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Bloomberg.com, CNET, drugstore.com, jobs.com, QUALCOMM Eudora Products, RedHerring.com, Time Inc., VA Linux Systems, and Williams-Sonoma.com join Akamai's customer base of leading Web properties

CAMBRIDGE, MA, January 5, 2000 -- Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM), which offers global, high performance services for the delivery of Internet content and applications, today announced that its FreeFlowSM service has been selected by over 200 leading Web properties across all business sectors.

Akamai's FreeFlow service has become the foremost solution for improving a Web site's performance and reliability through its powerful technology for enabling the secure delivery of all forms of engaging and dynamic content and applications over the Internet.

Akamai's growing customer base represents the premier Web properties on the Internet including:

  • 7 out of 10 of the Web's major search sites*
  • Over 75 popular e-tailers and e-commerce sites
  • The best performing site for the last 37 weeks as reported in the Keynote Business 40 Internet Performance Index
  • Many of the most heavily-trafficked Web sites for retrieving news, information and entertainment
  • Top Web ad services companies
  • Numerous successful job search destination sites
  • Many of today's most popular educational sites for learning for all ages
  • 10 highly-consulted financial Web sites
  • Over 20 Web sites dedicated to software downloads, products and services

"The pace at which our customers are discovering the significance of Akamai's FreeFlow service is a testament to what this technology means for delivering a better Internet," said George Conrades, chairman and CEO of Akamai. "As a company, we are extremely proud to be working with over 200 world-class Web sites who are using the Internet to accelerate their vision. Our goal is to help these eBusinesses succeed by stretching the outer limits of the 'Net, making Web performance issues a distant memory."

Akamai is proud to welcome the following new customers among many others:

Adobe Systems Inc.
Alston & Bird LLP
deltathree.com, Inc.
Hypernix Technologies Ltd.
LatinLOOK.com, Inc.
QUALCOMM Eudora Products
Time Inc.
VA Linux Systems

Akamai's newest customers join a number of leading Web properties already using Akamai's FreeFlow service, including About.com, Apple, Artisan Entertainment Inc., Bluefly.com, Britannica.com, CCBN.com, CNN Interactive, Discovery Enterprises Worldwide, GO Network, JCPenney, KBkids.com, Lands' End, Looksmart, marthastewart.com, Microsoft's Streaming Media Division, The Motley Fool, Nasdaq, SEND.COM, Symantec, Ticketmaster Online-CitySearch, wine.com, Wrenchead.com, and Yahoo!

The benefits of becoming "Akamaized"

"Not only has Akamai's FreeFlow service made the AuctionRover.com site faster and more reliable, but our Akamaization was ideal - implementation was easy, Akamai's support was excellent and the whole process was quick and flawless," said Aris Buinevicius, chief technical officer, AuctionRover.com.

"Fast, efficient Internet performance is paramount for our users," said Elie C. Wurtman, chairman of deltathree.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: DDDC). "As a leading provider of global Internet telephony services and other enhanced, Web-based communications services, deltathree.com has partnered with Akamai to further accelerate the delivery of our Web content to our customers so they can achieve the best Internet experience possible."

"Hypernix is proud to join the leading Internet companies that have adopted Akamai's revolutionary content delivery service," said Ran Shalom, co-CEO and CTO, Hypernix Technologies Ltd. "We have just completed the 'Akamaization' of both our Web site and Gooey Zone, our rich-media content box, to provide our users with the fastest, most advanced content delivery system available on the Net."

"As we build our brand on the Web, having the best performing Web site that we can offer is important to the success of our business and to keeping jobs.com at the forefront of its industry. Akamai's content delivery service has been a significant asset to our business and has enabled us to deliver tremendous value to our customers," said Scott Howitt, chief technology officer, jobs.com. "We are excited about the future innovations we can offer our customers through the use of Akamai's technology."

"As the world's premier email application, QUALCOMM's Eudora email client software has more than 20 million users worldwide," said Jeffrey K. Belk, QUALCOMM vice president and general manager of Eudora Products. "For us, the speed and reliability of our downloads are critical success factors and we have been impressed with the initial results Akamai has brought to our business. Our decision to use Akamai's best-of-breed technology produced immediate, very tangible results as we began providing the full Eudora product as a free download in December."

"At Red Herring, we are proud of the reputation we have built as Web technology experts. We realized that it was important to boost the performance of our Web site with the new, cutting-edge services that we regularly educate our readers with," said Michael Millikin, senior vice president, RedHerring.com. "We chose Akamai's revolutionary content delivery service to deliver the improvements our site needed -- increased speed and functionality to deliver rich content and consistent reliability to meet the high traffic demands our site receives daily."

"VA Linux Systems' customers, like the Linux community, are web-based. We anticipated the need for Akamai's content and application delivery services some time ago and have been extremely pleased with the enhanced speed and performance increases it has brought to our Web site. We look forward to leveraging Akamai's technology to bolster our presence on the Web and enrich our end users' online experience," said Patrick McGovern, director of E-Commerce, VA Linux Systems.

About Akamai

Akamai Technologies is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts and has offices in San Mateo, California. Akamai provides global Internet content and applications delivery services for more than 200 customers, improving Web site speed and reliability and enabling richer, more engaging Web site content. Currently, Akamai has deployed 1700 servers in 30 countries across 100 different telecommunications networks. Akamai (pronounced AH kuh my) is Hawaiian for intelligent, clever and cool.

* As reported in Media Metrix - November 1999 Top Rankings of Digital Media/Web Properties

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The release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai's management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, the dependence on Akamai's Internet content delivery service, a failure of its network infrastructure, the complexity of its service and the networks on which the service is deployed, the failure to obtain access to transmission capacity and other factors that are discussed in the Company's Registration Statement on Form S-1 and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.

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