsoft is developing its own CDN, which will be supported by Limelight's software and engineering expertise. Last Wednesday, the two companies took into account the Akamai ruling and updated their August 2007 agreement.In the SEC filing, Limelight agreed to ... [search all akamai.com news]

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About: If you've ever shopped online, downloaded music, watched a web video or connected to work remotely, you've probably used Akamai's cloud platform.

Akamai helps businesses connect the hyperconnected, empowering them to transform and reinvent their business online. We remove the complexities of technology so you can focus on driving your business faster forward – enabling you to embrace trends like cloud, mobile and media, while overcoming the challenges presented by security threats and the need to reach users globally.

Customers trust our cloud platform to securely deliver high-performing user experiences to any device, anywhere. Reaching globally and delivers locally, The Akamai Intelligent Platform™, provides customers with unmatched reliability, security, and visibility into their online businesses.

Follow us at @Akamai, visit our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/AkamaiTechnologies, and check out our videos on YouTube at [...]

Akamai Technologies (est. 1998) is a Public Company entity having 59568 followers on LinkedIn and 5001-10000 employees, industry Internet.
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About: Akamai makes the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. Akamai's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere. 
Akamai Technologies account is having 824 followers and 1543 plus one count. See recent Google+ Posts:
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- Our Cloud Security Solutions adapt to shifting attack tactics to help keep your business secure. http://akamai.me/29kAEpH Cloud Security | Akamai
- Not all bots are created equal. Learn how our Bot Manager helps you manage the business and IT impacts of bots. http://akamai.me/1Y4Y8mo Bot Manager | Akamai
- Our Dynamic Site Delivery brings content closer to the user, helping you manage traffic growth and infrastructure costs. http://akamai.me/1Rbqdsa Dynamic Site Delivery for an Optimized Web Experience | Akamai
Akamai Blog Blog added on Nov, 2015, with total 208 articles. See recent blogs summary posts:
- Akamai's Global Content Distribution Network: Replacing Recovery with Resilience - Many customers ask Akamai about Disaster Recovery testing and Business Continuity planning as a part of their due diligence or risk management process. Customers expect to see a governance document ...
- Improving Credential Abuse Threat Mitigation - Have you ever tried to login to your favorite website and mistakenly typed the wrong user name and password once, or even twice? I bet you have. And what about submitting a third consecutive false ...
- TLS 1.3 FTW - In common slang, FTW is an acronym "for the win" and while that's appropriate here, I think a better expansion is "for the world." We're pleased to announce that we have sponsored the development of ...

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