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Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, today announced that it will offer complimentary CDN services to any Internet of Things (IoT) or wearable tech startups that are participants of the Wearable World Labs program.

Wearable World Congress, taking place May 19-20 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, brings together business leaders and companies that are forging the future of the wearable and Internet of Things revolution. Akamai Vice President of Marketing in EMEA, John Dillon, will be part of a panel today entitled Connecting the Internet of Things. Akamai will announce its role in supporting startup ventures and early adopters that are also members of the Wearable World Community.

“Akamai serves as a virtual backbone of today’s Internet,” said Redg Snodgrass, CEO of Wearable World. “I’m proud to say that through this initiative with Wearable World, Akamai is positioning itself as a key partner to wearable and IoT technology providers. When we get to the ‘everything connected’ era, with petabytes of data flowing between anything and everyone, it will be Akamai that is best positioned.”

The Akamai Intelligent Platform has continued to evolve with the changing usage patterns of the Internet. From delivering site content and accelerating dynamic business applications, to serving high definition video to massive global audiences and countering emerging security threats, Akamai is making the Internet fast, reliable and secure.

“We believe that allowing innovative IoT and wearable tech startups to use Akamai services will provide invaluable insight into how this emerging category of connected services will drive changes in Internet usage and traffic patterns,” said Akamai’s Dillon. “Wearable and connected things frequently transmit and receive information, generating enormous volumes of both inbound and outbound data – something Akamai already has plenty of experience handling for our customers. Wearable World Congress is providing a real look into the future of our connected world.”

“Akamai is a leader in creating an organized and reliable layer on top of the Internet for web content and video,” said Martin Flack, principal architect in Foundry, an R&D team in Akamai’s Web Experience division. “The Akamai platform is designed to be close to IP-based devices wherever they are in the world, and to whatever network, cellular or wired, that they use to connect. Through continued innovation, we intend to help connect the world’s devices and service the sensors, switches, cameras, smart appliances, personal assistants, and hyperconnected offices and homes of the future.”

Wearable World Labs program participants that are interested in leveraging Akamai services should contact Kyle Ellicott, Chief Labs Officer (kyle@wearableworld.co). Terms and conditions apply.

About Wearable World

Founded May 2013, Wearable World is a media, technology, and accelerator company in the Wearable and the Internet of Things (IoT) space. We are dedicated to supporting startups, educating brands, and informing the population on how wearable technology will change their lives. Our vision is to be the instrumental leader and driving force behind fostering dynamic relationships between brands, businesses, government and bright minds. We bring a network of strategic hardware, software, and service partners that are positioned as innovators in their respective industries. For additional information, please visit www.wearableworld.co.

About Akamai

As the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, Akamai makes 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. To learn how Akamai solutions and its team of Internet experts are helping businesses move faster forward, please visit www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.