2011 Press Releases

Akamai to Acquire Cotendo

CAMBRIDGE, MA and SUNNYVALE, CA – December 22, 2011 – Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) and Cotendo announced today that the two companies have signed a definitive agreement for Akamai to acquire Cotendo.

BanifInvest Leverages Akamai to Accelerate its Retail Brokerage Services

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – December 07, 2011 – Akamai Technologies, announced today that BanifInvest, a leading retail brokerage company in the Brazilian market, is leveraging the services of Akamai through Exceda, Akamai’s distributor in Brazil.

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Akamai Technologies to participate in Credit Suisse 2011 Technology Conference

CAMBRIDGE, MA – November 22, 2011 – Akamai Technologies, announced today that it will be participating in the Credit Suisse 2011 Technology Conference in Scottsdale, AZ. Chief Financial Officer JD Sherman will present an update on Akamai's service offerings.

Akamai Expands Global NetAlliance Partner Program to Create Robust Digital Media Ecosystem

CAMBRIDGE, MA – November 16, 2011 – Akamai Technologies, today announced an expansion of its NetAlliance Partner Program to include digital media partners, and the launch of its NetAlliance Solution Partner Program. Akamai's NetAlliance Partner Program for Digital Media includes more than 40 value added resellers and solution partners, helping joint customers quickly and easily scale global operations and deploy advanced video solutions. Akamai's NetAlliance Partner Program is designed for global solution providers to integrate Akamai’s services into their offerings and pass the value of Akamai’s cloud platform on to their customers.

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Akamai Appoints Rick M. McConnell as Executive Vice President, Products and Development

CAMBRIDGE, MA – October 26, 2011 – Akamai Technologies, announced today the appointment of Rick M. McConnell as Executive Vice President, Products and Development, effective November 1, 2011. Mr. McConnell will be responsible for leading Akamai’s product divisions, including the company’s Site, Enterprise Cloud and Media divisions, and will oversee all development and management of Akamai’s market-leading product lines. Mr. McConnell will report to Paul Sagan, Akamai President and CEO.

Akamai Appoints Kumud Kalia as Chief Information Officer

CAMBRIDGE, MA – October 26, 2011 – Akamai Technologies, announced today the appointment of Kumud Kalia as Chief Information Officer. Mr. Kalia will be responsible for leading the global strategy, development, and operation of the applications and infrastructure that support Akamai's business processes. His focus will be on creating an agile and efficient user experience for Akamai’s customers, employees, and partners. Mr. Kalia will report to Paul Sagan, Akamai President and CEO.

Akamai Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results

CAMBRIDGE, MA – October 26, 2011 – Akamai Technologies, the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere, announced today that it will host an Investor Summit at The Seaport Boston Hotel on Thursday, December 8, 2011.

Akamai to Host Investor Summit

CAMBRIDGE, MA – October 24, 2011 – Akamai Technologies, announced today that it will host an Investor Summit at The Seaport Boston Hotel on Thursday, December 8, 2011.

Akamai Announces Second Quarter 2011 'State of the Internet' Report

CAMBRIDGE, MA – October 24, 2011 – Akamai Technologies, today released its Second Quarter, 2011 State of the Internet report. Based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform™, which serves as much as 30 percent of the world's Web traffic at any one time, the report provides insight into key global statistics such as Internet penetration, mobile traffic and data consumption, origins of attack traffic and SSL usage, and global and regional connection speeds.

Asos Scoops Ecommerce Awards for Excellence Prizes

London – October 14, 2011 – Akamai Technologies, today announced that retail customer ASOS, the global online fashion and beauty retailer, has won the Best Large Online Retailer, Best use of Social Media, International e-Retail and Online Gold awards at this year’s renowned eCommerce Awards for Excellence, held on October 11th in London. Akamai has been providing cloud-based web optimisation services to ASOS for more than four years, helping the retailer to scale internationally and deploy local language sites. With over three million active users, in 160 countries and 13 million unique visitors a month, Akamai has enabled ASOS to ensure that customers receive a first-rate online shopping experience wherever they are in the world.

Akamai and Evidon Enter Into Exclusive Agreement to Enable the Dynamic Insertion of Privacy Notice Across Websites

Cambridge, MA and New York, NY – October 13, 2011 – Akamai Technologies, Inc. and Evidon today announced an exclusive strategic alliance whereby Akamai will be able to offer its customers easy access to Evidon’s privacy and compliance services for the management of the Industry Self-Regulatory Program in the US, the European ePrivacy Directive, and its corollary self-regulatory effort for Online Behavioral Advertising. The unique, first-of-its-kind global agreement between the companies is intended to enable Akamai customers to seamlessly provision and deploy Evidon’s InForm™ assurance service across their websites.

New Cloud Security and Compliance Solutions Added to The Akamai Intelligent Platform

BOSTON, Mass. – October 13, 2011 – Akamai Technologies the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere, today introduced two new solutions to the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ – Akamai® DDoS Defender and Akamai Compliance Management Modules. Businesses extending their sites and applications onto Akamai’s Intelligent Platform expect exceptional availability of their mission-critical Web sites and applications along with assistance in meeting the stringent data compliance requirements associated with data privacy. These two new offerings are designed to help customers avoid the potential of millions of dollars in fines and other related costs, including downtime and irreparable damage to brand reputation.

Akamai Intelligent Platform to Address Challenges of a Hyperconnected World

BOSTON, Mass. – October 12, 2011 – Akamai Technologies, today unveiled wide-ranging technology advancements to its Akamai Intelligent Platform™. Introduced at Akamai Edge 2011, the Company’s annual customer conference, Akamai demonstrated new solutions for application acceleration from the enterprise to the cloud, mobile site acceleration and adaptation, security, and the monetization and distribution of rich media – all designed specifically to meet the evolving requirements of doing business in a hyperconnected world.

Akamai and Netbiscuits Partnering to Deliver Optimized Mobile Solutions

CAMBRIDGE, MA and NEW YORK, NY – October 12, 2011 – Akamai Technologies and Netbiscuits, the world’s leading platform for developing, publishing and monetizing sites and apps across all connected devices, today announced the two companies have teamed to deliver optimized mobile web solutions designed to allow best-of-breed user experience, accelerated mobile site delivery and control across multiple screens.

Akamai Joins OpenStack Community to add Global Application Performance, Scale, and Availability Experience to Open Source Initiative

BOSTON, MA – October 6, 2011 – Akamai Technologies, today announced the company has joined the OpenStack™ community. Akamai plans to provide the OpenStack community with advice and guidance on best practices for platform design and architecture to help overcome the availability, delivery, performance, and scale challenges inherently faced by globally distributed cloud infrastructures and applications.

Akamai to Assemble Business Innovators at Fourth Annual Customer Conference

CAMBRIDGE, MA – October 3, 2011 – Akamai Technologies, announced today the agenda and featured speakers for Akamai Edge 2011, its fourth annual Customer Conference, taking place next week, October 12-14, 2011 at Boston Marriott Copley Place.

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Akamai to Hold Third Quarter Investor Conference Call on Wednesday, October 26th at 4:30 PM ET

September 29, 2011 – Akamai Technologies, announced today that the company will hold a conference call for investors on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. ET. The call will include the company’s third quarter 2011 financial results and may include forward-looking financial guidance from management. The call will also be broadcast live via the Internet at www.akamai.com.

Nobelprize.org becomes Cloud Enabled

September 27, 2011 – Nobelprize.org, the official web site of the Nobel Prize, has partnered with Akamai Technologies AB, one of the leading provider of cloud optimization services, to become cloud enabled by using Akamai's Dynamic Site Accelerator (DSA) for distribution and offloading the web site, as well as using HD Streaming for video on demand delivery. As viewers go mobile, so does the video archive on Nobelprize.org, delivering Video On Demand to mobile devices.

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Akamai Technologies to Keynote Citi Global Technology Conference

CAMBRIDGE, MA – August 31, 2011 – Akamai Technologies, announced today that it will present a keynote address at the Citi Global Technology Conference in New York City. Chief Executive Officer Paul Sagan will present an update on Akamai’s service offerings.

Board of Directors Authorizes $250 Million Expansion of Share Repurchase Program

CAMBRIDGE, MA – August 08, 2011 – Akamai Technologies, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a $250 million increase in the current authorized share repurchase program, raising the total authorized amount under the program to $400 million for the twelve-month period ending in early May 2012.

Akamai Technologies to Participate in the Oppenheimer Technology and Communications Conference

CAMBRIDGE, MA – August 03, 2011 – Akamai Technologies, announced today that it will be participating in the Oppenheimer Technology and Communications Conference in Boston, MA. Senior Vice President, Network Division, Robert Blumofe, will present an update on Akamai’s service offerings.

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Akamai CEO Paul Sagan to Preside Over the Opening of the NASDAQ Stock Market

CAMBRIDGE, MA - July 20, 2011 - Akamai Technologies, today announced that Paul Sagan, chief executive officer, will ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell in Times Square, New York tomorrow, Thursday, July 21 at 9:30 a.m. (all times are Eastern time).

Edgeview powered by BMC Software Provides Akamai Customers with Real-time View of Web Application Performance

CAMBRIDGE, MA - July 20, 2011 - Akamai Technologies and BMC Software (NASDAQ: BMC), today announced the release of Edgeview powered by BMC Software, a virtual software appliance that provides companies with visibility into the performance of Web applications delivered over the Akamai Platform.

Akamai Launches Global NetAlliance Partner Program

CAMBRIDGE, MA - July 18, 2011 - Akamai Technologies, announced today its NetAlliance Partner Program designed for global IT solution providers to integrate Akamai services into their offerings, and to pass the value of Akamai’s globally-distributed platform on to customers.

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Akamai to Hold Second Quarter Investor Conference Call on Wednesday, July 27th at 4:30 PM ET

CAMBRIDGE, MA - June 29, 2011 - Akamai Technologies, announced today that the company will hold a conference call for investors on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. ET. The call will include the company’s second quarter 2011 financial results and may include forward-looking financial guidance from management. The call will also be broadcast live via the Internet at www.akamai.com.

Akamai Expands Business into Central and Eastern Europe

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - June 28, 2011 - Akamai Technologies, today announced its formal expansion into five countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) - Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. Akamai’s success across the globe has triggered significant demand for its enterprise cloud optimization expertise in the CEE region.

6waves Selects Akamai to Enhance the Experience for Social Games

Hong Kong - June 27, 2011 - Akamai Technologies Hong Kong Limited, today announced that 6waves Inc., a leading international publisher and developer of gaming applications, is leveraging Akamai's Dynamic Site Delivery solutions. These will enable 6waves to enhance the delivery of its social media games and applications to social networking platforms, including Facebook and Yabage in Japan. Akamai supports 6waves in the delivery of some of the most popular social games including Ravenwood Fair, Mystery Manor, Mall World, and Resort World, which attract 15.9 million monthly active users alone.

Akamai to Present Real-time View of IPv6 Traffic Delivered Across Its Global Platform

CAMBRIDGE, MA - June 7, 2011 - Akamai Technologies, announced today that it is planning to provide a real-time data visualization of IPv6 Web traffic served from its global platform during "World IPv6 Day" on June 8th. To be available at www.akamai.com/ipv6, the Akamai visualization is designed to show the pattern of traffic served during the 24-hour period (from midnight to midnight Greenwich Mean Time).

Akamai to Keynote Interop Tokyo 2011

TOKYO, JAPAN - June 6, 2011 - Greg Lazar, Vice President & General Manager of APAC, EMEA, and South America at Akamai Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud optimization services, will speak at Interop Tokyo 2011 to be held from June 7-10, 2011. Mr. Lazar will deliver the keynote presentation entitled, "The Future of the Internet: Changes in Internet Landscape with Transition to IPv6." Patrick Gilmore, Chief Network Architect of Akamai, will act as co-presenter.

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AEG Digital Media and Akamai Have Landmark Month in Online Video Streaming

LOS ANGELES (May 31, 2011) - AEG Digital Media, provider of complete webcast management and digital media services, announced today that it teamed with Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud optimization services, to deliver almost 170 million streams and more than 2,400 terabytes across the Akamai HD Network in April, the largest month ever for events enabled across the two companies' platforms. The two companies collaborated to broadcast the most watched online events in April, which included the Royal Wedding and the Coachella Music and Arts Festival.

Akamai Technologies to Participate in the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference

CAMBRIDGE, MA - May 11, 2011 - Akamai Technologies, announced today that it will be participating in the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference in Boston, MA. Chief Executive Officer Paul Sagan will present an update on Akamai’s service offerings.

Akamai and Riverbed to Accelerate Applications over Hybrid Cloud Networks

CAMBRIDGE, MA - May 10, 2011 - Akamai Technologies, and Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company, today announced their work on a joint offering designed to overcome the application performance bottlenecks facing enterprises that leverage public cloud services. Today's enterprises are increasingly adopting public cloud computing services to avoid costly infrastructure build out, and to bring efficiency to business models such as software as a service (SaaS). As a result, business applications in the cloud, having once resided within the corporate network, are being accessed over an often unpredictable public Internet. New solutions are required to overcome the performance, availability, scalability and security issues introduced by this hybrid network environment.

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Akamai Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results

CAMBRIDGE, MA - April 27, 2011 - Akamai Technologies, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. Revenue for the first quarter of 2011 was $276.0 million, a 15 percent increase over first quarter 2010 revenue of $240.0 million. Net income in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or GAAP, for the first quarter of 2011 was $50.6 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, a 24 percent increase from first quarter 2010 GAAP net income of $40.9 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, and a 4 percent decrease from fourth quarter 2010 GAAP net income of $52.5 million, or $0.27 per diluted share.

Akamai State of the Internet Report Shows Annual Growth in Global Connection Speeds and Mobile Broadband Data Consumption

CAMBRIDGE, MA - April 26, 2011 - Akamai Technologies, today released its 4th Quarter, 2010 State of the Internet report available for download at www.akamai.com/stateoftheinternet. Based on data gathered from the Akamai Internet Platform, the report provides insight into key global Internet statistics such as the world’s fastest and slowest regions for connection speed, the most frequent origins of attack traffic, and the highest-performing geographies for mobile connectivity, as well as resulting trends over time.

IBM Teams with Akamai to Accelerate Applications Across the Web, and from the Cloud to the Enterprise

LAS VEGAS and ARMONK, NY - April 12, 2011 - IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new offerings designed to speed the delivery of Web and cloud applications to the employees, partners and customers who rely on them. The offerings are part of a multi-phase initiative that integrates IBM WebSphere technology with Akamai's (NASDAQ: AKAM) application delivery network. The continuing rise of interactive Web applications, such as collaboration and supply chain management, and the rapid growth of mobile applications are placing new demands on businesses’ data centers and Internet infrastructure. When these systems are overburdened, it becomes difficult to deliver the intended user experience, resulting in poor application adoption, lost revenue and productivity.

Akamai and Synacor Unveil Demonstration of Technology to Enable TV Everywhere Services

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS SHOW: LAS VEGAS - April 11, 2011 - Akamai Technologies, and Synacor, the leading provider of personalized homepages and online entertainment services to operators, today unveiled a technology demonstration designed to show how programmers and operators can easily facilitate new TV Everywhere services. TV Everywhere is a new model being embraced by programmers and system operators as a way to provide paying subscribers with access to their favorite TV programming across multiple devices. The business objective is to create an easy way for consumers to enjoy the content they consume on television across all of their devices, including PCs, tablets and mobile devices.

Akamai's HD Network Delivers for 2011 NCAA® March Madness On Demand®

CAMBRIDGE, MA - April 07, 2011 - Akamai Technologies, today announced that the Akamai HD Network was the exclusive video delivery platform for the 2011 NCAA March Madness on Demand (MMOD) coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship provided by Turner Sports and CBS Sports. Akamai's global network was used to provide live and on-demand streaming video across broadband and mobile applications. Akamai delivered live games and on demand content to more than 1.9 million unique visitors per day on broadband sites and more than 680,000 daily visitors to mobile applications. By the event’s end, there was a 63 percent increase in total visits across the 2011 NCAA March Madness On Demand broadband and mobile products, and a 17 percent increase in online video consumption throughout the tournament compared to last year.

Akamai Attains Certification for Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming

CAMBRIDGE, MA - April 06, 2011 - Akamai Technologies, today announced that the Akamai HD Network is the first global video delivery network to have its HTTP dynamic streaming implementation certified by Adobe®. The certification validates that the Akamai HD Network delivery of live and on-demand streaming based on Adobe Flash® technology, via the Adobe F4F format, is fully compatible with Adobe Flash run times that currently support HTTP dynamic streaming. Accordingly, content owners are expected to soon be able to take advantage of new HTTP dynamic streaming features, supported across the Akamai HD Network, which will be designed to improve video quality.

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Akamai to Hold First Quarter Investor Conference Call on Wednesday, April 27th at 4:30 PM ET

CAMBRIDGE, MA - March 30, 2011 - Akamai Technologies, announced today that the company will hold a conference call for investors on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. ET. The call will include the company's first quarter 2011 financial results and may include forward-looking financial guidance from management. The call will also be broadcast live via the Internet at www.akamai.com.

Akamai Technologies Appoints David Rich to Drive Growth Across Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE - March 30, 2011 - Akamai Technologies, has appointed David Rich as Vice President, Asia Pacific to lead its rapidly expanding regional team covering Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan. David Rich has over 30 years of experience in the high-tech and telecom sector, previously holding senior management roles at Verizon Business, Global One and Cable & Wireless, where he gained an in-depth knowledge of the business and regulatory landscape across Asia Pacific.

Akamai Launches Specialized Delivery Solution for the Game Publishing Industry

GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO - March 02, 2011 - Akamai Technologies, today announced Electronic Software Delivery for Gaming, a solution that leverages the strengths of the Akamai network to enhance a consumer’s game download experience and increase download completion rates for game publishers in the competitive online gaming space. Comprised of the Akamai Download Manager, Akamai Download Analytics, and HTTP delivery, the solution is intended to improve critical first impressions to give game publishers more tools to convert site visitors to paid customers.

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Akamai Technologies to Participate in the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference

CAMBRIDGE, MA - February 24, 2011 - Akamai Technologies, announced today that it will be participating in the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in San Francisco, CA. Chief Executive Officer Paul Sagan will present an update on Akamai’s service offerings.

Akamai's Advertising Decision Solutions Help Retailers Drive Transactions and Improve Return On Ad Spend

eTail WEST, PALM SPRINGS, CA - February 23, 2011 - Akamai Technologies, today announced that two Internet Retailer Top 5001 companies, Jos. A. Bank and Geeks.com, have enjoyed high returns on ad spend as well as significant incremental increases in online transactions since leveraging Akamai’s Advertising Decision Solutions. Ranked #193 on the 2010 Internet Retailer Top 500 list, Jos. A. Bank was looking for a display advertising and business partner that could help it drive transactions at scale and achieve a return on ad spend that would justify its marketing spend on display advertising.

Akamai Powers Exclusive Private Shopping Website Hautelook

eTail WEST, PALM SPRINGS, CA - February 22, 2011 - Akamai Technologies, today announced that its Dynamic Site Accelerator services have been implemented by HauteLook to accelerate and improve the performance of its private online shopping site. HauteLook has selected Akamai to ensure fast, secure and consistent performance for all site visitors in the U.S. and Canada

Ubiquisys Leveraging Akamai’s Electronic Software Download Solution to Simplify Activation of Femtocells

MOBLE WORLD CONGRESS and CAMBRIDGE, MA - February 15, 2011 - Ubiquisys, the developer of 3G and LTE intelligent femtocells, and Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) the leading provider of cloud optimization services, today announced that Akamai’s Electronic Software Download solution is being used to speed up the time it takes end users to activate Ubiquisys femtocells. In addition to reducing activation times, Akamai’s global network enables the Ubiquisys activation system to support millions of activations across a global user base.

Akamai Unveils New Cloud Defense Solutions Designed to Protect Enterprises from Sophisticated Web Attacks

RSA CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA - February 15, 2011 - Akamai Technologies, today unveiled a new suite of cloud defense solutions aimed at protecting companies from increasingly sophisticated and costly Web attacks. With cyber crime costing global businesses approximately one trillion dollars each year, Akamai is introducing new capabilities for enterprises and cloud computing service providers to further solidify the perimeter defense around their network infrastructure for dynamic web sites and mission-critical business applications.

Ericsson and Akamai establish exclusive strategic alliance to create mobile cloud acceleration solutions

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2011, Barcelona, Spain - February 14, 2011 - Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Akamai Technologies announce today a exclusive strategic alliance focused on bringing to market mobile cloud acceleration solutions aimed at improving end-user Internet experiences such as mobile ecommerce, enterprise applications and Internet content.

Akamai Reports Fourth Quarter 2010 and Full-Year 2010 Financial Results

CAMBRIDGE, MA - February 09, 2011 - Akamai Technologies, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2010. Revenue for the fourth quarter 2010 was $284.7 million, a 12 percent increase over third quarter revenue of $253.6 million, and a 19 percent increase over fourth quarter 2009 revenue of $238.3 million. Total revenue for 2010 was $1,023.6 million, a 19 percent increase over 2009 revenue of $859.8 million.

Akamai Helps WeeWorld Cut Page Load Times by Up to 30 Percent

CAMBRIDGE, MA - February 01, 2011 - Akamai Technologies, today announced that WeeWorld, the popular global social game, has seen an 8-30 percent reduction in page load times through its use of Akamai's Rich Media Accelerator solution. With a highly dynamic and interactive site, WeeWorld turned to Akamai to deliver a fast, reliable experience for their global user base.

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Akamai State of the Internet Report Spotlights Latest Global Speed and Attack Trends from Fixed and Mobile Internet Connections

CAMBRIDGE, MA - January 24, 2011 - Akamai Technologies, today announced the release of its 3rd Quarter, 2010 State of the Internet report available for download at www.akamai.com/stateoftheinternet. Leveraging information gathered from the Company's global server network, the report provides insight into key Internet statistics such as broadband adoption, mobile connectivity, and attack traffic, as well as trends over time.

Akamai Elects Pamela J. Craig to its Board of Directors

CAMBRIDGE, MA - January 20, 2011 - Akamai Technologies, today announced the election of Pamela J. Craig, chief financial officer at Accenture (NYSE: ACN), to the Akamai Board of Directors effective April 1, 2011. A member of Accenture's executive leadership team, Ms. Craig's tenure at the global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company spans more than three decades. As CFO, she is responsible for leading Accenture's finance organization, which includes the corporate controllership, treasury, tax, investor relations, corporate transaction services, client and corporate finance, finance operations and strategic planning and analysis functions in different parts of the world.

Akamai Partners With Strangeloop for Web Content Optimization

CAMBRIDGE, MA and VANCOUVER B.C. - January 18, 2011 - Akamai Technologies, and Strangeloop today announced a strategic agreement to offer a combined solution of global cloud optimization services along with Web Content Optimization (WCO), allowing content providers to achieve even faster Web page rendering times. The market for site performance continues to grow, while end user patience for page down load times continues to decrease to less than two seconds. Available today, Akamai will refer the Strangeloop Site Optimizer technology – a set of features that address front-end website performance problems by transforming page code so that it can be rendered most efficiently at the browser level after an HTML document has arrived.

Rackspace Hosting and Akamai Join Forces to Give Customers Faster Online Computing, Backed By Fanatical Support®

SAN ANTONIO, TX and CAMBRIDGE, MA - January 12, 2011 - Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the world's leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, and Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud optimization services, announced today a strategic relationship that will enable Rackspace to offer Akamai’s web acceleration and cloud optimization services as part of its dedicated and cloud hosting portfolio.

High Performance Global Market Data in the Cloud Courtesy of Keynote Systems, Xignite and Akamai

SAN MATEO, CALIF - January 10, 2011 - Keynote Systems (Nasdaq: KEYN), the global leader in Internet and mobile cloud monitoring, today announced that Xignite, Inc., a leading cloud services provider of on-demand market data distribution technologies, used Keynote Transaction Perspective® to benchmark the performance of its service when used with Akamai Technologies, a leading provider of cloud optimization services. Keynote Transaction Perspective is a Web transaction monitoring product that provides full visibility into performance from an end-user perspective. Keynote determined that customers could access the Xignite financial market data service over the Internet up to two times faster using Akamai's Web Application Accelerator than without it.

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