Akamai Acquires InterVu for $2.8 Billion
Streaming-media firm will provide the technology Akamai needs to speed up the Internet.
Though enjoying the spotlight of a hot market, InterVu doesn't sport the name recognition of competitors such as RealNetworks (RNWK) and Broadcast.com. Whereas those companies have parlayed a core technology business into content aggregation (in other words, a media portal), InterVu's technology has remained in the background, powering the streaming-media delivery of other companies.
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