Akamai Net Usage Index Releases Data on Most Viewed News Events

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

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

-- 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 (

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) 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 (Sun.)

---------------------------------------------------------------------- 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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