MIT Startup Akamai Has 20 Customers After 75 Days in Business

Sally Khudairi (
Fri, 18 Jun 1999 07:39:45 -0400

Congratulations, Danny :-)

Curious as to why no mention of Yahoo! this time...go figure.

- Sally

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The Online Reporter
June 21-25, 1999 - Issue No 152

+ 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