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Akamai Net Usage Index Releases Data on Most Viewed News Events

Monty Solomon (
Tue, 15 Nov 2005 00:22:59 -0500

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 14, 2005--Akamai
Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM):

-- Akamai releases Net Usage Index "Widget" for use on MAC and PC

-- Index adds new feature that chronicles the prior 24 hours of
news consumption by geography

-- Over 48,000 unique visitors from around the world have
accessed the Akamai Net Usage Index to date

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM), the leading global service
provider for accelerating content and business processes online, today
announced that its Akamai Net Usage Index for News ( ) has chronicled its first 90 days of
real-time news consumption on a global scale.

As part of the analysis that is possible with the Net Usage Index for
News, Akamai released today a look at the five highest peaks based on
total visitors per minute to its aggregate set of 100+ news sites.
The following data ranks the top five peaks since the launch of the
Index and the corresponding events that were taking place in the world
at the time.

Rank Date Approx. Peak visitors Compelling News Event(1)
Time (EST) per minute

1 Sep. 12 12 p.m. 3,294,300 Memorial coverage for the 4-
(Mon.) year anniversary of
September 11, 2001
2 Oct. 2 4 p.m. 3,196,750 Bali Bombings
3 Sep. 8 12 p.m. 3,154,000 Flood survivors forced from
(Thu.) New Orleans; Yushchenko
fires government in Ukraine
4 Sep. 2 2 p.m. 2,921,400 Hurricane Katrina coverage
(Fri.) on Friday before Labor Day
weekend (U.S.)
5 Oct. 4 4:30 p.m. 2,903,950 UN condemns Iraq charter
(Tue.) change
(1) The Net Usage Index for News does not represent that a single news
event accounts for all Web news traffic at any given time, but the
Index can be used to correlate worldwide interest in specific news
events with relative audience size.


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