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OUTCOME: No Way!

Apple to Dump Akamai for Google CDN

Status: [CLOSED] comments (2) | confidence poll
I still see Apple dumping Akamai for a Google-based content distribution network.
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What are the chances of google buying akamai and marrying the content monetization and the content delivery monetization together? It's peanuts for Google to acquire AKAM.

a.n.n | Jan 04, 2008 | 5:04PM

Looks like this prediction was wrong -- again. Keep repeating every year? Or admit to wrongness and try to understand that Google is in no position form a biz standpoint to become a CDN. Who would use them? Yahoo? Microsoft? No -- they compete with too many of their potential customers.

Abe | Jan 23, 2008 | 4:59AM