Cambridge-based Akamai’s latest State of the Internet report found the average US connection speed to be 11.7 megabits per second last quarter, around half the speed of top-ranked South Korea. Compared to the rest of the world, the US’s connections are still pretty fast, topping every other country in the Americas.More →
Akamai Technologies Inc. won another round in its long-running patent infringement case against a competitor on Thursday when federal appeals judges resurrected a jury verdict in Akamai’s favor. The case has been winding through the courts since 2006.More →
It’s the 25th anniversary of the annual MIT $100K, the business-plan competition that has gained a national following among those looking to keep up with the next hot tech trend. When it was launched in 1990 with a modest $10,000 prize, the event pioneered the college pitch contest, a style that now dominates the startup landscape.More →
Survivors of last weekend’s devastating earthquake in Nepal, along with the aid groups surging toward the country, are grappling with spotty telecommunications infrastructure as they begin the urgent work of rescue and recovery.More →
Interesting string of events for Lookout, a San Francisco startup that focuses on security for mobile devices…
In March, the company named former Verivue and Akamai executive Jim Dolce as CEO. Last week, the company added $150 million in new funding. And in October, the company plans to open its first U.S. office outside of the Bay Area, in downtown Boston.More →
Andover-based Immedia Semiconductor launched a Kickstarter campaign for Blink, an HD video monitoring and motion detector system, just last week. As of today, the company has raised close to $300,000 (far exceeding the original $200,000 goal) with more than 2,300 backers.More →
In a case closely watched by the high-tech and life sciences industries, the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday in a long-running patent dispute between Web content delivery firm Akamai Technologies Inc. of Cambridge and rival Limelight Networks Inc. of Arizona.
The case has pitted Akamai against a coalition of tech industry power players, led by Google Inc., who are supporting Limelight amid a fear that a win for Akamai would lead to a surge in frivolous patent lawsuits and increase their legal costs.
Paul Sagan began his new career as a venture capitalist at Cambridge’s General Catalyst Partners in late January, and it didn’t take long for him to get active. The VC firm on Wednesday announced its first deal led by the former longtime chief executive of Akamai Technologies.More →