Feb
07
2018
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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 CEO Tom Leighton indicated that the 400 people represented 5 percent of the company’s 8000 worldwide workforce. “As part of our effort to improve operational efficiency, we reduced… Read More

Sep
27
2017
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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 process). Now, as the company marks its 7th birthday — it actually launched on September 27, 2010 — it’s moving into another new area, literally and figuratively. Cloudflare is… Read More

Jan
26
2017
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Peer5 leverages viewers’ devices for a P2P approach to streaming video

Peer5 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 streaming service struggles to handle viewer demand. Peer5, one of the startups in the current class at incubator Y Combinator, is working to solve this problem — in fact, it’s… Read More

Sep
16
2014
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Fastly Growing Quickly Snags $40M As VCs Give Generously

Map with data moving across the world 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 Ventures and Amplify Partners also participating along with new investor IDG Ventures. The investment brings the total raised to date to $54M. Company CEO and founder Artur Bergman says they set out… Read More

May
13
2014
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Instart Logic Bags $26M in Series C Funding To Continue Reinventing Content Delivery Networks

Extreme close up of a plugged in ethernet cable. 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 is in addition to $17 million the company raised in earlier rounds. Instart Logic is developing a new way of dealing with the Content Delivery Network concept. Generally, companies build out… Read More

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