Despite the economic slump, the death of a co-founder in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and other impediments, Akamai Technologies executives say their company will continue to evolve into an ambitious provider of edge computing to large businesses.
It may not have the makings of a Tom Clancy thriller, but the legal battle between Amazon.com and a key former employee with plans to defect to eBay adds another plot twist to the rivalry between two of the biggest competitors in online retailing.
If you ask Speedera Networks executives how they view the content distribution marketplace, they will tell you that the race is down to two horses, Speedera and Akamai Technologies, and they say Speedera is the channel partners' best bet.
Part 2. Last week, I tried to explain why I think so many online businesses have been failing: I attributed the failures to a lack of consumer demand for Internet-based services when traditional retail and service outlets serve just fine.