Technology

20Aug

Inside Akamai and the scary future of streaming video

 


Akamai CEO Paul Sagan

Update: When it comes to consumers watching YouTube or even streaming TV through a Boxee, the assumption is that aside from some buffering or pauses while the streams catch up, the experience will be fine. But when we add live content and interactive elements to those video streams, it gets complicated. Thanks, to a paper detailing Akamai’s content delivery network in minute detail, we can see exactly how complicated it is today, and what sort of havoc interactivity might wreak.

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