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August 1, 2014
by sjvn01
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Apple appears to have built its own content-delivery network

As usual, Apple has nothing to say about its latest operation: the creation of a content-delivery network (CDN) for its software updates and audio and video content. Dan Rayburn, executive VP for StreamingMedia and Principal Analyst for the research firm, … Continue reading

June 10, 2012
by sjvn01
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Netflix goes to the edge of the Internet

Netflix eats bandwidth the way a pack of hungry fifteen years old eats pizza. Indeed, Netflix’s streaming-video entertainment is so popular it now takes up almost a third of peak downstream traffic in North America. So, how do they keep … Continue reading