GGN’S Akamai Partnership Allows International Expansion and Market Penetration
We proudly announce that the Global Good Network is officially serving content through Akamai Networks. Akamai helps the worlds major businesses and content websites deliver their content to users faster by storing local copies of it on a server close by to that user. With over 100,000 servers around the World including third world countries they are able to increase the performance and load time of all of our websites in the Global Good Network as well as those of our partners. The Olympics and Presidential elections are able to be streamed all over the world due to firms like Akamai that can help mass distribute content close to users,
Akamai delivers 20% of the worlds’ content over the web. From your favorite e-commerce websites such as Amazon to your favorite social networks like Facebook and Twitter, they all utilize Akamai. Major companies can save money on technology when firms like Akamai that can handle millions of users on behalf. When this happens Fortune 500 companies don’t have to spend millions having backup capacity and technology in case they have a mass spike in traffic.
Videos and other content assets such as images and site addons download at blazing fast speed to customers browsers enabling our sites to “pop” no matter where they are viewed around the world.
After years of research, conference calls, and negotiating with Akamai we were able to come to mutually acceptable and beneficial terms to strike a content acceleration deal. Many services from Akamai are being provided above and beyond their basic dynamic site delivery services to protect and scale Global Good Networks, well Internationally. –Josh Bois Co-Founder Global Good Networks
The official deal was signed in late July and has now been completely integrated into the main content and business web properties within our network.
VISIT AKAMAI DIRECTLY: http://www.akamai.com/
Akamai Technologies, Inc. ( /ˈɑːkəmaɪ/; NASDAQ: AKAM) is an Internet content delivery network headquartered inCambridge, Massachusetts, US. Akamai’s Network is one of the world’s largest distributed computing platforms. The company was founded in 1998 by then-MIT graduate student Daniel M. Lewin, and MIT Applied Mathematics professorTom Leighton. Lewin was killed aboard American Airlines flight 11 which crashed in the September 11 attacks of 2001. Leighton still serves as Akamai’s Chief Scientist.
Akamai is a Hawaiian word meaning smart or intelligent with connotations of insightful, wise or skillful.
|Traded as||NASDAQ: AKAM
S&P 500 Component
Daniel M. Lewin
|Headquarters||Cambridge, Massachusetts, US|
|Key people||George H. Conrades
Paul L. Sagan
(CEO & President)
|Revenue||US$ 1.16 billion (2011)|
|Operating income||US$ 290.65 million(2011)|
|Net income||US$ 200.90 million(2011)|
|Employees||2380 (December 2011)|
Glam Media accepts GlobalGoodGroup.com as a publisher into their Brash Verical
Recently GlobalGoodGroup.com was featured on Lijit Networks official Blog in the Publisher Spotlight. Samantha Haltman interviewed Josh Bois and Rick Jeffries the co-founders of GlobalGoodNetworks and other associated web properties. Soon after this the fast growing blog network was accepted into Glam Media as a premium publisher within their men’s lifestyle vertical they call Brash. Glam is one of the top paying ad networks in the world and helps monetize billions of website visits a year.
Every month Glam Media advertises to 244 Million unique visitors ( Comscore May 2012 ). As far as their social relevance they just bought NING for $120 Million and they have also received several large undisclosed amount investments. Our point is that we are glad to have a strong partner on our side to help us innovate new ways to change the world and connect those taking action now.
247RealMedia, a WPP Company, is now also serving Fortune 500 brands’ advertisements on GlobalGoodGroup.com. This latest ad partner addition has really started taking off in September 2012.
The deal was not official until July 17, 2012 when the contract was signed by Global Good Executives.
“We are excited to offer our users a better viewing experience with fewer and better advertisers, faster, and more engaging high quality ad experiences with fortune 500 brands. The increased ad revenue will allow us to invest further in technology and resources to help promote great ideas and news, something we are very passionate about.”
JOSH BOIS, CO-FOUNDER GLOBALGOODNETWORKS
LIJIT PUBLISHER SPOTLIGHT AND INTERVIEW WITH GLOBAL GOOD GROUP:
PARTNER SITES: 247RealMedia http://www.247realmedia.com/EN-US/ WPP: http://www.wpp.com/wpp/
GSBI Video and Social Entrepreneur Interview coverage for CNN iReport and Youtube
Read about the great works of GSBI on sites such as the World Bank and Santa Clara University. Every year some of the brightest people in Silicon Valley from major corporations such as Microsoft and innovative startups come together to share their knowledge and listen to the latest world changing innovations. The program is here to help fund and teach Entrepreneurs around the world how to further grow and scale their entrepreneurial efforts.
It was an honor attending this event and speaking with those having a real impact on the world.
GSBI is a great resource from Santa Clara University to connect Social Entrepreneurs with funding and leadership expertise. Their goal is to reach a billion people positively, it very closely resembles the mission that I have crafted for Global Good Networks and wish to carry through. Right on GSBI!
–Josh Bois Co-Founder of Global Good Networks
Watch the video below or directly on CNN.Com: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-835993
Global Good Networks exclusive coverage GSBI 2012 for CNN iReport
A few photo and video snaps at GSBI 2012 in Silicon Valley at SCU
Video by Global Good Networks Co-founder: Josh Bois at GSBI 2012
The Global Good Network is about connecting people and great brands to news and resources that change the world.
GSBI is a network for helping great social entrepreneurs further develop and get investment for their great ideas.
To read an interview between Josh Bois and GSBI 2012 Candidate Lisa Heederik the director of business development and co-founder of “Nazava”:
Read more about GSBI on their homepage: http://www.scu.edu/socialbenefit/entrepreneurship/gsbi/
GSBI Article on The World Bank’s Official Portal: http://wbi.worldbank.org/wbi/news/2012/02/24/gsbi-online-new-program-social-entrepreneurs
About the GSBI
Science and Technology for the Underserved
Launched 10 years ago, the Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI™) is the signature program of the Center. The GSBI combines a proven curriculum with individualized mentoring by Silicon Valley leaders to help social entrepreneurs build their businesses and amplify their impact. So far, the GSBI has mentored more than 150 enterprises operating in 50 countries, reaching 74 million people. Also, nearly 95 percent of GSBI Alumni are still working in their social ventures and more than 50 percent are scaling, meaning that revenue is growing faster than expenses.
We collaborate with a diverse group of partners including successful Silicon Valley executives, academic leaders, and the network of Jesuit universities. Our mentoring network helps participants scale their ventures to create jobs, sell their products and services, and solve problems internationally.
Social entrepreneurs who apply and win GSBI scholarships build capacity to effect systemic change through our proven combination of curriculum and individualized mentoring. We help participants create strategic business plans that they can confidently present to impact investors and other funders around the world.