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CDN Space Getting More Crowded

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Among the big winners from the explosion in online video are content delivery networks (CDNs), like Akamai. It was a darling during the dot-com boom and Wall Street is in love with it once again. Success, of course, breeds competition. Smaller rival Limelight Networks recently went public with much success, and now Korean Firm CDNetworks says it will soon enter the US market (via Data Center Knowledge). This is great news for content firms, which should benefit from price competition in the space. The question for Akamai is whether its product can be more than a commodity. If any company can do what it can with enough infrastructure investment, then ultimately competition will just come down to price, which is the last thing it wants to see.


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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 14th, 2007 @ 6:45am

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    Mystified, Jul 14th, 2007 @ 7:55am

    Re:

    So where's the dirt? This is simplistic market analysis in lieu of a real blog post. Nothing even remotely thought provoking.

    BTW - Off topic posts don't count as first. They just show how pointless the poster's life is.

     

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    asshaticus, Jul 14th, 2007 @ 2:34pm

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 14th, 2007 @ 2:41pm

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    to quote "BTW - Off topic posts don't count as first. They just show how pointless the poster's life is."

    actually your life is pointless in the fact that you actually bothered to spend time and type that in.

     

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    ChingChongAZNpetBREAKfast, Jul 14th, 2007 @ 5:19pm

    Indeed.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 15th, 2007 @ 12:06pm

    First post last post - It doesn't matter your all retards - Read it and shut it

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 15th, 2007 @ 3:15pm

    That should be "you're"

     

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    Kyros, Jul 15th, 2007 @ 4:03pm

    Is everyone so moronic that they can't remain on topic, even to make a simple comment like "Yay competition = lower prices"

     

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    Karl, Jul 15th, 2007 @ 10:24pm

    Ah yes...the internet

    I saw a great equation proving Gabes (from Penny Arcade) Theory of Greater Internet Fuckwad.

    Normal person + anonymity + audience = Total Fuckwad

     

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    Killer_Tofu (profile), Jul 16th, 2007 @ 7:11am

    Competition

    "If any company can do what it can with enough infrastructure investment, then ultimately competition will just come down to price, which is the last thing it wants to see." (main post)

    Then it seems like its about time they pull out the pointless patent lawsuits as the rest of America spirals down this sad sad spiral of corporate doom.

     

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