Re: MIT Startup Akamai Has 20 Customers After 75 Days in Business

Sally Khudairi (
Fri, 18 Jun 1999 07:41:46 -0400

Sorry; correction on source -- it's from Computergram, not the Online

oops ;-)

- S

>+ MIT Startup Akamai Has 20 Customers After 75 Day in Business
>MIT spin-out company Akamai Technologies Inc has announced that
>20 high-profile web sites, including CNN, Infoseek, Go Network
>and, have signed on as charter customers of the
>company's Free Flow content delivery network. Free Flow is
>designed to improve web site performance and reliability, and
>is backed by a Proof of Performance guarantee. This guarantee
>promises faster access than the web site owner itself can
>deliver and 100% uptime. If Akamai fails to meet either of
>these standards, the customer doesn't pay for the day in which
>the failure occurs. Other charter members Akamai has
>sweet-talked into joining the Free Flow network include:
>, Hard Rock Hotel, various companies from Bill
>Gross's idealab,, The Motley Fool, the New York Times
>on the Web, Sportsline USA and