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Customers expected to gain best-of-breed user experience, accelerated mobile site delivery and control across multiple screens
Cambridge, MA and New York, NY – October 12, 2011 - Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM, news, filings), the leading provider of cloud optimization services, and Netbiscuits, the world’s leading platform for developing, publishing and monetizing sites and apps across all connected devices, today announced the two companies have teamed to deliver optimized mobile web solutions designed to allow best-of-breed user experience, accelerated mobile site delivery and control across multiple screens.
Together, Netbiscuits and Akamai expect that mobile sites published via the Netbiscuits platform will be able to leverage the Akamai Intelligent Platform to enable better device intelligence, improved performance, and greater reliability into the delivery of these sites.
With mobile queries growing nearly 3 times from 2009 to 2011, many businesses are still not prepared to effectively reach an end user audience increasingly dependent on connected devices1. Importantly, consumer expectation of how mobile sites will perform only continues to rise: in 2011, 71 percent of mobile Web users expected page load times 'almost as fast' or 'faster than' when accessed from laptop or desktop computers - up from 58 percent two years ago2.
"The user experience of a mobile site is essential to a successful mobile program," said Netbiscuits CEO, Michael Neidhoefer. "The integrated solution we are creating with Akamai will be designed to improve the mobile end-user experience as well as provide a comprehensive solution not currently available in the marketplace."
For mobile site owners, this combination of Akamai's global reach and performance services coupled with Netbiscuits' open publishing platform is expected to provide greater flexibility and control of how content is viewed by mobile users in order to maximize end-user experiences. As a result, companies leveraging this platform combination are expected to have the ability to publish mobile web sites that perform under load, helping to increase end-user satisfaction on a global scale.
"Organizations are looking for a variety of options when it comes to a scalable mobile platform," said David Kenny, President of Akamai. "We believe the Netbiscuits platform provides a comprehensive solution for multi-screen optimization, and we look forward to working with them as we strive to provide a greater user experience across mobile and connected devices."
Netbiscuits' hosted software-as-a-service mobile web development solution is well suited for customers looking to license a platform for publishing a new mobile site.
Netbiscuits and Akamai can now engage customers collaboratively to design and deliver a mobile web publishing solution that is delivered as a mobile site hosted by Netbiscuits and delivered through Akamai's global platform for performance and acceleration.
Akamai® is the leading cloud-based platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences to any device, anywhere. At the core of the Company's solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise. With solutions for connecting an increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand for commerce and entertainment, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud, Akamai empowers its customers to transform and reinvent their online businesses. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit www.akamai.com and follow @Akamai on Twitter.
Netbiscuits is the world's leading platform for developing, publishing, and monetizing sites and apps across all mobile and connected devices. Netbiscuits solves the thousands of problems that brands, retailers and publishers face when developing, managing and optimizing rich-enabled mobile experiences across all connected devices. The built-in intelligence of the Netbiscuits platform removes the complexity of programming for mobile, offers a suite of tools to sync the mobile experience to your existing infrastructure and provides a global network of integrated partners to maximize and monetize the mobile opportunity. Founded in 2000, the company has eight offices on four continents and is committed to making Netbiscuits the standard platform for the mobile web. To learn more about the Netbiscuits platform, visit www.netbiscuits.com or follow us @netbiscuits.
Akamai Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
This release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai's management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, the effects of any attempts to intentionally disrupt our services or network by hackers or others, inability of Akamai and Netbiscuits to develop mobile optimization solutions, lack of market acceptance of solutions we do develop, a failure of Akamai's network infrastructure, and other factors that are discussed in Akamai's Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.
1 "From Why to How?: Mobile Advertising Strategies for your Business,"Google, September 2011.
2 "What Users Want from Mobile," Equation Research & Compuware, July 2011.