|Exchange:||NASDAQ national market|
|Stock:||Akamai Technologies, Inc.|
|Industry:||Software - Application|
|Akamai Technologies, Inc., was incorporated in Delaware in 1998. It provides services for accelerating and improving the delivery of content and applications over the Internet. Its solutions are designed to help businesses, government agencies and other enterprises enhance their revenue streams and reduce costs by maximizing the performance of their online businesses. The Company's solutions are designed to help companies, government agencies and other enterprises improve communications with people they are trying to reach, enhance their revenue streams and reduce costs by maximizing the performance of their online businesses. It offers application performance services, services and solutions for digital media and software distribution and storage, content and application delivery, online advertising-related services and other specialized Internet-based offerings. Its Web Application Accelerator service is designed to improve the performance of Web-based applications through a combination of dynamic caching, routing and connection optimization, and compression of content. Akamai Media Delivery - As the demand for Internet access to music, movies, games, streaming news, sports events and social networking communities grows, there are many challenges to profitably offering media assets online, particularly with respect to user-generated content and HD video. In particular, media companies need cost-effective means to deliver large files to millions of users in different formats compatible with multiple end-user devices and platforms. Akamai Media Delivery addresses these challenges by delivering media content on behalf of its customers. Akamai ADS is designed to enable more effective online advertising by helping advertisers reach their target audiences. Its customers include Adobe, Apple, Audi, Best Buy, Burger King, EMC, Hitachi, L’Oreal, Microsoft, MTV Networks, MySpace, the National Basketball Association, Nintendo, SAP and Victoria’s Secret. The Company's sales and service professionals are located in more than 25 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. The Company competes primarily with companies offering products and services that address Internet performance problems, including companies that provide Internet content delivery and hosting services, streaming content delivery services and equipment-based solutions to Internet performance problems, such as load balancers and server switches.|
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