“Netflix’s transition from a DVD distributor to a streaming content provider hit a notable milestone in the first quarter—55 percent of its nearly 14 million subscribers are now watching movies and TV via the Internet.”—Netflix: More than half of subscribers tap streaming video | CNET
“Last week industry thought leader Tim O’Reilly, the man widely credited with popularizing the term Web 2.0, gave an opening keynote talk about the Internet of Things at his organization’s MYSQL conference. Some readers here might assume that a MYSQL talk is too technical for them, but this was a speech that anyone could appreciate. The link leads to two videos. The first is a great 5 minute explanation of the Internet of Things from IBM. The next is O’Reilly’s 36 minute keynote. We highly recommend you check both out for a great picture of where the future is headed.”—
Akamai, a Cambridge, Mass.-based content delivery network today said that at peak it was sending 3.45 terabits per second of data on Friday. This is the highest amount of data they have sent over the Akamai network ever. The traffic peak of 3.45 Tbps is roughly equivalent to the capacity needed to download the entire printed contents of the U.S. Library of Congress in less than a minute.