Join Akamai’s State of the Internet Report Webinar on 17th December

Akamai, the leader in Content Delivery Network earlier had released its State of the Internet Report with details about the health of the internet, traffic details based on various states and countries and also had categorised the internet traffic into various categories like attack traffic, traffic for news site, retail traffic etc. Akamai is now organizing a Webinar to discuss the state of the internet.

Akamai State of Internet

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Are you concerned about how Internet outages and related problems impact your customers’ ability to access your online business? Have you secured your Web sites against Denial of Service attacks? Do you factor in broadband adoption rates as you look to optimize performance of your online operations on a global scale?

Join Akamai, the market leader in managed services for powering rich media, dynamic transactions, and enterprise applications online, as they discuss the state of the Internet and its impact on the online industry. 

During this Webinar, David Belson, Director of Market Intelligence at Akamai, will lead an interactive discussion providing insights into:

Broadband Adoption Trends

Impact On Adoption of HD Video

Vulnerabilities in Core Internet Protocols

Attack Traffic Trends

Online Data Visualization Tools

When will this webinar take place?

This webinar will take place on December 17th 2008 and there will be two sessions: 7:30 pm Indian Standard Time (9.00 am EST) and 11:30 pm Indian Standard Time (1.00 pm EST)

How Much will this Event Cost?

This is a FREE event. There is no charge. Click here to register.

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US Elections attracted 8,572,042 internet users per minute

We all know that Barack Obama has been elected as the 44th President of America. However, On the US Election day, when everyone was stuck in front of their computers or TV sets to get the latest stats of the poll results, News websites were busy pumping out heavy traffic to their end users. 

According to Akamai Technologies, the worlds largest content delivery network and content and application delivery provider for world’s largest and best news networks like CNN, BBC etc. a record of 8.5 million visitors were recorded at 11:00PM EST.

 

Graph peak from Akamai

Graph peak from Akamai

Akamai registered a record 8.5 million “global visitors per minute” at 11:00 P.M EST last night.  The previous record of 7.2 million was set in June 2006 for the World Cup, company data shows.  8:30 a.m. update: Here’s statement provided to Beet.TV by an Akamai spokesperson:

“We believe the information that is communicated by this Net Usage Index for News is an important measurement tool for showing the Internet’s pervasive role in our day-to-day lives.  Yesterday’s Election Night coverage generated the highest peak in global Web traffic — to a collective set of leading online news sites — that we have seen since launching the index in August of 2005.  We expect Web traffic levels to also be high today as people continue to follow this historic event.”

It will be interesting to see when this record breaks.

Also read: Firefox 3.1 to add Private Browsing feature

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Firefox 3.1 to add Private Browsing feature

Firefox has finally realized the importance of Private Browsing after Chrome’s release which had Incognito Window feature from Day 1. 

Mozilla Developer Centre blog, says

Private browsing allows you to turn off Firefox’s recording of history and cookie information as you browse the web. This feature will be included for the first time in Firefox 3.1 Beta 2.

Private Browsing in Firefox 3.1

Private Browsing in Firefox 3.1

Start Browsing Privately in Firefox

Start Browsing Privately in Firefox

So what exactly is Private Browsing? Ehsan Akhgari has the answer to it.

Private Browsing aims to help you make sure that your web browsing activities don’t leave any trace on your own computer.  It is very important to note that Private Browsing is not a tool to keep you anonymous from websites or your ISP, or for example protect you from all kinds of spyware applications which use sophisticated techniques to intercept your online traffic.  Private Browsing is only about making sure that Firefox doesn’t store any data which can be used to trace your online activities, no more, no less.

Hope you enjoyed reading this post.

Also interestingly, Firefox now has a market share of 20% globally. Congratulations Firefox, good job done.

Also read: [How-To] Open Firefox Bookmarks Using Keywords

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Google ends its Ad agreement with Yahoo

Google has just announced that it wont be going ahead with the Ad agreement earlier signed with Yahoo owing to lot of issues while going forward with the deal.  

Google

Google

Official Google Blog says

We feel that the agreement would have been good for publishers, advertisers, and users — as well, of course, for Yahoo! and Google. Why? Because it would have allowed Yahoo! (and its existing publisher partners) to show more relevant ads for queries that currently generate few or no advertisements. Better ads are more useful for users, more efficient for advertisers, and more valuable for publishers.

However, after four months of review, including discussions of various possible changes to the agreement, it’s clear that government regulators and some advertisers continue to have concerns about the agreement. Pressing ahead risked not only a protracted legal battle but also damage to relationships with valued partners. That wouldn’t have been in the long-term interests of Google or our users, so we have decided to end the agreement.

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Video sharing site Brightcove to end Free Network Service

We had earlier mentioned about BrightCove in the post on 3 websites which outsmart Youtube, today, Brightcove has decided to shut down its Free Network Service.

Brightcove

Brightcove

On the company’s official blog, Adam Berrey, SVP of Marketing & Strategy said

We will be discontinuing the free Brightcove Network offer and its showcase website, Brightcove.TV, on December 17, 2008. 

We have tremendous respect for the content and sites that our Network publishers have produced, so the decision to discontinue the Network was a difficult one. But we are providing an opportunity for Network publishers to easily and affordably migrate to Brightcove 3, the new version of our online video platform.

What this means is that all the videos uploaded by non-premium subscribers ( subscribers who are not the paid premium subscribers on December 17th 2008) will get deleted. If you have any videos embedded on your blogs/websites from such publishers, they too would cease to load. 

Also read: 3 Websites that outsmart Youtube.

 

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The change has come to USA

Internet is flooded with the news of BARACK OBAMA being elected as the 44th U.S. president.

 

Obama elected as the next US President.

Obama elected as the next US President.

Hope Obama brings the much awaited and talked about CHANGE. Technofriends wishes Obama and all the US nationals for this spectacular win.

Cheers

Vaibhav

[News]Apple iPhone to be released in India by September 2008

So finally the news is out as reported by the Business Standard, Apple iPhone will be available in India from September 2008. Business Standard writes

“The carrier deal for India is being worked out with Vodafone,” said an Apple source, adding: “Vodafone could also become the carrier for the Australian market once iPhone is launched there, though more than one carrier is likely for Australia.”

Apple iPhone

The 8GB version of the Vodafone iPhone is expected to be shipped and sold in the first week of September, and the price is estimated to be in the range of Rs 28,000 to Rs 30,000. The 16GB version of the iPhone shall follow based on the sales figures.

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