Fastly acquires developer platform Glitch to bring apps to the edge

Edge cloud platform provider Fastly has acquired Glitch, a developer platform for creating and sharing full-stack web apps with nearly two million active users.

Glitch will continue to operate under Fastly, with the acquisition focused on expanding the platform’s team as well as allowing Glitch apps to use Fastly’s edge computing services.

 "Fastly was founded by developers, for developers and, together with Glitch, we take an important step forward in making it...

Google Cloud launches Media CDN that uses YouTube’s network

YouTube

Google Cloud has launched a new multimedia content delivery network (CDN) – aptly named Media CDN – that allows businesses to take advantage of Google’s YouTube network.

According to Sandvine’s ‘The Global Internet Phenomena Report’, video streaming accounted for 53.7% of global bandwidth traffic in the first half of 2021.

The strain this is placing on existing infrastructure is fuelling media and streaming companies’ transitions to public clouds, and...

Limelight acquires Yahoo’s Edgecast and rebrands to Edgio

Limelight

Limelight Networks, a content delivery network (CDN) provider, has agreed to acquire Yahoo’s Edgecast CDN in an all-stock transaction valued at £230 million.

The combined company will rebrand to Edgio to become, in Limelight’s words, a global leader in edge-enabled software solutions.

Yahoo, itself owned by Apollo and Verizon, will receive 72.2 million shares of Limelight stock, own 31.9% of the new company, and appoint three directors to its...